What’s New

Version 3.0

- Added support for WebDAV Sync.
- Added support for iOS 13 including Dark Mode and multiple windows.
- Font picker now shows all available fonts in the system.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

Comfortably_nick ,

Love this app; much cleaner than Drafts. In-place editing not ready yet.

Have been really enjoying this app so far. I started experimenting with TextExpander and one thing I would really like to see is better support like Drafts has. For example, when expanding a snippet with placeholders, Drafts actually opens up the TextExpander app so that you can fill in the placeholder and then returns to completed text to the Drafts app.

Also, trying to edit in place inside Dropbox seems to be buggy. It constantly tries to update the file while it's still open, which has caused me to lose some work. I haven't bothered with that since first trying it. I do appreciate the Dropbox integration. One thing I would like is the ability to create the new files inside a Dropbox folder of my choice so that they are available on all devices. What's the point of saving something locally? Maybe this feature is there and I just haven't found it yet.

EDIT: thanks for the response. To clarify, I meant setting the default location of NEW files to Dropbox. In other words, having the new files when I open the app automatically save to Dropbox instead of to the device.

EDIT 2: Well, this feature is already there. Never mind!! Thanks for the response once again.

Overall a five star app; improved TextExpander support would really make it nice for composing emails with templates and placeholders. Please add it!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! You can change the default folder in 1Writer > Settings > Default Folder.

Alan Terego ,

Remains awesome

Prior to getting this app, I had tried around 30 “mark down-capable, cloud-connected“ iPhone apps to integrate with many notes stored in many folders on dropbox.

I first tried Simplenote and some others, I think 2011-ish, because I was unhappy with Evernote‘s lock-in of my text notes, and I had heard Merlin Mann and some other respected tech folks explain plaintext and markdown.

Over the years, some apps would work for a while, then not.

I switched to 1Writer in 2016 or 2017, and I liked the interface, the favorite folders, and the tag support.

After having years of problems with apps not being able to handle dropbox synchronization without bogging down, crashing, duplicating data, etc., I was prepared for this app to eventually fail as well.

Good news for me – it did not fail, and the synchronization has been amazingly good – no crashes or duplicates, no need to restart the synchronization all the time.

Even if I don’t synchronize for a while, then go back into the app and rubber band to refresh, and then leave the app, when I return, everything is synced up nicely.

I have no time to write reviews, but my sense of gratitude for this great app compels me to share the goodness, so there you go :-)

Skytouch ,

Best app for plain text editing

Last decade I began to separate content from style as a CSS + HTML based website designer. I normally write all content as plain text, then import and style as appropriate for web, print, etc. My file structure is mainly plain text files organized by client and project into folders.

1Writer is ideal for working this way. I can quickly browse and edit cloud-based files on the iPad, then do likewise on the Mac using a standard text editor and Finder. Sync between platforms has been working well for me. I prefer this paradigm to other text editing apps that bundle multiple documents into a single large package.

The 1Writer interface is thoughtfully designed, uncluttered and stable. Markup is a welcome bonus at times that I use it.


Ngoc Luu
29.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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