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Best Word Processor for Android and iOS

The best free word processor will provide you with a simple and easy way to create familiar documents, without having to purchase a licence or subscription to use it. You can use any of these word processors to edit documents, compile notes, or even crack out a novel. Many of them offer wide file compatibility so you can keep working with other people no matter what device or app they use.

Here we’re looking at the very best word processors for Android and iOS devices.

    ONLYOFFICE by Ascensio Systems is a complete school and business based cloud and on-site document management system. The application is available over a number of platforms and comes in a range of free and subscribed packages. This cloud service is compatible with MS Office formats and comes in at an affordable subscription price compared to others. The application if free from in app adverts and is available in a number of different languages.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Microsoft Word is an iPhone and iPad app that allows you to edit, read, and create Word documents on your device. It is a free app, but does require an Office 365 subscription to unlock all features.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    GoodNotes is a solid digital note-taking app with more robust document management and organization tools. GoodNotes 4 lets students create a digital notebook, and then fill it with pages upon pages of digital notes. Rather than being limited to a blank page or lined page, students can customize the background with different styles of lined paper, graphing paper, and even custom images. GoodNotes download is available for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Mac devices.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Polaris Office is a simple, free cloud-based office solution. With Polaris Office, you get a complete office productivity suite that lets you view and edit various kinds of documents, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF as well as Google Docs.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Creative Writer gives you a stream of suggested words and all you do is tap on the stream, or you can type out words and allow the app to give you words using its predictive feature. The app’s words come from best-selling novels, poetry, rap, and other sources. Use the app to write short stories or poems, compose songs, smash your writer’s block, or even learn English. The app comes with a notepad feature that allows you to write down your story and a Dictionary Keyboard that throws antonyms, synonyms, rhymes, definitions, and examples at you, exactly when you need it. Recycle text from books Combine words into amazing new pieces of art A talking robot that talks and types by itself Live in a constant state of inspiration

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    This app helps you create notes & stories very rapidly and also make recordings during, as well as take or add photos.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    JotterPad — Writer is the next-generation plain text editor engineered for Creative writing. It is perfect for writing novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays. The clean typing interface allows you to focus on writing and shaping your thoughts into text. Dive into your work without having any distractions and write to your hearts’ content.

    Devices: Android


    The Prompts app provides helpful questions that offer inspiration. Prompts works well because it provides generic sentences. If one doesn't work, users have a slew of 999 other prompts to choose from, including tidbits of advice such as "focus only on one detail" and "disprove the facts." The app lets you share your work to social networks or send it via email and back it up to Dropbox. Another handy feature is its ability to track your word count and writing speed. The app is available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Notes Plus is a handwriting app for iOS that allows you to take handwritten notes using your Apple Pencil or your stylus on your iPad. It offers multiple features such as different ink colors, different paper types and many more. Notes Plus allows you to create notebooks, and completely customise your paper that you use in the notebook. You can change the paper type, and your own, change the margin type and even more. You can view the notebook as a webpage, as well as exporting the whole thing as a PDF to other apps and cloud storage.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad