Despite boasting several hundred thousand apps, there are still a few areas within Apple’s App Store that one could point to as lacking somewhat in really groundbreaking apps.
One area not bereft, however, is the note-taking section. There are dozens – maybe even hundreds – of great apps with the sole aim of helping iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users jot down whatever may be on their mind.
Since there are so many, when I discover a new one, I’m automatically looking for that cutting-edge – that feeling one gets when they feel as though they’ve discovered a ‘complete’ app. Whilst I have still yet to source perfection in this category, I stumbled across WriteUp earlier today, and having spent the best part of an afternoon tinkering about with it, I’d say it comes pretty darn close.
I’m a pretty partisan Evernote user, mainly because of how easily everything syncs without me having to really put in any effort. I’m a firm believer that my smartphone should perform tasks with as little input from myself as possible – leaving me to get on with being extremely lazy.
WriteUp doesn’t fall short on any of the basic tasks, and is a worthy addition to anybody’s inventory of productivity-related apps. Like most note-takers of today, it provides extensive Dropbox support, and the numerous color styles give the app a touch of class. I did find that a few of the colors clashed a little, but if enough tinkering is done, I reckon there’s a combination in there to suit all.
I really like how WriteUp allows me to essentially time travel between revisions of the note and, if I wish, restore to any point. This is a great feature for those who, like me, are constantly wanting to revert and edit whole paragraphs at a time.
All in all, WriteUp is a fantastic text editor, and despite heavy competition, this particular app will be sitting on my SpringBoard quite self-righteously for the for the time being. Please note, the app requires iOS 5, so if you’re still running the older firmware, you will not be able to enjoy this app
It will set you back £2.49 if you reside in the UK, or a cent under four bucks if you live in the US.
Download WriteUp for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch [App Store Link]