There are many writing apps for you to choose from today, so why bother with yet another one? Because Simpletext is different — it’s thoughtful simplicity provides an experience unlike any other writing apps you have used before.
Simpletext started as a passion project because I couldn’t find what I was looking for. Most apps were trying to do too much and ended up bloated with features I don’t need. So I built Simpletext based on a simple premise — what if there’s an app that refuses to do more, choosing instead to do just one thing, and do it well? For Simpletext, that one thing is writing.
What Makes a Good Writing App?
I believe a good writing app inspires you to write. To achieve that, I designed Simpletext based on the following principles:
1. Zero Clutter
Simpletext provides a quiet space to write with absolutely nothing to distract you from writing. There’s no visual clutter — the intent is to create a space that helps you connect with your voice and get into the flow.
2. Beautiful Typography
Simpletext comes with three professional fonts for you to choose from, handpicked to ensure the finest writing experience. They are: (1) Akkurat Mono by Lineto Type Foundry (Monospaced); (2) Graphik by Commercial Type (Sans Serif); and (3) Valkyrie by MB Type (Serif).
3. Plain Text
Simpletext saves in plain text format, which is lightweight and platform independent. This ensures your words are always accessible on every device, now and in the future.
4. Fully Native
Simpletext is a fully native app developed in Swift and is committed to be a good citizen of iOS, iPadOS and macOS. It supports native technologies such as iCloud Drive, Share Sheet, Dark Mode, Multiple Windows, Auto Save and more. It also runs natively on Apple silicon.
Here’s What Others Have to Say …
This app does everything it says on the tin. It is not meant to do a lot, but what it does it does very well. It is well designed and suits well those who want to focus on writing and avoid dealing with formatting, proprietary file types and hidden saving locations. It produces and edits .txt files, which will probably be around for as long as there are computers, and saves them in plain sight. Five stars.
I’ve tried all sorts of writing apps but Simpletext is definitely the best of all. So grateful for your dedication and those productivity tips in the blog post are so good. Simpletext is such a joy to use.👏🏻
— LWL Art Studio
A writing app that is as simple as stated, beautiful to write with and opens and closes wherever you want. Simple tweaks are easily accessible, if required, and only add to the minimalistic perfection. Good job.
Very pleased with this app. Love the simplicity and great looks. With the latest update, offering a choice of font, focus mode and automatic/manual dark mode, just great. Thanks to the developer.
I wanted to say a big thank you for updating Simpletext! For adding file system, but keeping it as simple as it was … THANK YOU! I am so passionate because this app is just the best digital text tool I have ever used.
— Nik Levenets
What a wonderful minimalist text editor! Not a single button, this is the cleanest interface that you will ever see.
— Ken. E.
Inspiring You To Write, and Write, and Write
I believe good design can be felt, and I’m committed to building a tool that inspires you to write, every single day. Simpletext is my take on a good writing app — I hope you’ll like it as much as I do.
P.S. Simpletext is available as a universal purchase, which means you only have to purchase once to use it on all your devices, including iOS, iPadOS and macOS.