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

3.8 out of 5

17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Great App!

SoCal Lady

I have used other writing apps including Scrivener but this is the one I go to. It’s so easy to use. I find the others too complicated and not very user friendly. This one I can easily find my current novel among the others I have started. I can organize my materials in the provided folders or create my own. I can customize it to the way I work. Highly recommend and I hope the developer never abandons it but keeps adding more features.

Needs improvement


This app is great for distraction-free writing, and its plethora of features would be great if they were actually available and/or easy to find and use. Also, it’s not at all easy to turn your draft into a file that can be uploaded, or even shared, elsewhere on an iPad. The website claims the app has features that it either doesn’t have or are not able to be found easily. It worked for me writing my first novel, but I’m looking for a different app before I write my second.

Details of characters don't show up on iPhone


Overall, the app is wonderful. The first complaint I have is that you can’t open your files on the iPad version of the app, which then locks up and crashes later. Pleas fix this ASAP! Another issue I see with this app is that the details for characters don't show up on iPhone. That makes it next to useless for those without the Mac application or an iPad, and the Mac version is expensive. Please make the app the same on all versions.

Developer Response

Hi Reader1718,
A fix for the issue that caused Storyist to crash on iOS 11 when editing character sheets is now available in the App Store. Thank you for the heads-up. A faster way to get feedback to us is to send email to the support address ( We definitely want to hear about issues like this. That's also a good place to send feature requests. Thanks for reading! -Steve


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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