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Simpletext for iOS

By Yeow Jin Gan $4.99

Developer's Description

# Get Your Writing Done With a Back to Basics Plain Text Editor

Even if you have tried many distraction-free writing apps before, Simpletext is worth checking out ...

# Are You Looking for a Simple App to Get Your Writing Done?

Perhaps the one you are using has grown unnecessarily complex, or maybe it is no longer supported by the developer. Or maybe you just dont think it is worth to pay a subscription for the award-winning app when you are barely using any of the features.

I get it. For years I have been looking for a simple writing app myself, and I know how hard it is to find a good one to settle on. While there were a few options in the early days, they ended up either abandoned or bloated with features I dont need.

Some may think more features doesnt do any harm, but the truth is, they come with a price. A full-featured app takes up more space, is slower to start up, and has a user interface thats cluttered with options. And it gets worse over time as more features are added with every new release.

It makes me wonder ... Why cant an app stay simple, even after ten, twenty years? What if theres an app that refuses to do more, choosing instead to do just one thing, and do it well?

Thats the premise behind Simpletext.

# Introducing Simpletext, a Plain Text Editor Designed for a Single Purpose Writing

Instead of trying to outdo the competition with more features, Simpletext goes the other way with less features, less code, less mass. The development is guided by an anchoring question what are the absolute essentials that makes a good writing app?

The answer was fourfold:

1. It must provide a quiet space to write without being burdened by the non-essentials.

Simpletext has a true distraction-free writing space with Focus Mode and Typewriter Mode to help you stay in the flow.

2. It must have beautiful typography with professional fonts.

Simpletext comes with three professional fonts for you to choose from, designed by Matthew Butterick of MB Type. The fonts are Concourse (Sans Serif), Valkyrie (Serif) and Triplicate (Monospaced).

3. It must saves in plain text format, which is lightweight and platform independent.

Simpletext is incredibly lightweight and saves automatically in plain text format so your files are always accessible on any platform.

4. It must be a good citizen of iOS and continue to be supported for many years to come.

Simpletext is a native app developed in Swift and supports iOS technologies such as iCloud Drive, Share Sheet, Dark Mode, Multiple Windows on iPad, and more.

In short, Simpletext will never rush to introduce new features, opting instead to remain simple and useful by upholding these enduring principles.

# Heres What Others Have to Say ...

The simple editor you need. Its about focus. Nothing more.

- Jan Akkerman

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.

- PScm

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

Refreshingly simple. Works as advertised and is a pleasure to use.

- Tuntle

What a wonderful minimalist text editor! Not a single button, this is the cleanest interface that you will ever see.

- Ken. E.

# Is Simpletext Right for You?

Deciding on a writing tool requires careful consideration. If you are looking for a simple and dependable app to get your writing done, I would recommend Simpletext to you wholeheartedly.

It even comes with a promise to always stay simple, always be a one-time purchase and never be abandoned. Learn more about the Simpletext promise at

To sum it all up Simpletext is always simple, which means you get less, but better.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3.1


Release October 13, 2020
Date Added October 13, 2020
Version 2.3.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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