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Cool Writer - Awesome writing & note taking app with Dropbox & iCloud sync.

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CW is not only a wonderful app for taking notes, writing and editing text, it also integrates conversion to PDF and image files, supports opening/printing most common file types. It comes with five cool built-in keyboards for you to input anything in a convenient and fun way:
1. Special Characters Keyboard: contains 20 categories and more than 2000 special characters.
2. Emoji Keyboard: composed of 5 categories and 471 emoticons.
3. Article Keyboard: made up of 400 popular characters/emoji article pictures in 14 categories(animals, love…)
4. Crazy Text Keyboard: makes your text input interesting. For example, ‘upside-down’ enables you to input inverted characters.
5. Shortcut Keyboard: define your own categories and add keys, which can be any texts. Saving your time of inputting text.
6. Create your own keyboard! (You can add or remove those keyboards in Preferences).
7. Support disable/enable Keyboard and keyboard categories.

Powerful Accessory Keys:
1. These are keyboard extension, which can be found at the very top line of your keyboard.
2. They include arrow keys, word keys (to navigate between words), delete/space/select/copy/past/redo/undo/date/time keys, automatic bullets and numbering keys, etc
3. You can add, remove, edit, and reorder your accessory keys in Preferences→Accessory keys. You can also add your own shortcut keys into accessory keys.
4. Switch key enables you to efficiently switch between the keyboards. Making it faster and more convenient to write and edit text.

The Advanced Editor supports:
1. Displaying line numbers.
2. Jumping to a specific line-number within the editor.
3. Turning off the Word Wrap.
4. Current line highlighting with the color of your choice.
5. Setting line spacing, margins, tab width

Other writing features:
1. Type and view your work in full screen mode.
2. Adjust font size, Change font style.
3. Word, character & line counts
4. Auto-save. Your text will never get lost.
5. Lock writing orientation.
6. Save txt in UTF-8 or Unicode.

1. Open multilingual text-encoding. Includes Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Ukrainian... Save them in Unicode or UTF-8.
2. Non-binary files editing (C,CPP, HTML…)
3. Rename, delete, copy, and move your files as you please.
4. Sort your files by name, size, type, or time; Display files and folders as list, icons or thumbnails, Photos/txt/rtf/PDFs can be listed using big thumbnails.
5. In-text search & replace, as well as file’s & folder’s name search.
6. Convert text files to PDF or image format, Background, font style/color will be shown in PDF and image completely. You can also custom conversion settings: PDF Title, subject, author, password, head title, margins, paper number, paper size and so on.
7. The converted PDF/images can be saved in folders,print or sent with an email or opened in other applications. The image can also be saved to the photo album.
8. Add & open files from 3rd party app.
9. Dropbox syncing: automatically synchronizes your files and folders in "Dropbox" storage. You can also set the option "Sync on Wi-Fi only".
10. Real-time iCloud sync with folder support.
11. File sharing through WiFi network, iTunes USB, e-mail attachment.
12. Support Previewing of iWork/Microsoft Office documents, RTF documents, PDF/Image files...
13. Long press the file item to open the file in other App.
14. Print files using AirPrint.
15. Protect your privacy with passcode.
16. Zip and unzip files/folders.

1. 12 beautiful themes that can be switched easily. Different skins represent your different moods and highlight free personality.
2. Create your own skin. Import picture from your photo album, use an image taken directly from your built-in camera. stretch/rotate/tile/zoom the picture, defining the color of text & buttons.
3. Create your own colorful skin: you can define the color of paper line, background, toolbar and text.
4. Switch paper space from solid to dashed line, or no lines at all.

What's New in Version 5.2

iOS8 ready!
Add an Unicode Symbol Key on accessory bar: tap this key, select a symbol, you can input any unicode symbol characters by using the standard keyboard.
Add an option to turn off the accessory key bar.
Fixed bugs.


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Customer Reviews

Best Text Editor for iOS

CoolWriter is currently the best text editor for iOS, and I've been through a lot. Great alternative to the quite limited built-in Notes app. I love all the customization options and the fact I can save to my phone or run a web server with a click and host to any computer to transfer files without iTunes or Dropbox. Special sync software isn't always available but a simple web browser usually is, making this a great way to grab your files. Custom toolbars, fonts, margins, colors, and line height make it easy to read and write. A lot of apps lack the ability to set global typographic settings like this; the closest I found was WriteRoom but that seems to have been abandoned. There are a few bugs with CoolWriter regarding autocorrect when deleting, but I contacted the developer who was friendly and quick to reply. He noted he was aware of the issues and was working on them. I use this app daily and while other reviewers are right that it lacks UX polish in places, it's hard to be beat for on the go note taking on iPhone.

Best way I've found to sync w/Scrivener

I use this with Scrivener on my Mac and it's the best so far - and the fourth way I have tried to accomplish an easy workflow. I don't mind that it doesn't sync the synopses. I don't even care about a fancy special background. All I wanted was italics and Palatino 14 and my chapter order to stay logical, without too much hassle when I wanted to sync. It cost me $0.99 to do unlimited RTF editing via Dropbox, but what it has saved me in terms of italicizing headaches, font fixing, title fixing (lookin' at you SimpleNote), re-stacking (IndexCard users feeling me here), or a 16-part syncing process to get around any of the previous issues was worth that $1. Whatever I do on my iPad now automatically syncs, and when I do something on my Mac, just 2 clicks and I'm ready to work on any of my files remotely via Sync w/ External Folder to Dropbox. Could be better, but you could say the same of peanut butter.

Love this editor!

This is a great editor! I use it on my iPad 2 with a Zagg keyboard case and it's great! I really like that it can be as simple or as feature rich as I want it. That's great for writing original works like long fiction pieces. Backing up to DropBox or iCloud and being able to share over popular methods is super useful, too. In an iOS environment, your options can be very limited if your app can't access these kinds of functions.

I'd like to see the ability to add terms to the built in dictionary and an undo function. Search and replace, and automatic substitutions would be nice, but I can live without them when writing a draft and re-edit in a bigger work processor later if need be.

This is a great app to invite into your writing life!

Cool Writer - Awesome writing & note taking app with Dropbox & iCloud sync.
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.2
  • Size: 7.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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