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It’s Productivity Month on iPad.AppStorm! Throughout July, we plan to share with you all our tips, tricks, apps and resources to help you both improve your iPad experience and work better and more productively!

Anybody that knows me can easily attest to my “minor” app addiction. Given that I do a fair amount of writing, it’s only natural I have a stronger propensity toward writing apps. I have however reached a point where I feel I’ve seen pretty much everything there is to see in a writing app. Their features start to blend together and it becomes increasingly harder for an app to stand out in the sea of iOS text editors.

Write, with some rather unique features and extensive sharing options similar to Drafts, managed to surprise me and shows that there is still much that can be done in an already saturated field.


This week’s poll is a little different. For one, it’s going to be massive.

Over the past week or so a fascinating chart by Brett Terpstra has become extraordinarily popular. Essentially it’s a huge comparison of every available iOS text editor.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, there are a lot of them…

This weeks poll simply asks the question; which one do you use? Which iPad text editor is your favourite, your go-to app, your current muse.

I have no idea what the result is going to be, but I’m pretty excited! Let me know in the comments if this chart has made you rethink your current favourite, and why you particularly like the one you’ve settled on.

When any new technology is introduced, one of the more condescending pieces of criticism that is often leveled against it, is being accused of being a toy, a trifle to be fiddled with, not a tool to be taken seriously. I think that one especially hurts, particularly those of us who want to take the iPad seriously, who see the gleaming potential of these shiny new technologies. We see it as a tool for productivity as much as it is a toy for entertainment.

But to be a true tool, an asset for the working professional, you need the right software. And if you’re a writer, there’s nothing more important than a good word processor. The word processor as a genre has had a long and storied history in the realm of personal computing. It was one of the first categories of software to appear on PCs, it’s become the yardstick any new era of computing is measured against. Is there a competent word processor? Can “real” people get “real” work done on it? And the post-PC era is no different.

While many companies, Apple included, are migrating their desktop apps into a form for the iPad, some enterprising smaller businesses are seeing an opportunity. They’re looking to make a name by approaching the iPad for what it is: something new. The app is called Daedalus Touch. The developers are The Soulmen. And they’re rethinking the text editor.