Essay - write in style by Holtwick Dirk (Universal)
Released: Jan 27, 2011
Version: 2.1.1
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Essay - write in style

Holtwick Dirk
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

Word processing and notes for iPhone and iPad with Dropbox sync.

"The real decider in these kinds of apps is the interface, and Essay gets the job done admirably" - wired.com

WRITE IN STYLE

This word processor for iPhone and iPad offers the most essential text formatting options in an intuitive user interface to keep you focused on your text. Documents can automatically be synchronized via the free Dropbox service.

LINK YOUR INFORMATION - USE ESSAY AS YOUR PERSONAL WIKI

With Essay it becomes so simple to add links to other Essay documents or external web sites. The internal web browser of Essay makes it easy to follow your linked data without leaving the app. With links you can connect your documents and use it as your personal 'Wiki' and browse it with your web browser from your synced Dropbox folder.

COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION - SNIPBOX IS YOUR INBOX FOR TEXT

With Snipbox you collect info from the build in web research browser, from all your copy and paste operations, from a bookmarklet in Safari or from supported third party apps. You're not limited to the clipboard any more, now you are able to use many text snippets and links to pasted into your documents.

DOCUMENTS EVERYWHERE - SYNCING AND SENDING

The free Dropbox.com service can be used to wirelessly auto synchronize between all you devices. You can also use the iTunes File Sharing feature to import and export your files. Also import documents of HTML, TXT and Markdown format from other apps using the ‘Open in...’ dialog.

Documents can be send as email with all formatting preserved. And of course you can print them using AirPrint.

IPHONE - WORD PROCESSING ON THE GO

Essay fills the gap of rich text editing on the iPhone. It uses the iPhones small screen in an optimal way and introduces an innovative cursor movement and selection control.

IPAD - WORD PROCESSING ON THE SOFA

Intuitive gestures like swiping from the screen borders to unhide tools and files or pinch to enter the distraction free fullscreen mode create a great workflow. The word and character counter in the status bar gives you important information without standing in the way. For external keyboard users Essay offers something special: Keyboard Shortcuts. This is a unique feature on the iPad first introduced by Essay.

MORE FEATURES

✓ Wireless auto synchronization with the free Dropbox.com service
✓ Import of HTML, TXT and Markdown files via ‘Open in...’ dialog from many third party apps like Mail
✓ Exchange via iTunes file sharing
✓ Easy text zoom switch
✓ Undo & redo
✓ Email with formatted text
✓ Printing using AirPrint


Please note: Essay uses HTML as it’s file format which in itself is the base format of all web pages and therefore well supported and documented. You can use it in most popular word processors. Documents in other formats need to be converted to HTML before you can use them in Essay. If you import text files please make sure they use the UTF-8 encoding to preserve special character information. To import from other Dropbox locations or from other services please use 'Open in' from the Dropbox app or the other respective apps.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Essay - write in style is a highly rated app (4-star).
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