FocusWriter Alternatives for iPad

    FocusWriter is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is Joplin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FocusWriter and 17 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to FocusWriter are Bear (Freemium), iA Writer (Paid), Pages (Free) and Ulysses (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 15, 2021

    1. Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.
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    2. Bear is a beautiful and flexible writing app for note-taking and prose, both on the go for iOS devices and for the Mac OS desktop. KEY FEATURES - Stay organized by linking notes to each other. - Use hashtags to organize and add context to notes.
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    3. The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music. The key is focus. What you need to write well is a spartan setting that allows you to fully concentrate on your text and nothing but your text.
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    4. Pages is a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout tool for the Mac. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works.
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      elkomodosdrago Pages lacks the same focus upon a distraction-free full-screen environment.
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    5. Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers an integrated environment to brainstorm, draft, revise and even submit text on a professional level.
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    6. Quip is a modern word processor that enables you to create beautiful documents on any device, including the iPad, iPhone, and the desktop. It combines documents and messages into a single chat-like “thread” of updates — making collaboration easy.
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    7. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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    8. A distraction free writing app built with an intelligent editor, smart organization & a design brought to perfection after years of iterations. Practically magic
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      The writing application that boosts your writing. Increase focus and writing performance and reduce distractions by separating your creative writing from other activities. Let writing be the only activity you perform in the writing application.
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      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      Allegory is a powerful notes app with a beautiful iOS-centric UI. The minimal and focused writing experience, combined with an impressive set of powerful features, makes this the ideal choice for everyone.
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