iPad Best word processor for iPad

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  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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  2. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    Kind of depends what you will use it for. For example, some offer key markdown features, which could be important.

    Still others make it easier for you to simply focus on the writing, free from various technical considerations like markdown.
     
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    My favourite is the basic version of iA Writer ... Very simple with excellent Dropbox integration.

    Ulysses for markdown and syncs with Mac version.
     
  4. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    I love Ulysses too, but it's the most expensive of the main writing apps (Editorial, Byword, iA Writer, etc.) at $20. I think it's worth it because of its features (markdown support, a multitude of export formats, collation of notes into one document, etc.), but if you don't need those options it might not be worth it. It does sync with the Mac app well, but that's another $45.
     
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I am stuck with Microsoft Word, because of work, but it is pretty great now on the iPad.
     
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    For pure text (no formatting except basic martkdown) I like textastic
     
  7. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    my main word processor across all devices in the past few years has been Evernote :)
     
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    must admit, these days i've switched from Office to Word and Numbers. i love numbers for XL work.
     
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    Word. MS stuff is far beyond the others.
     
  11. Themoth macrumors member

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    Even better now on the Ipp
     
  12. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    I'd never buy an IPP, i'd just have a laptop or a SP.
     
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    Thanks for sharing a completely unrelated comment.
     
  14. Themoth macrumors member

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    My thoughts as well!
     
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    What is it that makes people feel they need to voice negative views on the Pro???? It's the most bizarre thing lately that people feela need or get a free pass to chime in and tell you their disapproval. It's rude and juvenile. If I want to plop down $1k on the fastest tablet available, that's my business.
     
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    kinda like saying its even better on the IPP - kinda unrelated..and juvenile?
    its like someones trying to justify something, rather than just answering a question..
     
  17. Themoth macrumors member

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    Better on the IPP is obvious but I'll clarify for you seeing your missed the obvious point. It's bigger, faster and multitask is improved.. Hope that helps, as far as your juvenile comments I have to look at the source and no need to react to such an insecure comment.
     
  18. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    You're on an iPad forum, it's totally appropriate.

     
  19. Themoth macrumors member

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    One tends to knock what they don't have to allow themselves to feel better about their current situation. These individuals will always remain trolling forums
     
  20. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Why is it any different?
    It's not better on the pro vs pad - what you are talking about is "subjective" remember that.
    if mobility is key hows the size of the IPP a plus? The iOS version has the SAME functionality regardless of device as it stands now.

    And in terms of being on the pad forum, well word is better on a full blown computer so its the same difference!!!
    Geez, one rule and one vision, and it has to be "mine" it appears is the mantra of certain owners who feel they must defend their latest purchase!
     
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    In the business world Word still rules. The MS Office suite is well worth the cost.
     
  22. Quarksbar macrumors newbie

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    I love pages and numbers; no brainier included solution across all my devices
     
  23. bnmcj1 macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, none of them can do real work. iPad is still a toy.
     
  24. Themoth macrumors member

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    Depends on your needs I guess. Some would say the opposite
     
  25. bnmcj1 macrumors 6502

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    It would be impossible for me to make a thesis on an iPad. No app would allow that kind of customisation. Also it would be too cumbersome to lift the arm and scroll through it.

    It is like people want it to replace something it can't. I guess people can get used to even the most ineffective ways of working. iPad is the worst productivity experience you could get in most cases. But most people are fine with it.
     

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