A brilliant take on distraction free writing.
... typing on this app is a beautiful and rewarding experience.
Writings: Keeps getting better.
... a worthy competitor
in this increasingly crowded arena.
Writings for iPad
Writings is a beautiful yet powerful plain text editor for iPad. In Writings, the whole environment is carefully crafted to let you focus on your text without distractions. Even the most advanced features are unobtrusive during the writing process, yet still available through a few finger taps.
As a plain text editor, Writings does not accommodate formatting options, such as bold or italic type: these options are more properly the province of all-around word processors and layout/design programs, such as Pages. The focus of Writings, instead, is to assist you during the writing process by providing a distraction-free and effective writing environment, with the aim of encouraging the flow of your ideas: from your mind, right to your iPad. Whatever kind of texts you want or need to write, whether for personal or professional reason, you'll find Writings to be possibly the most comfortable and effective assistant for your typing.
Available on the App Store
New in Writings 1.6.1
○ The writing environment now features Undo and Redo buttons, available when working on the document's text, for a quicker access to the system's Undo/Redo functionalities.
○ On iOS 6, restored text alignment for Right to Left texts.
○ On iOS 6, restored scrolling to the last edited position when reopening a document.
○ Updated the TextExpander component to the latest version.
Full change log
When you start writing, all the controls fade out leaving you with nothing but your text. In this way, you can let your writings flow in a truly distraction-free environment, while still being confident that a simple tap outside of the keyboard will reveal all the controls you need.
With Writings, just tap on the left or right page margin area to move the text cursor. An optional accessory keyboard provides you with a quicker access to punctuation characters. And when you need to do the math, there is a smart character/word/line count that dynamically changes according to the text selection.
Writings comes out of the box with a beautiful writing interface, that you may already find comfortable and delightful for your writing sessions. Since everything is a matter of taste, however, you're free to discover the writing environment that is most comfortable for you by completely customizing the text font, size, page width and colors (including reverse color scheme).
Group your documents according to their context by creating workspaces. Synchronize each workspace with a different Dropbox folder (even on different accounts). For each workspace, set the full path of the Dropbox folder (e.g. '/Novel/draft'), thus allowing–for instance–the synchronization with Scrivener on Mac.
Made for iPad
Writings is not a mere adaptation to iPad of an existing text editor. On the contrary, Writings has been carefully designed from the ground-up to be truly part of the iPad ecosystem though intuitive gestures, common metaphors and extreme attention to details.
It's not just a matter of visual aesthetics: under the hood, Writings has been engineered with the iPad in mind, in order to achieve higher levels of efficiency and robustness.