Phraseology is a text editor for the iPad that teaches you about your writing style. On the surface, the app -- currently priced at $1.99 for a "limited time" -- is a simple text editor. It features a blank canvas and an expanded keyboard that includes undo and redo buttons along with multiple and useful cursor and selection control keys. You can write in plain-text or Markdown mode to preview your HTML output, and in settings you can sync to Dropbox or iCloud to backup your Phraseology docs. The app also supplies a handful of font choices and sharing options, including Drafts, a note-taking app from the developer, Agile Tortoise.
The above is standard fare for a text editor, and Phraseology stands out for three additional modes: arrange, inspect, and speech syntax highlighting. With these tools, you can learn a lot about your writing style.
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The arrange tool lets you easily move and delete sentences and paragraphs without needing to copy and paste, always a clumsy endeavor on the iPad. At the top of arrange mode, you can select to view your document grouped by sentence or paragraph a... [Read more]