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 3.3.8

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings
Zoe 401 ,

Wish I could give it five stars but I can’t

Hi. My name is Zoe and I am a blind writer. Your app works very well with the screen writing service for blind people built into iOS devices known as voiceover. However there are a few things that I am unable to access/do and I would like them to be fixed because my mother paid real money for this app and I’d like to get my moneys worth.

I cannot use bold italic and underline, I cannot edit the headers or footers. And there are other things that I probably can’t think of right now but I’d really love them to be fixed. Until then I’m probably going to have to find another app to use.

I know that you probably don’t know anything about voiceover or the blind community, and I wouldn’t be asking you to do anything if this app is free. But since it’s paid, I don’t want the money to go to waste. So please at least try to fix it.

SoCal Lady ,

Great App!

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.

Zoe 401 ,


It would be nice if you could add a reading mode, where the text would be in full screen and we could view how it would look if we exported it. It would also be cool if we could jump to different pages, chapters, sections, or scenes if you’re reading a screenplay. I know that it would help me out a lot, so if you could do that it would be nice. Who knows? There might actually already be a way to do that. If there is then let me know, but if not it would make me really happy if you added it. Thanks.


Storyist Software
30 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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