Paragraft is for editing text - anything from to do lists, random notes, to lengthy documents. Its aim is to give you basic control over your formatting with the minimum of fuss.

It gives you an easy way to write up notes while on the move *and* to share those notes in a neat and tidy format with friends, clients, colleagues, etc.

-> Edit your documents using plain text with simple markup for creating headings, bold and italic text, bulleted lists, numbered lists and horizontal lines.

-> Drag paragraphs to re-order them.

-> Smart keyboard shortcuts save faffing with buttons and pop up menus, keeping you focused on writing.

-> Preview stylings with a quick touch.

-> Share your rich text documents by email, PDF or print.

-> Keep your documents organised with powerful and easy to use tagging system.

Paragraft: text editing, tuned for the touch based device

More Detailed Feature List

* use simple keyboard shortcuts to apply italic, bold and list formatting - this approach is much faster than selecting text and using menu or button options

* use swipe left and right gestures to create headings and adjust heading levels or, for lists, to adjust list levels

* create and share rich text emails from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

* use draggable tags to help organise your documents - you can also search documents by name or by contents

* easily adjust size and style of font for editing and, independently, for email / PDF / Print / preview

* import plaintext from other apps such as Mail, iCloud Drive, or Dropbox

* import Markdown formatted documents from other apps such as Mail or Dropbox (but note, not all Markdown formatting is supported on import)

* export plaintext files (with Markdown markup) to other apps such as Dropbox, Pages or PlainText

* choice of smart quotes or straight quotes

* create rich text email signatures

What’s New

Version 0.62

Fixes for compatibility with more recent versions of iOS and more recent devices, including iPhone 6/7 and iPhone 6/7 Plus.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Macdrifter ,

No way out

Clearly the developer never tried to set the app options. Once you go to the options page, there's no way back to the documents unless you force quit the app. Simply poor design and not ready for purchase.

Blue Velociraptor ,

Reliable Markdown to PDF, Dropbox is good but not automatic

I like Paragraft - it takes Mardown text and outputs beautiful PDF files, complete with page numbers and file names included at the bottom of the page in the print preview. Plus, it lets you toggle back-and-forth between curly quotes and straight quotes. And another very helpful feature is the way it separates each paragraph in your document - using the edit function, you can physically slide your paragraphs around however you like, reordering them as-needed. If you're good with Markdown and somewhat flexible regarding formatting, you could use this to create full-fledged documents without touching MS Word or Pages.

However, Paragraft does not have the best file and sync structure. You still have to manually upload each .txt file to Dropbox individually. This is straightforward, but then you have to redo this if you make edits. What I do is create and edit my documents using WriteUp (another handy Markdown app) and then open them in Dropbox to export to Paragraft. Paragraft then outputs a nice PDF (which WriteUp doesn't do just yet), which I can then upload back to any folder in Dropbox I like.

I have a feeling that Paragraft and WriteUp will both be added some of the features of the other, and that Markdown will gradually be improved to allow more formatting than is currently allowed. (em-dash, anyone??) In the meantime, Paragraft gets the job done nicely - just not quite as automatically as I'd like.

bh04 ,

The best of the best

I take A LOT of notes on my iPhone. Everything from my journal to shopping lists to random ideas and business plans. If I think it, I write it down. I recently discovered markdown and began researching the various apps that support it. Unable to determine a clear winner from the reviews, I decided to just purchase them all. I bought Nocs, Trunk Notes, Paragraft, and IA Writer. After spending only 20 minutes with them all, using them to create a quick shopping list, it became EXCEEDINGLY clear that Paragraft was at whole different level than the others. Get it. You will not regret.

Now, just a couple of notes to the developer... One thing that I loved about trunk notes is its built in wiki. Your entire note collection functions like a wiki and linking to other pages (notes) is extremely simple and easy. If you could add that as an option, or an add-on, I would gladly pay $9.99 for this app. Even as you have it now, you could easily charge $3.99-$4.99.

Also, you should really update your icon to match how amazing this app is. We all "know" the icon has nothing to do with anything, but sadly, that's not the way ppl think. The iPhone is about 2 things: functionality, and visual appeal. iPhone owners want both with their apps/icons as well. Please update the icon... it matters.


Matthew Elton
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Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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