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 but....

Mega 344

Okay so when I first got this app I thought that it was perfect for like writing like stories and stuff like that but then when I got onto it I just thought oh my gosh this is terrible! So I know that if I had a real typewriter I couldn't backspace but still! This is an iPad not a really typewriter, if you can't backspace it's kind of hard ad especially as mistakes are easy to make! Then the worst thing is that you can't start like a clean page but still for those who don't make any mistakes this app would be perfect for you! It has everything you need and it is pretty much a typewriter for the iPad. It's a good app though!

Waste of time


After spending a while getting to grips with the system of this and struggling to type two pages, it tells me that to do any more I must buy a full version, so that is a lot of writing gone to waste, it will not let you delete pages either so once you have typed two you have no option but to delete the app and look for another which I find very frustrating. The constant adds which block your writing are annoying and are a definite distraction. All in all it's not worth getting this app.



Great concept. Great font.
Very fun a dynamic to type anywhere on Page

It's just the non ability to delete text is flipping annoying.
Typing on an iPhone is bound to create typos and annoying his you cant correct them


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 £1.99
  2. Unlimited Fonts £0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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