-- Tell your story --
With the power of Googles speech to text software, you can seamlessly convert your words to notes and write in over 120 different languages!
Just start it and tell your story.

-- Write your story --
We have implemented a powerful text editor that pens your thoughts into text easily and in a way that is visually stunning. Additionally our software support bidirectional writing as well as a number of features that you can take advantage of during the process of turning your speech into convertible text.

-- Stay Organized --
You can categorize, group and coordinate your notebooks, in order to distinguish between them and seamlessly move through your ideas, lists and stories in a way that fits your lifestyle.

-- Stay Synced --
With the power of iCloud, all of your notes are saved and synced with your iCloud account where you can access them across all of your devices.

-- Stay Secure --
As you write your story we use iCloud to save your notes so they are always safe and never lost.

-- Stay Global --
Using penman you can convert your working file into the following formats:
• Image
• Html

-- Penman Premium --
Unlock your full potential by upgrading to premium :

• Turn your speech to text quickly and easily
• Export to various formats like pdf,html,jpg
• Sync and backup all your notes in iCloud
• Customize your notes with great fonts

$2.99 monthly, $17.99 annually (an 20% savings!)

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Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. After purchase, manage your subscriptions in App Store Account Settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription.

$2.99 monthly, includes a 3 day free trial
$17.99 annually, includes a 3 day free trial
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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

chaosandkindness ,

Love it, bad update

I use this app to write, and it’s been great. I love the organization and all that, but with the new update I almost can’t stand it. It’ll randomly kick me out of the app when I’m typing and delete the last line or the last few words. It also closes the app if I try to delete a note, but the first thing is more of a concern for me. I’m really hoping this bug gets fixed soon, because I simply adore the app otherwise.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,
I am very sorry to hear this, please contact us ASAP to fix your problem.


Stacey_S1975 ,

I really like this app!

I wrote a review a while back about this app & just completely erased it! I am now so pleased with this app I don’t want the negativity of my previous review anywhere to be seen!
Since smart came along & I got my first I have been on the look out for “The Best” app to make my notes & after downloading probably hundreds of apps I believe I have found my favorite. This app has almost everything! I love all the pretty colors of the books I love being able to put them in a book that helps me Organize everything and blv me I need all the help I can get!! I love that the background can be different colors! The only thing I wish we could do is use our photos as a book cover & I wish there was more Fonts! I’m sure in the upgrade there’s probably more. Maybe one day I’ll be able to get that but for now I am very happy with this app! I’ve told everyone in my writing class about this app! To the creator or creators thank you for making this app! Finally I can get some wk done!

Developer Response ,

Hi again Stacy,
Thanks for the kind words, we are thrilled you enjoyed the app, We will try our best to add your wishes to next update and please don’t hesitate to contact us and tell us your favorite fonts we have been a bit careful with font selection since adding many fonts will drastically increase app size. Again thanks for the kind words and contact us if you came up with any ideas.

Penman Team

LostEcho ,

Just What I was Looking For (Except for constant crashes)

I loved this app from the moment I used it and went ahead and started the 3-day trial with intent to pay for the year. I’m trying to get out ideas for a webcomic and find the actual writing to be laborious when I just want to get to drawing, so Penman offered exactly what I needed. I can dictate plot points quickly by voice, it transcribes what I say, and boom - I have a working script plot line for the comic that I can tweak later if need be. It even offers the option of exporting the text in various file formats.

This would be the perfect app...if it didn’t crash immediately upon opening now. Right after I was done dictating my comic’s first episode, I tried to export the file as a PDF and now I’m stuck in a perpetual loop of instant app crashes. I tried rebooting my phone but that didn’t help. I don’t want to uninstall and reinstall for fear of losing that dictation I just did, but I can’t get the app to stay open long enough to export it.

Sigh....back to typing everything out slowly, I guess😔

Developer Response ,

Hi there,
We are very sorry about the crashes. Please update to the latest version 2.1 which fixes all the crashes.


sobhan eskandari
17.8 MB

macOS 10.15 or later. Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Penman Premium $2.99
  2. Yearly Premium Penman $17.99
  3. Monthly Discount Premium $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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