Writing can be hard. Werdsmith makes it easier.
Werdsmith turns your iPhone and iPad into a powerful writing studio that inspires you to write. With features to motivate you and help you break through writer‘s block, you‘ll find yourself writing more than ever.
--Here's how it works.--
1. Capture your ideas
Whenever inspiration strikes, Werdsmith makes it easy to quickly add it to your Ideas List, before it gets lost. Stuck for ideas? Ghostwriter, our AI, writes unique and interesting writing prompts for you.
2. Start your project
When you‘re ready to start your project, move it to your Projects List. From here, choose from one of our four writing modes, including our Novel mode, that automatically formats your novel as you type. This lets you leave the formatting to us, so you can focus on writing.
3. Create a writing ritual
Many writers have a ritual - a time they set aside every day to write. Choose a time that works for you, and Werdsmith will help you build up your daily writing habit by reminding you to write.
4. Set a goal
Add a word goal to your project, and we'll show you your progress as you write. We‘ll even how many words you've written and how long you've spent writing, and you can track your daily stats in our handy widget.
5. Get feedback and publish
When your project is finished, you can share it privately with your editors, publish it publicly with your readers, or export it to 1000s of other apps or your computer for printing or editing.
All your projects stay up to date between iPhone and iPad, automatically backed up and protected. Werdsmith can fit into your existing writing process, or you can treat it like a fresh start. It's up to you.
Over a million writers have entrusted Werdsmith to get their projects finished and become better at their craft. Join us!
Things you might want to know:
You can use all of Werdsmith's features for free, but there are limits, for example in the number of projects you can add, the number of writing prompts you can create, or the amount of time you can spend in Novel Mode or using app themes. You can increase or remove these limits by becoming a Werdsmith member. Sync, backup and sharing features are optional, but require a free Werdsmith account.
A big thanks to the writers who've supported Werdsmith over the years. We couldn't do it without you.
This version fixes a few minor issues left over from the Werdsmith 5 update. If you like the new update, please tap the app icon and leave us a review!
Ratings and Reviews
Scared to update
I’ve been using this app since 2016 and use it to write every single day. I would be absolutely devastated if anything happened to everything I’ve written in that time. Since I first downloaded it, there haven’t been many changes to the layout or anything major. I’m sure the new changes are for the better but I’m just really nervous about how they may change all the ideas I’ve written so far. I love this app and rely on it so much you have no idea. I’d just like to know if there’s any major changes to how ideas are organized that I should worry about before I update the app. Thank you for your time. Truly love this app, would just hate to see it change completely after using it for so long… ^ also will there still be a passcode? That’s a very important feature for me… ^ sorry, my last review I think you responded to was from a while back…
Thanks for your responses! I feel a lot better about updating now knowing that it’s nothing too major. Although I will miss the custom passcode, that’s understandable. Maybe it could make a comeback in a future update lol. Thank you for your time and patience, sorry to be a bother lol. Really love this app <3
Developer Response ,
Hi there! We believe this version is a big improvement, but totally understand your concern. The major change is that your projects list is now on the top of the main screen for faster access (rather than in the second tab). There's also a search box to find older ideas and projects. If you'd like to be extra safe, you can back up your work before you update - just go to Profile > Settings > Archive > Export. Please keep in mind the custom 4-digit passcode has been removed (it was an unpopular feature that caused some issues) but you can still use Touch ID/Face ID or your device's passcode. All that said, if you'd prefer to stay on the old version, the update is completely optional! Get in touch if you need more help -Nathan
Amazing, highly recommended.
Hello Werdsmith team,
I would like to start this off to say, how this app has encouraged my love of writing into a passion. I am very glad I downloaded this app when I had the chance. Even though, I’ve had Werdsmith for less than a year, I still adore it. I used to not even know how to properly use a comma, semi colon, nor have a A in my English class. My favorite part of the whole set up would have to be, how you distinguish ideas and projects into separate categories. Love it! It’s to die for, therefore I am that type of person. 😂 Anyways, even though I did give you guys a five-star rating, I hope you wouldn’t mind if I made a suggestion. I know a heap load of apps have this nowadays, and was wondering if you could add an (a free) nighttime theme. That would help out a lot. I normally write later in afternoon when I have the chance and it’s almost blinding to look at a full out white screen. Now, I know you have different themes, but I don’t want to spend that type of money. I simply have the free version. I hope you guys take my commentary to consideration. Thank you, have a good day and or night.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for taking the time to write your review and we're glad you're liking the app! To answer your question about who the membership is benefiting, we personally believe that both parties benefit. The membership allows us to continue working on the app so that the user has a product that is constantly evolving and improving. Without our subscribers, we wouldn't be able to spend as much time improving it, updating it with suggestions made by our users and providing customer support. Thanks - Nicole.
I have now bought this app twice and they still want more money
I am going to leave what I originally wrote just so people can see why you responded but I would like to follow it up. The restore purchases thing did work. The app is now working correctly with all of my features restored. Sorry for the knee jerk reaction. I love the app and would highly recommend it. Also thank you for the speedy reply. I really do love your app and use it for everything from list making to novel writing and everything in between.
I thought Wordsmith was a fantastic app. I even bought and paid for it. Originally I paid the 2.99 to own the app and all its features. Awhile later when things changed I paid 4.99 to own the app and all its features. Today when I went to use the app I discovered I have had a limit set on how many items I can save and that if I want to use all the features of the app that I have now paid for twice that I will need to pay a monthly subscription. I am very disappointed and will be looking for a new writing app
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for letting us know about this. This can occasionally happen in the app where it doesn't recognise that your membership has been renewed. All you need to do is restore purchases and the button to do this can be found in the "Help" section of the app. This should fix the problem but if you're having any more issues please let us know or feel free to get in touch with us on email via the app. Thanks - Nicole
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- Werdsmith Pty Ltd
- 8 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Nathan Tesler
- In-App Purchases
- Membership $4.99
- Membership $49.99
- Ghostwriter $149.99
- Membership $24.99
- Ghostwriter $14.99
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