11 great writing apps for Apple devices

Scribes, you love your iPhone and iPad, but do you really want to compose more than a text or a brief email on them? If so, here are handy tools for the on-the-go Chaucer in all of us.

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Microsoft Word, arguably the best word processor available, was designed for Windows.

Developers have answered the call, and diehard Apple fans can find several high-quality writing apps. Whether you need a full-scale word processor or a simple notetaking app, there are great options for iOS users. Here are 11 to try:

1. Byword is one of the best markdown editors out there. It supports TXT, TEXT, MD, MMD, MARKDOWN, MARKDN, MDOWN, MKDN, MARKD and Fountain file formats—and you can export your pieces as PDFs and HTML documents.

2. Editorial boasts a built-in multi-tab web browser and Dropbox integration, as well as an inline preview for taskpaper, markdown and foundation documents.

3. 1Writer, one of the best notetaking apps for iOS, can be used to write down ideas, for research or to revise past ideas.

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