Friday 5: Awesome subscription-free writing apps for iOS [9to5Mac]


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Apps featured:
1Writer ($4.99): https://goo.gl/NsKtGQ
Scrivener ($19.99): https://goo.gl/DXRWX4
iA Writer ($4.99): https://goo.gl/sQfkWe
Byword ($2.99): https://goo.gl/WCqDDS
Pages (Free): https://goo.gl/jzqWKz

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Final Cut Pro X (Mac): https://goo.gl/032qDi
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Affinity Designer (Mac): https://goo.gl/6QGdAU
Affinity Photo (Mac): https://goo.gl/uW8C3k
Affinity Photo (iPad): https://goo.gl/3qPCKH
Filmic Pro (iOS): https://goo.gl/38L83G
Ferrite (iOS): https://goo.gl/mqLzST
Ulysses (iOS): https://goo.gl/RgNtEi
Ulysses (Mac): https://goo.gl/GwMEax

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18 comments on “Friday 5: Awesome subscription-free writing apps for iOS [9to5Mac]

You should look into iBooks Author as well.

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Was Byword really $2.99 three months ago when this video was published? It's $5.99 today?! (The corresponding Mac OS app has also doubled in price.) Has this app seen significant changes in features, or have they just increased the price? Other comments suggest IA WRITER is the better app – this app is now cheaper at $4.99.

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Excellent informational video as always. I really felt Scrivner was the app I was looking for until I found it in the app store and learned it does not support iCloud. Thats very disappointing. Hope they update the app soon

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may be one time tell some words about Writleght, if you will like it? Writelight – the app for daily freewriting http://writelight.guru/

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Any advice on how to learn markdown writing? Thanks

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Do people hate subscriptions that much? As long as the subscription is like $5 a month, I'd rather that than having to pay a ton of money for each new iOS release, and then having to buy the mac version too.

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I really like IA Writer, so much so I bought it for iOS and macOS. I didn't know of its existence prior to watching this video. Good lookin' out!

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Nice vid as usual! I use Notes for everything but… I use Pages when I need to read a Note while writing the final document/script. This is because I use my iPad for writing and the only way I can have a note on one side and write about it at the same time is using another software. Will check the other options too, cheers!

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I'm planning on moving to iOS and I have one question. Are many iOS apps that expensive? Like these ones? $20 for an app…

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That keyboard caught my attention. How do you get that toolbar above it?

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Scrivener probably has the most options, and is an excellent writing app, but I wish it had icloud syncing and a focus mode on sentence or paragraph. Scrivener 3 for Mac is out soon, and thankfully not subscription-based (looking at you Ulyses).

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It's hard to beat Pages for the Apple ecosystem, especially the cloud. I think because it's free as part of every Apple device, it gets little respect. I've tried them all as a professional text writer…Scrivener, iA Writer, Om writer, Ulysses, etc…and I always come back to Pages for Mac and iOS, MS Word for Windows devices.

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I would personally rather write on a computer but that's just me…

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I love you 9To5Mac ❤️ Great content!

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iA Writer user here. It's an amazing and simple app. I would prefer iA Writer over Byword, since the Byword doesn't seem to update the app a lot, and the interface seems iOS7-ish, while iA Writer gets constant updates, looks elegant, and the developers are very active and friendly on Twitter answering user questions.

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