iPad App for Serious Writers

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” Anne Lamott

Storyist iPad appIf you are a writer or have a bucket list item to be a published author, you’ll appreciate our review of a best iPad app called the Storyist. So you may be wondering how anyone can sit down and perform serious writing as an iPad 2 app? You may not write the whole screenplay with iPad 2 app but thisbest iPad app for writing can be a good place to start it. Imagine being able to sit by a river or mountaintop to get some inspiration as you write. And write without worries of needing a power outlet with the crazy goodiPad 2 battery life. With the Storyist iPad apps, a writer can seriously consider working in their favorite little paradise.

When doing serious writing on the iPad tablet your focus is more on the act of writing and not editing and formatting. We like the idea (screenshots below the break) of using the Dropbox feature integrated into the Storyistbest iPad app design. Storyist iPad 2 app organizes your manuscripts, screenplays, notes,  so you can access them with a touch of the iPad screen. With Dropbox you can begin writing on your Macbook Pro (Storyist has Mac app version also), sync to Dropbox, and pick up later with Storyist on your iPad 2 device. And then do the reverse of that. Below are some of the top ipad app features:

• Rich text editor with support for fonts, colors, comments, images, headers, footers, and style sheets.
• Automatic manuscript and screenplay formatting with familiar tab and return key shortcuts.
• Support for both the onscreen and physical (Bluetooth) keyboards.
• Color-coded index cards.
• Customizable story sheets.
• Easy import and export of Storyist, RTF, Plain Text, and Final Draft v8 files via iTunes, Dropbox, and the Open In menu.
• Wireless printing with AirPrint.

We really like the workspace environment of this iPad 2 apps which uses information sheets for each specific aspect of your writing project. These workspaces offer flexible split-screen layouts, combining the text editor with a pane for notes and outlines specific to your current writing task. This iPad apps has designed the information sheets so as to stimulate writers to include rich details for character development, setting, and plot point. We really like the full-screen mode feature and how it encourages distraction-free writing in this best iPad app. The Storyist iPad 2 app also offers export options that include Final Draft and e-book formats for ePub.

For writers who want to write on the go, the Storyist is one of the best iPad 2 apps and is a powerful writing environment and a solid choice. It is available on the app store for $9.99.

J. Ron Clendenin

Been an iPad user from day one of its release. Apple has been innovative from the beginning and now the rest of the world is getting on board. It's great to be able to spread the word about one of their mobile devices.

  • Salitor45

    Is this iPad app is worth the $9.99 price?

  • Anonymous

    Hi Salitor45,

    I’m the developer. If you’re looking for more info, an ePub version of the User’s Guide with screen shots and an explanation of the features is available on the support page at http://storyist.com/support/


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  • Stuff

    Although I applaud the cloud sync capability and think it a necessity, reading the latest Dropbox EULA, which states that they have rights to all of your “stuff”, compels me to use a competing service to store my work.

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