Word Processing App Suggestions for iPhone

iOS & iPadOS

Any suggestions for basic word processing apps for the iPhone? Want something I can use to take meeting minutes and compose short documents. Don't need feature rich capabilities. I have Pages and Word downloaded but Word isn't VO friendly and I'm thinking Pages will involve a fairly significant learning curve. Would also like to have the ability to save documents in a docx format. Any suggestions



Submitted by peter on Monday, November 7, 2016

When traveling I often take notes or make diary entries in the iOS Notes app. This is simple and doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles. I use a Bluetooth keyboard.

I have the Notes app set up so that I can create new notes in the Notes folder of my Google account.

Then when I get back home, I can hop onto my PC, grab the notes from the Notes folder of Outlook (which were created on my iPhone), and copy the contents to a Word document.

The other alternative is to create the notes within the iOS Notes app and then export them via the Share menu into Word and you'll have them in MS Word format.

Anyway, there are several suggestions. Hope that helps.


Submitted by Dawn on Monday, November 7, 2016

Have you tried Google Docs? I've heard of it. When I was in school, that's what they started implementing Google services (classroom & Docs to a certain extent). I think there is an entry about it on the applevis app directory. I know for sure there's one on MS. word. But from what I understand, Google Docs allows for different file formats.
Hope I was able to help!

Submitted by treky fan on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

I use pages, the word processor released by apple. I have recently started using the app full time, so I really haven't had time to fully explore it.

Submitted by Michael Feir on Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ever since the developers chose to make it accessible, I've been using Ulysses for all of my writing. It won awards at the WWDC conference that Apple held for developers a couple of years ago. They're very receptive to feedback and accessibility suggestions. Ulysses uses a markdown language where punctuation symbols are used to indicate things like bold, underline, heading, etc. Once you know the symbols for what you want to do, using them becomes second nature.

The great thing about this is that absolutely everything is accessible. The symbols are read out when you go over them. They only activate when you export your writing to another format like PDF, Epub, HTML, RTF, etc. When people get the document, they won't see all the symbols but will instead see their results in the form of heading, underlining, etc. The system is very flexible and certainly meets my needs nicely.