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iOS Apps for Study and Research: Writing & Drawing

Writing Apps


Create text, photo and audio notes and sync them to your desktop computer. 

Google Docs (Free)

Create, edit and collaborate with others with this essential app.

Microsoft Word (Free)

Open and edit Microsoft Word documents with this app (to do this, you must sign in with a Microsoft account).

Microsoft OneNote (Free)

This app is essentially a digital notebook that saves your notes to your Microsoft OneDrive account.

Bamboo Paper (Free)

A freehand digital notebook. Could be used for written notes, drawings and more.

Active Voice (Free)

Convert speech to text.

Paper (Free)

Sketch, draw, take notes, make lists, and create diagrams and wireframes.

Adobe Photoshop Express (Free)

Edit and share photos with this free app.

Google Sheets (Free)

Create, edit and collaborate with others on spreadsheets from your iOS device.

Excel (Free)

Create, view and make edits from your iOS device.