Werdsmith turns your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch into a portable writing studio, so you can write any time, any place. Hundreds of thousands of writers rely on Werdsmith to capture their ideas and work on their novels, screenplays, stories and articles. Join us!

"I haven't written this much in decades. Werdsmith has revived my passion to write." - Laurence
"Waist deep in awesome sauce." - Kesh

Why you'll love Werdsmith:

Don't limit yourself to writing at your desk. With Werdsmith, your writing is always at your fingertips, in sync between iPhone and iPad. Write in your downtime, outdoors, anywhere you are. You'll be writing more often than you ever have before.

Sharing is built into Werdsmith, so you can get feedback from friends, show the whole world what you're working on via Facebook and Twitter, or create your own's writer's portfolio. You choose exactly what people can see, and everything else is totally private.

Make Werdsmith truly yours with five custom themes and tons of formatting options. Add bold, italics and headings as you type, or use one of our powerful novel-writing or screenplay-writing tools that automatically make your work look beautiful.

Set writing rituals and word goals to motivate you, and see how much you write every day. It's the easiest way to get into a writing habit, improve your skills and complete your projects. Warning: It's addictive!

All your work is backed up both on your device and in the cloud and protected by your Face ID or Touch ID. You can even go back in time and find earlier version of your work if you lose something. Werdsmith is the safest place for your writing.

You won't find a simpler, but more feature-rich writing app. Whether you use Werdsmith to jot down ideas or to write your fifth novel, there’s no better tool for writers. Join us and start your writing journey today.


Things you might want to know:

The vast majority of Werdsmith's features are free, but there is a limit to how many documents you can work on at once. You can remove the limit by becoming a Werdsmith member.

Membership gives you other benefits too, like four extra themes, novel and screenplay writing tools, Werdsmith on your computer, and hundreds of writing prompts in the Unblock app.

Sync, backup and sharing features require a free Werdsmith ID.

If you choose to become a member, you’ll be charged through your iTunes account at the end of your one-week free trial period, unless you cancel your membership at least 24 hours before it begins. Your subscription will renew automatically, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current billing period. You can either subscribe monthly for US$4.99, twice-yearly for US$29.99 or yearly for US$49.99 (or an equivalent local price) and you’ll be charged up to 24 hours before the current billing period ends. You can manage, upgrade, downgrade or cancel your subscription on the app's Help page or by going to your App Store account settings. Keep in mind that any unused portion of your free trial period is forfeited if you purchase a membership before the end of the trial. Please read our Privacy Policy at and our Terms of Use at Feel free to contact us if you need help!

A big thanks to the writers who've supported Werdsmith over the years! We couldn't do it without you.

What’s New

Version 4.5.3

This version fixes an issue with importing files from the Files app.


NEW: iOS 14 widgets. Reach your writing goals by tracking your daily writing stats on your home screen.

To add a widget:

- Tap and hold on any empty part of your Home Screen. Your apps will start to wiggle.
- Tap the "+" that appears in the top left hand corner of your screen.
- Scroll to the bottom of the widgets list and tap "Werdsmith".

Please note that this is the last version of Werdsmith that'll support iOS 9-12. You can continue using the app on an old version of iOS, but you'll need iOS 13 or 14 to receive new features or bug fix updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Römchen08 ,

Sehr Gut!

Ich saß vor ein paar Wochen auf meinem Bett in der Quarantäne und mir war Langweilig. Mein Gehirn meinte auf einmal so: Warum schreibst du kein Buch? Und ich meinte zu meinem Gehirn stimmt. Ich bin auf AppStore gegangen, hab mach (Buch schreiben App) gesucht 😂 Und dass erste was kam war diese App. Lange Rede kurzer Sinn: Geile App😅

xxxfallen ,

Bug beim Exportieren

Beim Exportieren wird bspw. Kursiv nicht übernommen.

GeistLissy ,

Stürzt ab

Eigentlich ist diese App gut, doch wenn ich mich mit meinem Account dort anmelde, werde ich ständig aus der App rausgeschmissen.


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App Privacy

The developer, Werdsmith Pty Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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