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According to a 2017 survey by ReportLinker state that 75% of smartphone users in the United States never switch off their smartphones.

given that there is going to be a lot more space to write on as phones and tablets get more substantial screens and, and there has not been a better time to start writing on a mobile device.

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Unfortunately, it also means that there would be a lot of writing apps for both iOS and Android devices that are not great. There are either poorly coded and slow, with little or no features or expensive and some are a combination of all three.

that will make picking out the good ones from the bad ones an absolute nightmare, especially for students who font have a lot of time on their hands and are desperately looking for an easy way out on some services like this one, assistance with their homework and among other things as soon as possible.

Luckily for you, this article will be shedding more light on the best writing apps that are available for iOS and Android that are significant steps way ahead of the default notepad-style apps.



Paid apps and students usually don’t mix, but Scrivener is a word-processing software that is worth every bit of it for a lot of reasons.

For newbies, the app is an all-in-one writing tool, the app streamlines the entire writing process, from the note-taking to doing research and then editing, in addition to the actual writing that allows you to manage everything about what you are trying to write.

While there is a bit of a learning curve to get yourself familiar with the app, the wide assortment of features that are made available to you once you know your way around the app is indeed worth it. Available on App Store as a paid app




Clamping the Best App in App Store both in 2013 and 2015, The app features the perfect mix of ease-of-use and blogging that makes it the perfect text-only editor for both students and writers who want a distraction-free writing experience.

Still, the best thing about this app is that you can publish your work directly to WordPress from the app, which makes it great for students who want to pursue blogging, either on Medium or WordPress. Available on the App Store free



Students take a lot of notes everywhere they go. Most of their writings are done in the form of taking notes, and Evernote is well suited for that purpose. It is simply the best.

Its name says a lot about the app.

Evernote enables you to take notes in different forms imaginable and sync all of them into a single account so that you can be able to access them across all your devices. It allocates 60MB of free storage monthly but it doesn’t sound much, it’s a lot if you are planning on just using the app to take notes in plain text. Available on the App Store and via Google Play for free

Google Docs


It’s free!

That is one word that is sweet in the ears of every student, which is precisely what makes Google Docs so great. But unlike other free word-processing apps out in the open, this app does not sell you short. In short, it has so many features that it should not be available for free.

The accessibility you get using this app across multiple devices is hard to beat, but the best part is the collaborative nature of the app. you can share your documents with other people with just a few clicks, and you can even work on your documents in real-time. You can also leave comments or notes that can be viewed by other writers at any time.


It comes with zero ads, in-app purchases or tiers whatsoever, this app is a no-brainer. Available on the App Store and by default on Android devices

iA Writer

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There are sometimes where you merely need a place to write on without any distractions, iA Writer is the perfect writing app.

iA Writer has all the necessary things you need in a word processor. This includes the ability to synchronise with DropBox and Google Drive, a file browser for your documents, as well as cross-platform support across multiple devices, including iOS, Windows and MacOS.
But what sets this app apart from the others is its focus mode.

The feature allows its users to completely zero in on what they are writing by obscuring previously written sentences. There are some other features on the app as well. Some include night mode, Markdown support and direct publishing to Medium. Available free on Google Play and via the App Store as a paid app


Students write and edit text regularly. So often that it can get a little bit repetitive and while annoying is terrible, it’s right in the sense that it makes it easy for automation.

Using this app, students can be able to use the graphical editor to input students using “if” statements and “repeat” loops to create a fully automated workflow that takes away a lot of annoying, yet essential parts of doing any writing. Even when you have no background in creating similar workflows, other workflows are available online by other users that you can use easily without any issue.

Perhaps the most significant appeal with the app is that the automation feature scales depends on how advanced the user is. For example, users who know their way around programming languages can create more complex workflows based on Python scripts.

It’s less of a simple word-processing tool and more of a workflow-optimisation app; the app is a must-have for those students who want to streamline their study routine. Available on the App Store as a paid app

Day One

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Students have proven that journal writing can be beneficial to them and few wiring applications on the internet make it better and its Day One.

Whether you have writer’s block and you need help with your essays, or you don’t and want to let all of your feelings out, the potential use for this app is endless. You can use it to keep track of your grades, vacations or whatever else it is that you can think of.

It is a personal app that has the right features that students could end up using well into their adulthood. Available on the App Store and Google Play free



JotterPad is a distraction-free writing app. It has one of the best file management systems you will never see in its niche, and it has a pleasing design that makes it want to try it out.

It’s available for free, and it also works great for writers who are willing to pay more for more great features. But on its own, it can completely turn your device into a notepad that you can use to write on at any time and place. Available via Google Play free

iWriter Pro

A writing app can have all the whistle and bells in the world, but when it comes down to it, most of its users truly want a distraction-free writing environment that they can open and use to write in an instant.

That is what iWriter Pro stands for.

It’s clean and straightforward, yet powerful enough to get the job done, and it gives you access to all your iCloud and DropBox documents o that you can be able to edit them at any time. Furthermore, you can customise the colour theme and font according to your liking so that you can get into the mood much more quickly.

However, once you are done writing, you can export your written work to either PDF or HTML through the app without any stress.


And while the app does not have the most robust features set that come with most word-processors in the market, it does have everything student, or in general, any writer would need. Available on the App Store as a paid app



If you are in the market looking for a Markdown editor and somehow Ulysses is not working well for you, then Byword is an excellent alternative.

The app’s interface is easy for navigation. There is not much clutter to distract you, but there are enough features here to keep you productive, including personalisation options that you can configure to your taste.

As functional as it is straightforward, the app is as polished as an app can get, and it’s perfect for anyone who is looking to stay productive on the go. Available on App Store as a paid app

You can make yourself competitive with the help of these apps

While most people might not stop writing, it is no secret that a lot of students will end up writing more during their school years than when they are out in the world.

But you should know that how you write during those crucial years in education matters.

That is why having one of these apps is essential. By saving yourself the time and trouble of having to use an inefficient app, you can submit quality written work on time and thereby be more productive in many other aspects of your life as a student.

Tell us what we miss from the list above. Let us know by using the comments section below.

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