yWriter allows you to write and edit your novel on the go. Unlike a word processor, yWriter displays your novel in chapters and scenes, making it much easier to keep track of everything.

And it's not just for novels - yWriter is also handy for note-taking, using the chapters as categories and scenes for separate files.

yWriter is the official iOS port of the popular novel-writing software by Spacejock Software. Files created in yWriter for iOS are compatible with yw6 files from the PC version, so you can transfer your work between the two.

yWriter works with Dropbox for loading and saving your projects.

What’s New

Version 1.3

Works with the new yw7 project format
Includes 'save as...' so you can transfer projects between local and cloud storage

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

SilentIceWolf ,

Finally a great cheap writing software!

I used to use yWriter on my computer, but lack of availability on mobile made me abandon it in favor of Scrivener, now let me tell you... Not only is the desktop version fully functional for free, the mobile app is well worth the $5. I regret ever spending $60 total on Scrivener.
I did knock one star because it's not very it intuitive. I'm having to do a fair amount of trial and error to figure out what does what, adding a guide would be very appreciated.

wckdlytwstd ,

Perfect for PC to IPhone

The lament of any PC user that has an iPhone is the shear amount of headache associated with finding software that syncs up with both without copious amounts of manual file uploading and download. I love the pc ywriter software and now that there is the app for my phone linked to my Dropbox I am over the moon. As with any app in its early stages not all the kinks are worked out but I have no doubt it will continue to improve and I completely think it will be a well invested couple of dollars. It made nanowrimo so much easier this year and that in itself deserves a good review.

Marama96 ,

Great App

I love how I can just get on and start writing. It is also great for keeping all the information in one place and everything I need is organized. The only thing is the menu is a little confusing I think it would be better the menu was in list form instead of icons, and make it collapsible so we can have more screen real estate while we are writing


Simon Haynes
91.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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