-- 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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What’s New

Version 2.2

* Big improvements on Syncing between iPhone and iPad
* Bug fixes that from a point, we stopped counting

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Brovins ,

Could be the best of them, too many issues

Infeelmlike the app is attempting to be minimalistic but is not quite there. Early Dec paid for 1 year on iPhone but iPad version will not recognize this and sync. Same Apple ID and all. Easy too losenunsaved work if you leave the app and fail to save. I get it that saving is importaint but this is uncommon. Very little to no instruction, tips, FAQs nothing. It should be intuitive. First company to make using an app to transcribe the super easily text or email it's content, say, while driving will be the Victor! I love how googles dictation is better then the companies that charge a several hundred for a big ol windows software package. I'd be angry I had a disability dependant on voice to text. With somemwork. Penman could be the best. Just not yet.

Developer Response ,

Thank you Brovins for these tips, we are working to re build Penman from ground up I will pass your tips to the 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.

babakwashere ,

Best speech-to-text app in the market!!!

This is the best speech-to-text app on the market. Very easy to use and accurate. I have had no problems using it whatsoever. I enjoy this app so much that I completely stopped using the original speech-to-text feature on the phone and I have only been using this. It is significantly better than the speech-to-text feature that originally came with my iPhone.

This app has helped in so many ways. It’s a huge help note-taking in my classes and it has made my classes 100% easier to follow along with the lectures. I also use it at work, taking doctors notes in a medical office. I even use it to keep my shopping list!

User-friendly, visually beautiful, easy to use, and truly an enjoyable experience. Especially since the update.


sobhan eskandari
280.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 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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