Simpletext is available as a universal purchase, which means you only have to purchase once to use it on all your devices, including iOS, iPadOS and macOS.

A Minimalist-Designed App to Do Your Best Writing

There are many writing apps for you to choose from today, so why bother with yet another one? Because Simpletext is different — it's thoughtful simplicity provides an experience unlike any other apps you have used before.

Simpletext started as a passion project because I couldn't find what I was looking for. Most apps were trying to do too much and ended up bloated with features I don't need. So I built Simpletext based on a simple premise — what if there's an app that refuses to do more, choosing instead to do just one thing, and do it well? For Simpletext, that one thing is writing.

What Makes a Good Writing App?

I believe a good writing app inspires you to write. To achieve that, I designed Simpletext based on the following principles:

1. Zero Clutter
Simpletext provides a quiet space to write with absolutely nothing to distract you from writing. The intent is to create a space that helps you connect with your voice and get into the flow.

2. Beautiful Typography
Simpletext comes with three professional fonts for you to choose from, handpicked to ensure the finest writing experience. They are: (1) Akkurat Mono by Lineto (Monospaced); (2) Graphik by Commercial Type (Sans Serif); and (3) Valkyrie by MB Type (Serif).

3. Plain Text
Simpletext saves in plain text format, which is lightweight and platform independent. This ensures your words are always accessible on every device, now and in the future.

4. Fully Native
Simpletext is a fully native app developed in Swift and is committed to be a good citizen of iOS, iPadOS and macOS. It supports native technologies such as iCloud Drive, Share Sheet, Dark Mode, Multiple Windows, Auto Save and more. It also runs natively on Apple Silicon.

The Simpletext Promise

Simpletext stands for simplicity in everything it does, both in its design and its business model. This is the Simpletext promise:

1. Simple Always
Simpletext will always stay simple. Instead of trying to outdo the competition with more features, Simpletext goes the other way with less features, less code, less mass. Essentially, Simpletext does less, but better.

2. Honest Pricing
Simpletext is and will always be a paid app, which means you only have to purchase once to use all of its features across all devices, including iOS, iPadOS and macOS. There are no additional costs — Simpletext comes with free lifetime updates so you never have to pay again. And there will never be a sale, thus the price is always fair.

3. Lifelong Commitment
Simpletext is my life's work, and it is here for the long term. Every decision takes financial sustainability into consideration to ensure it can continue to run, even if no one is buying. Therefore you never have to worry about whether Simpletext will be abandoned or acquired — it's here to stay.

Here's What Others Have to Say ...

“This app does everything it says on the tin. It is not meant to do a lot, but what it does it does very well. It is well designed and suits well those who want to focus on writing and avoid dealing with formatting, proprietary file types and hidden saving locations. It produces and edits .txt files, which will probably be around for as long as there are computers, and saves them in plain sight. Five stars.”
- Fernando

“A writing app that is as simple as stated, beautiful to write with and opens and closes wherever you want. Simple tweaks are easily accessible, if required, and only add to the minimalistic perfection. Good job.”
- Tuntle

“What a wonderful minimalist text editor! Not a single button, this is the cleanest interface that you will ever see.”
- Ken. E.

Inspiring You To Write, and Write, and Write

I believe good design can be felt, and I'm committed to building a tool that inspires you to write, every single day. Simpletext is my take on a good writing app — I hope you'll like it as much as I do.

Best wishes,
Yeow Jin

What’s New

Version 3.3

This update introduces and all-new Sans Serif typeface — Graphik by Commercial Type. Designed by Christian Schwartz in 2009, Graphik has an elegant plainness that’s perfectly suited for long text. I hope you’ll enjoy writing with it.

App Privacy

The developer, Yeow Jin Gan, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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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