Your goto word processor app....and why?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Wbutchart, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Wbutchart macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Hi all, what is your top note/word processor? Mines it notebooks 7, the reason being unlimited folders/sub folders, saves as html files so sizes are tiny and stores any other type of file too. I sometimes use pages if a more complex document is needed (tables etc) but lack of sub folders is a real problem.

    Not a cheap app but great for what it does.
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    For notes I use Letterspace. I like it because you can organize within the note itself using hashtags and @mentions. The way I use it is that I have my main categories as the hashtags, and then the @mentions as my general tags like @advice, @articles, and whatever. It doesn't have image support, but I can easily use a Workflow to deal with that. I actually use it to make rich text versions of my Markdown at this point.

    For writing, I use Write. It works on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so that's the big reason I use it. I like that I can tag things too. The Markdown hybrid previewing is really nice too.

    You can do tables with it, but it's not as nice as doing it in a proper word processor, heh.

    Some people like to use Drafts for writing, but I just like using it for... Gasp... Drafts!

    I don't like using the same app for everything because it gets too confusing since I do too many things. The other problem I had was that my Evernote got to the point that it wouldn't sync anymore.
  3. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2007
    Midwest America.
    Well, since I uninstalled an earlier version of Office for the Mac, and it killed the license file for the newer version somehow so it won't run, I am using Pages, TextEdit, and Text Wrangler.

    I followed the instructions to the letter for uninstalling the earlier version of Office, and it still some how killed the new version and since it is from the TechNet 'free' program that was discontinued, I'm not feeling like there is much hope to fix it.

    Win some, lose some...
  4. Trahearne, Dec 21, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014

    Trahearne macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2014
    Drafts for dumping random texts in my brain.
    Editorial and Byword for Mac for serious writing, with the help of Clips.
    Byword for proof-reading and archiving.
    Pages for polishing, only if necessary.

  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
  6. milo299 macrumors newbie


    Dec 17, 2014
    I use TextEdit, it includes features I need :)

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  7. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    I have a wide array of devices that I use for various purposes and moods. One of my primary goals for notes is to easily and seamlessly be able to pick up any device at any time and continue working where I left off. (Think of it as Handoff/Continuity before Apple started implementing it)

    Using Dropbox as the central hub for syncing, I use the following:

    (Android) Draft
    (iOS) Notesy
    (OSX) nvALT (Notational Velocity alternative)
    (Windows) ResophNotes
    (Windows RT) Write

    Primarily plain text notes with the occasional markdown.
  8. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
    I honestly like Pages a lot. It's fantastic for note taking... Very easy to format.
  9. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    Another Notebooks 7 user here, been using it since it was first introduced for the original iPad. I've tried a lot of others, but I just keep coming back to this one.
  10. GerritV macrumors 65816

    May 11, 2012
    Notebooks 7

    - clean, non distractive interface
    - universal app
    - many import formats
    - good support from developer
  11. Yakibomb macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2014
    Cape Town
    Pages is my go to. It's reliable, and I love how it works with Hand Off now
  12. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Microsoft Word.

    • Available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, OS X and Windows.
    • Most universal file format (doc and docx)
    • No shortage of features. It caters for a hell of a lot.
    • Built in cloud storage as well as compatibility with 3rd party cloud storage services.
    • Plays well with large files.
  13. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Apple Notepad for private notes.
    - It is an easy and fast app with the big advantage it syncs between my iPad, iPhone and iMac.

    Notability for my work notes
    - has enough format options, and 2-level tabs
    - I don't like the new look though

    Pages for documents
    - has enough features for me
    - syncs between my iPhone, iPad and iMac

    I am thinking about Word though, because my work documents are in MS-Word
  14. culb0743, Jan 3, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015

    culb0743 macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2013
    +1 for Notebooks (7) by Alfons Schmid. Although, I use it as more of a text editor than word processor, but I guess that kind of versatility is what makes it such a great app; text editor/word processor/ad hoc file system/task list/document converter/document manager- swiss army knife. All of my documents begin life as .md or .txt and finalized as PDF, all kept in sync through Dropbox. I don't use .rtf, .doc, .docx unless those formats are specifically requested, and its rather surprising how infrequently that happens. I use it in concert with the OS X client; however, I prefer a different text editor when working on the Mac. It would be nice to see MultiMarkdown support added to Notebooks.
  15. smallcoffee macrumors 65816

    Oct 15, 2014
    North America
    I use Pages. It seems to work fine for my purposes.
  16. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Notes, Pages, Word - in that order
    Fast, Convenient, Compatible - in that order
  17. Toltepeceno Suspended


    Jul 17, 2012
    SMT, Edo MX, MX
    Onenote, Word, textedit and pages in that order.
  18. skaertus macrumors 68040


    Feb 23, 2009
    I don't use the iPad to write, as I feel it is uncomfortable for doing so.

    But the best apps for writing are, in my opinion, Word, Pages and UX Write, which is a great app for working with complex documents. If you need something simple, iA Writer may be suitable as well.

    I have seen that the powerful Mellel is being launched for iPad sometime this year. A beta has been announced in their website, and it may turn out to be great.

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