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Syml is a minimalist yet powerful text editor designed specifically for the iPad. It's built around seamless Dropbox sync and natural gestures that let you interact directly with your words. It's simple and elegant, while offering a depth of powerful features. Syml gets out of your way, and lets you focus on your writing.

- Persistent, unlimited undo through an interactive gesture, that makes Undo and Redo a fluid part of the editing experience
- Interactive highlighting and editing of Markdown
- Fully optimised for iPad multitasking
- Create markdown versions of websites from the share extension
- Fuzzy abbreviation matching, full text search and Spotlight integration
- Unique swipe interactions, gestures and design that are crafted to the affordances of the iPad

Syml follows in the mould of NVAlt, having a single folder of text documents which can be quickly filtered using fuzzy abbreviation matching and full text search.

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

## Core Features of 2.0:
- Flexible split view, ideal for the iPad Pro 12"
- Powerful Find and Replace
- Drag and Drop support
- An entirely revised (Swift based) sync engine updated to use Dropbox's latest 2.0 API
- The option to store files locally, without syncing

## Also includes:
- Tooltips to help new users explore the features of the app
- The ability to set a default file extension for new files
- Interface refinements and polish, particularly for the action menu and document information.
- Improved keyboard commands
- Delete a document by swiping down from it's Action menu

Ratings and Reviews

1.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

V viper ,


Won't type from scratch if you don't use dropbox.

Alec Deitloff ,

Pretty Decent Start

I haven't been able to try it out just yet, but I'm moving from my old Dropbox-linked writing application to this new one. So far, it looks like it's got a very promising set of features that I can leverage, and the interface seems nice and smooth. Also, this one ACTUALLY syncs with Dropbox 100% of the time, which is something that I can't say for every app out there (hence why I moved). You do need to manually click the sync button on the documents list in order to push or pull changes, but that's a relatively small price to pay. I would say that at the moment, if development continues (it's a tad bit worrying that the developer's website is down) it'll be a great app, though $13 is rather steep. I'd also love to be able to sync to a directory but still have all of the subdirectories displayed as well; changing which folder you are linked to means you have to sign out from Dropbox and relink your application, which could also use a bit of a UI flow update. But on the whole, I'm hoping that this being v1.1, we'll see a lot of QoL improvements because this app proves to be feature heavy and I'd like to see where this goes. All in all, if you're looking for a reliable writing application that can be distraction free but still have a ton of features and customisation (and you have $13), give this a shot; young doesn't mean bad.

Michael_McDonald ,

Interesting, but buggy

A unique design with a tasteful approach towards minimalism, but buggy. Case in point: create a new document, open the main (circular) menu, and scroll around to "Share". BAM! Instant crash. Fix some of the issues and this might be a worthy contender.

*edit: fixed crashing issue! Can't find any issues and appreciate the unique design!


Harry Jordan
62.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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