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Best Writing Apps for All Android Devices

This post is about the best writing apps for Android. As a writer on the go, you should be able to write on your Android device seamlessly even when you don’t have access to your PC. This is more than the typical Notes and To-Do List apps, these best writing apps can do more for you while sporting minimal interfaces and smartphone-specific designs.

Without further ado, let’s get started

1. Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is more than just an office app, it’s a good app, writers can download and explore. It packs lots of features to help you create elaborate and detailed documents. Just like what you would have created on your PC’s Microsoft Word, it’s also easy to use and fast as well. The good thing is that the app is free to use and has cloud-based stuff which lets you collaborate with Word users in real-time or save documents.

2. iA Writer

This app was first introduced on iOS and OS X devices, before making its way to Android. Professional writers use this app to complete their daily tasks, thanks to the several features it offers. From the app, you can access Google Drive and Dropbox, it also allows for real-time synchronization for both services. There are a preview mode and the ability to export your writing to several formats such as HTML, PDF and MS Word (.docx).

3. WPS Office

This one of the most loved apps for writers working with their Android devices. It has a simple and user-friendly interface that is very easy to use and adapt. You can add photos to articles, count words, preview and do a lot of things. You can export to PDF, scan and print, encrypt documents and compress files. It’s also free to use as well.

4. Monospace Writer BETA

This is a more minimalistic app especially if you don’t have much storage in your phone. Nonetheless, it’s also one of the best writing apps for Android. You can write without any distraction, it has a clean and well-designed interface that you should feel right at home with. It’s very easy to use, you get to organise related articles using hashtags, with Dropbox and Google Drive integration.

5. JotterPad

JotterPad is not your average Note or To-Do list apps even though it has a minimalist UI for any kind of writing. The interface is pretty decent and sleek-looking, which makes you focus only on your task. You can export your files to several formats like TXT, MD, PDF, DOCX (beta). There’s also Dropbox integration as well as decent typography options and a night mode feature.

6. Writer Plus

This is one of the best writing apps for Android. It has an excellent rating on the Play Store and it’s a completely free app that boasts several features. The interface is neat and simple to use, all your articles are listed vertically on the screen.

7. MarkdownX

Just as the name suggests, MarkdownX was specially designed for those who prefer to write in markdown. Just swipe across the screen when doing a task to access the preview mode. With the app, you can easily format your writing with several options available at the top.


These are the best writing apps for Android right now. These apps get the job done and are perfect for those working online as a writer on their Android devices.

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
Joseph Young is a Senior writer at He is a prolific writer who has an eye for everything technology. He is fondly referred to as one of Africa's most sought-after mobile phone reporters.
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