It's not feasible for most folks to do their everyday work on an iPad yet, but writers seem to be one of the quickest growing groups to attempt it. It makes sense: the act of writing doesn't require that many technical resources outside of a way to input text, a way to research, and a way to save your work. In that sense, using an iPad when it's time to sit down and write can be pretty easy (for some of us, anyway). But which app to use?
This is a question that the staff at Infinite Loop find ourselves being asked often. And admittedly, it's not always an easy question to answer, because writers have different needs based on what they're writing, who they're writing for, and what they plan to do with it after they're done. I happen to know a lot of different kinds of writers, from gadget bloggers to food writers to sci-fi authors, so I held an informal poll to find out which apps they like the best. From there, I chose the four most commonly mentioned and tried them out.
So, hold on to your butts and read on for our mini-showdown between four popular writing apps on the iPad: