Werdsmith: Writing App 4+

Write poetry, scripts, books

Werdsmith Pty Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 5.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Writing can be hard. Werdsmith makes it easier. 

Werdsmith turns your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch into a powerful writing studio that inspires you to write. With features to motivate you and help you break through writer‘s block, you‘ll find yourself writing more than ever.

--Here's how it works--

1. Capture your ideas
Whenever inspiration strikes, Werdsmith makes it easy to quickly capture it before it gets lost. Staring at a blank page? The app can suggest different ways to start your story.

2. Start your project
When you‘re ready to get started, Werdsmith will take care of all the busywork so that you can focus on writing. The app automatically formats your chapters, remembers and suggests your character names and if you’ve got writers block, can even learn your writing style and write the next line of your story for you.

3. Create a writing ritual
Creating a habit of daily writing is a crucial step to becoming a successful writer. Werdsmith helps you choose a time of day that works for you, and will remind you to write.

4. Set a goal
Add a word goal to your project, and we'll show you your progress as you write. We‘ll even show you how many words you've written and how long you've spent writing, and you can track your daily stats in one of our widgets or from the Apple Watch app.

5. Get feedback and publish
When your draft is finished, you can share it privately with your editors, publish it to your readers, or export it to 1000s of other apps or your computer for printing or editing.

All your projects stay up to date between iPhone, iPad and Mac, automatically backed up and protected. Werdsmith can fit into your existing writing process, or you can treat it like a fresh start. It's up to you.

Join writers from 175 countries who’ve written over 3 million projects using Werdsmith. Many of our writers have gone on to publish books and make an impact in the world of writing. Join us!


Things you might want to know:

Werdsmith supports iOS devices on iOS 14+ and Macs with an M1 processor or newer.

You can use all of Werdsmith's features for free, but there are limits, for example in the number of projects you can add, the number of writing prompts you can create, or the amount of time you can spend in Novel Mode or using app themes. You can increase or remove these limits by becoming a Werdsmith member. Sync, backup and sharing features are optional, but require a free Werdsmith account.

If you choose to become a member, you’ll be charged through your iTunes account at the end of your one-week free trial period, unless you cancel your membership at least 24 hours before it begins. Your subscription will renew automatically, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current billing period. You can manage, upgrade, downgrade or cancel your subscription in the app's Settings or by going to your App Store account settings. Keep in mind that any unused portion of your free trial period is forfeited if you purchase a membership before the end of the trial. Please read our Privacy Policy at werdsmith.com/privacy and our Terms of Use at werdsmith.com/terms. Feel free to contact us if you need help!

A big thanks to the writers who've supported Werdsmith over the years. We couldn't do it without you.

What’s New

Version 5.2.9

This version fixes minor glitches in app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

Bubblehead515 ,

Scared to update

I’ve been using this app since 2016 and use it to write every single day. I would be absolutely devastated if anything happened to everything I’ve written in that time. Since I first downloaded it, there haven’t been many changes to the layout or anything major. I’m sure the new changes are for the better but I’m just really nervous about how they may change all the ideas I’ve written so far. I love this app and rely on it so much you have no idea. I’d just like to know if there’s any major changes to how ideas are organized that I should worry about before I update the app. Thank you for your time. Truly love this app, would just hate to see it change completely after using it for so long… ^ also will there still be a passcode? That’s a very important feature for me… ^ sorry, my last review I think you responded to was from a while back…

Thanks for your responses! I feel a lot better about updating now knowing that it’s nothing too major. Although I will miss the custom passcode, that’s understandable. Maybe it could make a comeback in a future update lol. Thank you for your time and patience, sorry to be a bother lol. Really love this app <3

Developer Response ,

Hi there! We believe this version is a big improvement, but totally understand your concern. The major change is that your projects list is now on the top of the main screen for faster access (rather than in the second tab). There's also a search box to find older ideas and projects. If you'd like to be extra safe, you can back up your work before you update - just go to Profile > Settings > Archive > Export. Please keep in mind the custom 4-digit passcode has been removed (it was an unpopular feature that caused some issues) but you can still use Touch ID/Face ID or your device's passcode. All that said, if you'd prefer to stay on the old version, the update is completely optional! Get in touch if you need more help -Nathan

Mousey_sisters ,

Absolutely perfect, just two problems I’m hoping to figure out.

Werdsmith is absolutely amazing. I’m almost a teenager and hoping-if possible- to finish this book I’ve been working on for awhile, and publishing my own copy to have, of course with the help of my parents and a publishing agency. But I’m not sure how to connect it to real pages and being able to publish for myself, and my friends. I’ve gone over all the buttons, and I’m wondering if I’ll have to rewrite (possibly by hand) my book and connect it to another app. I’m sure I’ll figure it out though, plus ghost type is amazing! it has given me a lot of ideas that I reword and use in my book. Honestly I love everything about this app. But this one time I got hacked so I was forced to delete Werdsmith for a week. When I came back my whole other story was gone. Which had atleast a couple thousand words. I understand that once you delete the app most of your progress is gone. But the thing is I’ve deleted this app before but my stories were saved. Is it because of the hacking? Is not could this be fixed? Otherwise everything about Werdsmith is amazing, thank you and I hope this helped some people.

KDaye ,

Great mobile word processor!

I’ve used Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and other mobile word processors. This is the only app I’ve been able to stick with for more than a few days (it’s been a few months). It’s simple; which I like. If you want bells and whistles, you might have to look elsewhere. But I find that’s what makes this processor far better than the others. You simply jump into a document and start writing. There’s very little to distract yourself with. You can write and save multiple documents—they are well organized on your dashboard. It has a dark-mode, which is key for me. The idea generator (which uses AI to either create a writing prompt or auto-complete a section of your own writing) is pretty good. It definitely keeps you writing if you feel stuck; even though you will most likely end up revising the suggestion it gives you. It does what it sets out to do. I personally feel this is the best word processor for writers like me—easily distracted procrastinators, who struggle to sit down and focus. You will find it much easier to “face the blank page” while using this app.


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App Privacy

The developer, Werdsmith Pty Ltd, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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