Write Only allows you to use your iPad/iPhone in the exact same way as a good old typewriter. It is a special app designed for people who just want to focus on writing. By separating writing from editing, it helps you focus more on getting your ideas out. Using it is like sitting in front of a typewriter and letting words flow out of your finger tips.

Everything you put down on the page is permanent. All the typing is saved as a PDF file, including the positions, the font size, and the colors that the texts come out with. No matter where and when you are going to view these pages, they will be kept exactly same as the time you typed them.

Fixed cursor sits right above the keyboard, therefore your eyes will be close both to the text you're typing and the fingers, and that can help to reduce typing errors.

You can start typing on the page at any place by tapping on that location and use any margin you want by moving the page. It is very easy to type aligned texts.

An extension keybar includes frequently used keys like ' or ; that are difficult to access in iOS' default keyboard.

Write Only is good for writing the first version of any work, especially diary or journal. When you come back to your writings years later, the shapes of the text and the errors you made will help you remember the moments of the writing.

- To delete a page, slider your finger from right to left over the page you want to remove;
- To send one or more pages, long press on the page you want to send, after the toolbar shows up, you can select more than one pages. More pages means more time to prepare. Sending multiple pages will combine pages into one single PDF document first.
- To select a different font, go to Settings app -> Write Only, choose your favorite font, then return back to Write Only, start a new page or simply restart.

What's New

Version 1.9.2

fix ios 9 issues

Ratings and Reviews

Good idea...


This is a great idea and I love it but its just not there yet... At all.

I have written pages of story and even a draft of my uni speech and I can't find them. I deleted and redownloaded the app and everything, not hoping to recover the pages but to fix the problems that I encountered with no such luck.
I love the simplicity of it all but unfortunately I can't find anything, the only button I have is the new page button, I can't reaccess any of the pages I have written once I move to a new page, I also cannot save as a PDF or anything else for that matter.
Basically I can write and get a new page and that's it.
Please fix.

Good but 1 problem

Arony Barony😍

It's very good app for writing books because that's what I use it for but it's has 1 problem that it always closes up pls fix it?

Nice idea but poor


Very basic functionality. Difficult to find documents to reopen. Have to close app, start and then select. Also moving 'paper' is very off putting should at least provide an option to scroll or fix.
Additional short cut bar good.


Chaoji Li
5.8 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© (C) 2013-2015, Chaoji Li
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited New Pages $2.99
  2. Unlimited Fonts $1.49


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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