There are a lot of places to write words. Some obvious places include a blog, a diary, a journal, a word processor, or even a notepad. Maybe you want to learn more words? Word apps is a fairly large genre. Thus, we hit as many different niches as we could think of. Unfortunately, a good writing app only comes along once in a great while so this list probably won’t change much from year to year unless something really good hits. Please note, this isn’t a spot for word games. We have a separate list for those right here. Let’s take a look at the best word apps for Android! You can also check out our full office apps list if you want something more than just a wordpad app.
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Price: Free / $1.99
BlackNote is a minimal style note pad app. It puts as little as possible between you and the stuff you write. The app comes with a basic, but usable organization system, a sleek black interface, widgets, and support for various types of notes. There is even a privacy mode that lets you lock notes behind a passcode. It’s cheap, simple to use, and makes for one of the better word apps.
Price: Free / $9.99
Daylio is a diary and journal app. You can record your thoughts on a daily basis and even track things like your mood over a long period of time. Some of the other features include backup and restore via Google Drive, a PIN lock for privacy, and exporting with the CSV format. It’s a good way to get some stuff off of your chest or even keep track of ideas you have every day. The pro version is a bit pricey, but a lot of diary apps use a subscription model and we’re happy this one doesn’t. This one is also free with Google Play Pass if you use that.
Price: Free / Up to $3.99
Dictionary.com is one of a few really good dictionary apps. However, we recommend this one because it does a lot of other things as well. On top of its dictionary functionality, the app features a thesaurus, a word of the day, some little quizzes and games, and other stuff. Plus, it doesn’t rely on a subscription. There is an offline mode option as well in case you don’t want it to use your Internet. It’s a solid dictionary app for any wordsmith.
Google Docs and Keep Notes
Price: Free / $1.99-$99.99 per month
Google Docs and Google Keep Notes are two excellent word apps. Google Docs is a word processor with more than enough features for most people. Plus, it’s usable on the web, on Android, and basically any platform with an app store or a web browser. Google Keep Notes is Google’s note-taking app and it’s also among the best in its class. You can easily put the words in your head here to keep track of them at a later date. Both apps are also entirely free. The subscription costs are for extra storage in Google Drive should you need it.
Markor is a word processor with support for Markdown. It has a good list of features, including offline support, note-taking functionality, a light and dark mode, to-do list functionality, and support for multiple languages. We also quite liked its lack of permissions and its support for HTML and PDF files. It’s a simple writing app with some decent formatting options. It’s not quite as robust as Microsoft Word or Google Docs. However, not everybody needs a billion features and this app is for those people. It’s also completely free with no in-app purchases or ads as far as we can tell. That makes it one of the best free word apps for those on a budget.
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Price: Free / $6.99-$9.99 per month
Microsoft Word is one of the most popular word apps because everybody knows what it is. It’s a full-featured word processor with a metric ton of features. It’s also available on Android, the web, and almost every other platform you can think of. Microsoft Word is a good option for its familiarity and its wide range of features. You probably already know what this one is capable of. You can get the Microsoft 365 subscription for more features for either $6.99 or $9.99 per month depending on your needs. Additionally, you can get just the Office suite for $149.99 as a single payment if you want it on your Windows or Mac PC.
Power Thesaurus is one of the better free word apps. It boasts a catalog of over 70 million synonyms and antonyms along with a decent quick search, filters, and a clean user interface. It uses thesaurus.org for its collection and, thus, it requires an Internet connection for most of its tasks. However, the developers are working on an offline version according to their Google Play review responses. It’s a great, simple app for any writer looking for some extra word help.
Price: Free / $3.99
Pure Writer is another writing app for fans of minimalism. However, this one also carries a bunch of features. The ones we like the most are its granular line and paragraph spacing, the dark mode, and the encryption. Yes, you can encrypt your writing and unlock it with a fingerprint scanner. You can even recover accidentally deleted files using the History feature. The security, privacy, and redundancy features make it a great choice for writers who need those things. It’s also relatively inexpensive.
Price: Free / $9.99 per 3 months / $29.99 per year
WPS Office is one of the more popular word apps. The free version comes with support for up to three devices, can read PDF files, and comes with a competent word processor. The premium version removes some restrictions, removes advertising, and adds the ability to sign PDFs through the app. In practice, it’s fairly easy to use once you learn all of the commands. It’s not difficult to get in and get writing. It has its own cloud storage, but you can also connect to Dropbox, Google Drive, and other cloud services as well. It’s a decent option, but we’d probably go with Google Docs first.
Price: Free / $0.99-$15.99
Writer Plus an app for writers. It supports both long and short form writing and that includes everything from novels to notes. You also get a variety of basic features like word and character counters, undo and redo functionality, support for over half a dozen languages, and a night mode for night writing. We also greatly appreciate its support for Bluetooth keyboard and keyboard shortcuts. It should also work well on Chromebooks.
If we missed any great word apps, and we probably did, tell us about them in the comments! You can also check out our latest best app and game lists!