This is from a July 2017 tweet. You see, I’m working on a blogging/editing tool for Mac, iOS, and Windows and it really caught my eye.
iPad users: what text editing app should I try? I’ve tried and disliked Editorial and Ulysses. I can hold my nose and use IA Writer.
— John Gruber (@gruber) July 12, 2017
Today John tweeted that he was looking for a good iOS text editor. He was looking for recommendations because he wasn’t happy with iA Writer, Ulysses, or one other one I can’t remember.
It sounds like he wants Vesper back. That’s very interesting to me. He says they “don’t feel right.” That’s also interesting.
I checked out the apps he mentioned. They’re all beautifully designed. iA Writer looks super interesting as does Ulysses. It’s very difficult to put a finger on what appeals to John. I suppose Vesper is the answer?
Ultimately it looks like John is after TextEdit on iOS. Plain Jane â€” to the point â€” text editing. Makes sense.
Has anyone created TextEdit for iOS yet?