Storyist is a powerful writing environment for iOS that lets you create, review, and revise your work wherever inspiration strikes.

“If I could have only one screenwriting app on my iPad, Storyist would be it.” – Taz Goldstein, Hand Held Hollywood.

“I'm currently traveling in Europe and am just now putting the finishing touches on the book that will be published in September. I'm using the Storyist app for my iPad Mini and it's sensational... a real godsend.” – Michael Brandman, Bestselling Author.

With Storyist, you can:

• Produce submission-ready manuscripts and screenplays. Storyist provides a rich text editor with support for comments, images, headers, footers, and style sheets so you can create properly formatted manuscripts and screenplays. And Storyist comes with manuscript and screenplay templates so you can focus on the writing, not the formatting.

• Work with your story at a high-level. Storyist lets you sketch out a story using index cards and then refine it with customizable plot, character, and setting sheets. When you're ready to put words on the page, Storyist can even display your index cards next to your manuscript as you write.

• Review and revise on the go. Have a few minutes? Open Storyist and jot down a note, revise a few paragraphs, or annotate your manuscript with ideas for future changes.

• Keep all your writing organized and accessible. Storyist organizes your novel manuscripts, screenplays, notes, and other project-related writing so you can access them with just a few taps. And the one-tap Dropbox sync lets you quickly access your projects where and when you need them.

Features at a Glance

• Rich text editor with support for fonts, colors, comments, images, headers, footers, and style sheets.

• Automatic manuscript and screenplay formatting with familiar tab and return key shortcuts.

• Support for both the onscreen and physical (Bluetooth) keyboards.

• Color-coded index cards.

• Customizable story sheets.

• Sync with iCloud or Dropbox.

• Easy import and export using iTunes, eMail, the Open In menu, and the iOS 8 document picker.

• Support for Storyist for Mac, RTF, Plain Text, Fountain, Scrivener, and Final Draft FDX files.

• Ability to export text files as PDF.

• Wireless printing with AirPrint.

• Courier Prime font for screenplays.

What's New

Version 3.3.7

Enhanced support for iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

Great writing app


Switched over to this app because of the syncing with the iMac version which works perfectly.
These two together are perfect in portability.
There is a user manual that can be downloaded that is either and ebook or Storyist project.

Back-up often


You may find, as I did, that big chunks of your text lose formatting or disappear altogether. You'd think, for such a pricey app that the developers would work on fixing bugs like this before taking people's money.

Apart from that, the app is a great idea and I really wanted it to work. But I'd stick with Apple Pages until they sort this major issue out.

Best Screenwriting app

DJ Lionheart

As a screen writer, I've been looking for an app that would allow me to write and develop scripts when I'm away from my computer. So I tried various apps for that purpose and this is the best one I found.

I needed an app that would export to and from Final Draft easily. I needed one that can handle feature length scripts. Unlike other screenwriting apps I tried Storyist seems to handle 100+ page scripts with no problem.

Until Final Draft decides to release an iPad app that's not just an FDX reader, this is easily the best screenwriting app. Amateur or professional I believe this app can prove to be valuable.

Note: Script format is slightly off on the iPad but will display properly once exported in Final Draft.


Storyist Software
29.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Storyist Software LLC


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