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Super-clean writing space with a lot of configurability that stays out of sight when you don’t need it.

Platforms: Mac, iPhone, iPad

Best for: Note-taking, Drafting, Book, Story, Essay, Blog, and Free

Website: https://papereditor.app/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Plain-text writing environment

Syncs with iCloud

Works across Apple devices

★★★★★ Performance

★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.2 on the App Store

From boardroom to lecture hall, project plan to daily diary, Nebo makes note-taking smarter, more efficient and more enjoyable.

Platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad

Best for: Note-taking, Journal, Poetry, and Blog

Website: https://www.nebo.app/

Base price:

$9.99 one-time payment

Premium price:

Write-to-text

Copy-paste to Notes

Mix handwriting with text

★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.3 on the App Store

Ideas, stories, and life’s events. Capture them in a journal that’s easy to carry and offers more than bound sheets. Chronicle for iPad is about you and your words. Write comfortably and benefit from being able to find anything you wrote with built-in search.

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Mac

Best for: Note-taking and Journal

Website: http://slidetorock.com/apps/Chronicle-for-iPad-journal.html

Base price:

$2.99 one-time payment

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Distraction-free writing

Password protect journal entries

Built-in search

★★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.5 on the App Store

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Step-by-step guided essay-writing directions written by a college English professor and includes explanations and examples to help you write a college-level essay including the following: introduction paragraph, supporting paragraphs, and conclusion paragraph.

Platforms: Mac, iPhone, iPad

Best for: Outlining, Drafting, and Essay

Website: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/guided-essay-writer/id11731...

Base price:

$1.99 one-time payment

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Essay writing tips

Help documenting sources

Easily check progress

★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 5.0 on the App Store

Cold Turkey Writer transforms your computer into a typewriter, which forces you to do nothing but write.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, PC

Best for: Drafting, Book, Story, and Free

Website: https://getcoldturkey.com/writer/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$9.00 one-time payment

Distraction-free writing

Timer block

Word count block

★★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.0 on TechRadar

We’re more than a doc. Or a table. Customize Notion to work the way you do.

Platforms: Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Chrome, PC

Best for: Note-taking, Outlining, Journal, Book, Story, Essay, Poetry, Blog, and Free

Website: https://www.notion.so/product

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Create wikis

Link to different pages

Hundreds of pre-made wikis

Create table of contents

★★★★ Performance

★★★★★ Features

★★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.0 on TechRadar

Note down, shape, & share your ideas with the world's best loved digital paper. Fall in love with handwriting all over again with Goodnotes’ digital ink.

Platforms: Mac, iPhone, iPad

Best for: Outlining, Drafting, Book, Story, Journal, and Poetry

Website: https://www.goodnotes.com/

Base price:

$8.99 one-time payment

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Search your handwriting

Annotate PDFs

Organize with folders and subfolders

Personlize notebooks

★★★★ Performance

★★★★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.8 on the App Store

Enjoy a distraction-free writing experience, including a full screen mode and a clean interface. With Markdown, you can write now, and format later.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, PC

Best for: Drafting, Book, Story, Poetry, Journal, Blog, Essay, and Free

Website: https://ghostwriter.kde.org/

Base price:

Free

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Light and dark themes

Focus mode

Document and session statistics

Autosave

★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★★★★ Value

The human brain is non-linear: we jump from idea to idea, all the time. Your second brain should work the same. In Obsidian, making and following connections is frictionless. Tend to your notes like a gardener; at the end of the day, sit back and marvel at your own knowledge graph.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, PC

Best for: Note-taking, Outlining, Journal, Book, Story, Essay, Poetry, Blog, and Free

Website: https://obsidian.md/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$25.00 one-time payment

Link pages

Graph view

Customizable with backlinked notes

★★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.5 on TechRadar

Create ebooks for every platform: Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books, and more. Each specialized file can guide readers to buy your next book in their favorite store.

Platforms: Mac

Best for: Publishing, Story, and Book

Website: https://vellum.pub/

Base price:

$199.99 one-time payment

Premium price:

$299.99 one-time payment

Generate print and ebook at once

Choose trim size

Custom ornaments and backgrounds

Drop caps and flourishes

★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 3.0 on Reedsy

Create professional print books and eBooks easily with the all-in-one book writing software.

Platforms: Mac, Windows, Chrome, PC

Best for: Drafting, Publishing, Book, and Story

Website: https://www.atticus.io/

Base price:

$147.00 one-time payment

Premium price:

Book level goal tracking & word count

Drag and drop chapters

Customizable formatting templates

★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Create beautiful handwritten notes, sketch your ideas, record audio, and organize your notes like never before.

Platforms: Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android

Best for: Note-taking, Journal, Book, Story, Essay, Poetry, and Blog

Website: https://www.noteshelf.net/

Base price:

$9.99 one-time payment

Premium price:

Create your own diary

Search your handwritten notes

Syncs across devices

★★★ Performance

★★★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 4.4 on the App Store

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