Serious writers need serious tools to help with their work. Writing Shed has been designed with you, the writer, in mind. It is more than a word processor, it is a complete management tool for novels, short stories and poetry.

Most writers know there is a lot more to the task of writing than creating documents filled with text. For example, poets typically have hundreds if not thousands of poems. Novelists and short story writers have a similar problem. Writing shed allows you to split your work into projects so finding documents is simpler and faster

Usually there will be several versions of each poem/scene/story. Writing Shed lets you create multiple versions of a text without having to create a new name for each.

You can build plot/character and location outlines for novels and short stories.

Build collections of texts for sharing/printing/submitting.

Import research material including PDF, HTML and image files.

Add events to the Reminders app to keep track of completion dates, magazine submission windows, competition deadlines and more.

Writing Shed can use iCloud to automatically Synchronise your work between your devices (including the forthcoming Mac OS version of the App).

In addition to document management the app provides features that let you track work submitted to magazines, competitions, commissions and other places. Add reminders to the Reminders App. The app maintains a historical record of all your submissions

SUMMARY OF FEATURES• Multiple projects for Novels, Short Stories and Poetry
• Scene, character and location outlines
• Track submissions to magazines, competitions and
• Multiple versions for each poem, scene or story
• Full featured rich text editor
• Add notes to poems, scenes, stories and more
• Synchronise between devices using iCloud
• Create collections of poems, scenes or stories
• Import research documents
• Share work: printing, email, social media, iCloud Drive etc
• Import Word & Rich Text files from iCloud Drive,
Airdrop, iTunes, and other apps
• Comprehensive help screens
• External Keyboard support (iPad)

There is a website at where you can submit comments. Alternatively email

What’s New

Version 4.12

Fixed a crash under some conditions when marking a submission as 'replied'

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

SoCal Lady ,

Crashes when trying to open (Update)

App has starting to crash and won’t open on iPad Pro. Hope for a fix if not it’s totally useless . Too bad because it was my go to app when writing.

My iPad Pro was purchased two years ago. It’s updated with all the latest IOS. I stopped using this app because it kept crashing. The developer contacted me and asked a few questions recently. I decided to delete the app and reinstall it on the chance it would work again.

It did.

I am very pleased and plan on using it once again as my ‘go to’ writing app.

Developer Response ,

Update: Thank you for updating your review. Deleting and reinstalling will always take the app back to ‘factory settings’. I did receive a crash report just before you posted your 1 star review, which could well have been your issue. I have seen the same sort of crash a few times over the past year or so. The nature of the crash makes no sense unless IOS itself has misbehaved in some way. The error it is reporting would have been picked up by the app and a message displayed before closing down. It certainly couldn’t have carried to fail the way the report says. If it happens again I would be grateful if you would contact me via the website rather than using the review mechanism.

Skokun ,

Working on some issues.

This app works great! I am having some issues with lost work from a previous version of the app when it was updated but I am very happy with the response and help going into the recovery of my work from the cloud. Fingers crossed it all works out! 😁

Developer Response ,

Glad everything is ok again

Nadinbrzezinski ,

As promised, found how to export

And it is a sleep way. Select the text, press share, and add any app you want share this will. I selected one of my markdown apps, and it works,

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review. You already can export/print text for review. Choose Edit mode for the folder containing the text, select the text(s), then tap the share button at the left of the toolbar. You will be presented with a list of options, including export/print. Contact us via the website if this doesn't answer your question (


Keith Lander
42.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Keith Lander
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