Editorial is a plain text editor for iOS with powerful automation tools and a beautiful inline preview for Markdown, TaskPaper, and Fountain documents.


* Inline Markdown/Fountain Preview – With Editorial's subtle syntax highlighting, you can see your document's formatting immediately while you're writing. And when you need a full HTML preview, it's just a swipe away.

* Extensible with Workflows and Scripts – Select from over 50 text processing actions to create your own workflows for extending Editorial's feature set. For even more advanced automation, you can write Python scripts with an integrated code and UI editor.

* Dropbox Sync – The sync folder is customizable, so you can easily edit your documents with multiple apps.

* Smart Keyboard – The extended keyboard was specifically designed for writing Markdown and includes all the special characters you need. You can also control the cursor with simple swipe gestures.

* Snippets – Quickly insert frequently-used pieces of text by typing abbreviations. Snippets can include dynamic text, e.g. the current date or clipboard contents. TextExpander™ snippets are also supported.

* In-App Browser – If you need to do some quick research while writing, you don't have to leave the app for that. You can even open multiple tabs.

* "Folding" allows you to quickly hide individual sections of your document while you're writing.

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“It would be hard to imagine a better editor, let alone recommend one that actually exists.” — The Verge

“This is it. Editorial sets a new standard for third-party iOS automation, and, for me, there’s no going back.” — Federico Viticci, MacStories

“Editorial just reinvented iOS text editing.” — Merlin Mann

What’s New

Version 1.3.3

Bugfixes for Dropbox sync and workflows with custom UI.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

malldritt ,

No updates for a year

It has been a year since the last update. Support for working with documents in iCloud is missing. It’s just too hard to integrate Editorial into my workflows because of it’s file management limitations.

I’ve been a customer for a long time and I would love to see this app get some love from its developer. It’s a shame because the app does so much really well.

ambsace ,

This is a good app, but hasn’t been updated in over a year.

This application is a fully featured text editor with many powerful workflow features. Unfortunately, it hasn’t seen an update in a long time.

In particular, it hasn’t been updated for the iPhone X/XS/Max line of devices.

PunPrevented ,

Surprised it’s relatively unknown

This app is nicely designed with so many features. I had a bunch of writing apps, and many defunct now, I’m glad this one is still useable. Nice support for script writing and fountain format. Syncs nicely to Dropbox.
I see some have issues with it no being updated. That’s a shame. I’m using on an old device so maybe I have less issues for now. Hope it keeps getting developed!


Ole Zorn
280.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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