Werdsmith turns your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch into a portable writing studio, so you can write any time, any place. Hundreds of thousands of writers rely on Werdsmith to capture their ideas and work on their novels, screenplays, stories and articles. Join us!

"I haven't written this much in decades. Werdsmith has revived my passion to write." - Laurence
"Waist deep in awesome sauce." - Kesh

Why you'll love Werdsmith:

Don't limit yourself to writing at your desk. With Werdsmith, your writing is always at your fingertips, in sync between iPhone and iPad. Write in your downtime, outdoors, anywhere you are. You'll be writing more often than you ever have before.

Sharing is built into Werdsmith, so you can get feedback from friends, show the whole world what you're working on via Facebook and Twitter, or create your own's writer's portfolio. You choose exactly what people can see, and everything else is totally private.

Make Werdsmith truly yours with five custom themes and tons of formatting options. Add bold, italics and headings as you type, or use one of our powerful novel-writing or screenplay-writing tools that automatically make your work look beautiful.

Set writing rituals and word goals to motivate you, and see how much you write every day. It's the easiest way to get into a writing habit, improve your skills and complete your projects. Warning: It's addictive!

All your work is backed up in the cloud, protected by your Face ID or Touch ID and saved in Werdsmith History. Werdsmith is the safest place for your writing.

You won't find a simpler, but more feature-rich writing app. Whether you use Werdsmith to jot down ideas or to write your fifth novel, there’s no better tool for writers. Join us and start your writing journey today.


Things you might want to know:

The vast majority of Werdsmith's features are free, but there is a limit to how many documents you can work on at once. You can remove the limit by becoming a Werdsmith member.

Membership gives you other benefits too, like four extra themes, novel and screenplay writing tools, Werdsmith on your computer, and hundreds of writing prompts in the Unblock app.

Sync, backup and sharing features require a free Werdsmith ID.

If you choose to become a member, you’ll be charged through your iTunes account at the end of your one-week free trial period, unless you cancel your membership at least 24 hours before it begins. Your subscription will renew automatically, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current billing period. You can either subscribe monthly for US$4.99, twice-yearly for US$29.99 or yearly for US$49.99 (or an equivalent local price) and you’ll be charged up to 24 hours before the current billing period ends. You can manage, upgrade, downgrade or cancel your subscription on the app's Help page or by going to your App Store account settings. Keep in mind that any unused portion of your free trial period is forfeited if you purchase a membership before the end of the trial. You can read our Privacy Policy at and our Terms of Use at Feel free to contact us if you need help!

A big thanks to the writers who've supported Werdsmith over the years! We couldn't do it without you.

What's New

Version 4.2.3

Just a quick update to simplify the editing screen. Instead of the "Aa" button at the top of the screen, you can now access your formatting or change your idea into a project by tapping the action button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and choosing "Formatting" or "Move to Projects".

This version also fixes a few little issues with iPhone X support and some crashes that affected a small group of users.

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

139 Ratings

139 Ratings

Brilliant, but novels can't actually be written on it


Werdsmith has helped me so much as I pursue my love for writing. It's like having a little computer on my phone! I travel a lot, so it's been really nice to be able to use my phone instead of lugging around my laptop when I just need to pack light for hiking or something. If you're a writer, I greatly encourage you to get Werdsmith.
The thing that makes me frustrated, though, is that if you're planning to actually write an entire novel on werdsmith, you won't be able to go over about thirty thousand words before this happens: every five minutes or so, it will lag, then freeze, then and crash. And the longer my novel got, the more often this happened. Now, on the tail end of my first draft, it crashes about every sixty seconds, so I guess werdsmith just didn't believe that their users would ever actually write novels, because no matter how many updates come out, the problem is never fixed.
It makes me sad.
And also, the membership costs to add themes and take off the writing limit?
That is just frickin ridiculous.

Favorite writing app!


I've had this app for about two years now and absolutely love it. Being able to put down ideas easily without having to bring out the notebook and pen is great. I think I will decide to pay the $4.99 a month because it's worth it, Microsoft word is now making you pay for your work and that is just not fair to me personally and it's cheaper for this route. Love the app and will sure keep using it for more years to come!

Update: I still stand by my review and love this app so much! The only criticism I would give is the error of writing on a laptop and app, it doesn’t update as quickly as I’d like. I wish somehow it would update and save every word written as I go on laptop and app together. But other then that, it’s the best app for writing out there.

No Folders


I like the ability to choose what you are writing from the options menu hope they add song writing at some point. That said the big drawback of this app is it’s user interface with projects on one side and ideas on the other it gets cluttered fast. You would have to work on one project at a time with this app so if you’re looking for an app to write and store all your projects this likely isn’t going to be the one for you. Despite its great formatting options it lacks a comprehensive foldering system and it’s the downfall of this app. If you’re working on 5 different novels and have to go through and open all the chapter 3 files just so you could find the one you’re working on it gets very inconvenient very fast! Also deleting things from the projects side of the app can be tricky and take several tries to get the delete button to show.



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Nathan Tesler
33.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Nathan Tesler
In-App Purchases
  1. Membership $4.99
  2. Remove Limit $2.99
  3. Membership $49.99


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