Maiku - A Haiku Composer 4+

Compose, Collect, and Share

Matthew Silas

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Few things are better for the mind than constraints and writing; Haiku offers you both. It's a fabulous form for our busy world, and offers the opportunity to stop, observe, and create something new.

Maiku is a Haiku composer that enables you to write, collect, and share your poems.

What is Haiku?
Haiku is a simple, terse form of poetry that originated in Japan. It has a rich and deep history there. It came to the United States at the beginning of the 20th century and has been used by established poets and school children alike. It follows the basic format of three lines: five syllables in the first and third and seven in the second.

The Maiku editor counts your syllables as you write each line.

Share your poetry either as text or as an image, in a Tweet, on Instagram, as a text, or however else you see fit. Share your writing with your friends and the world.

Revisit and revise your poems over time.

My goal with Maiku is to provide a frictionless, novel way to engage with the world around you. Have fun and happy writing!

If you enjoy this app, please review it and share it with your friends.

What’s New

Version 2.1

Updated the Syllable Counter.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Bora_R ,

Soothing but not mindless

In our all too chaotic world, it’s nice to pick up my phone and spend a few minutes doing something thoughtful but not-too-difficult. I have friends who use this app to capture something from each day. Some like to share/post while others just look back on it as a kind of personal journal.

I’m using it to try and just describe one particular moment—at my desk at work, something I saw on a walk, how I feel about the day’s news. It’s satisfying to see the poems accumulate.

Developer Response ,

Don’t hesitate to let me know how to make your experience better. Thanks for the review.

Bobbyboborio ,

I’m not a poet yet....

Maiku has opened an entirely new way to express myself. Blank pages don’t work for me. I’ve found the haiku constraints and brevity along with the ease of creating with Maiku has enabled me to write about my experiences and observations as I have never before. And since I’m am 70 that means I’ve had many years of opportunities to write in other ways!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback!

Fishbowl z ,

I’m a poet....

...and I didn’t even know it. But I do now, thanks to Maiku. Never thought I’d be so into an app that is nothing more than a blank page you can type on. I guess that is what makes it so great. Simplicity
One suggestion - an option to post to a public forum where we can enjoy other’s haikus as well.

App Privacy

The developer, Matthew Silas, 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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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