UX Write 2.0 brings free Word document editing to the iPad

Chiang Mai, Thailand – UX Productivity today announced the release of UX Write version 2.0, a powerful and easy-to-use word processor for iPad. Available both in free and paid versions, UX Write is designed for long-form, professional writing tasks such as reports, research papers, theses, and books – but is also great for taking notes or writing short documents on-the-go.

Company founder and lead developer, Dr. Peter Kelly, touted the range of cloud services supported as a major advantage of UX Write over its competitors. “All the big players want to lock you into their own ecosystem. We don’t think that is in customers’ best interests. That’s why we have added support for even more cloud services in this version, so people can choose whatever provider they want.” The new Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive support will be particularly welcome for customers who are using Office 365 or Google Docs on their computers, but are seeking alternative writing apps for the iPad.

UX Write Basic Edition is available for free, and allows users to create and edit HTML and Microsoft Word documents, and sync their files with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and WebDAV servers. It supports lists, tables, pictures, and simple text formatting, including built-in heading styles. An outline view makes navigation around large documents a breeze. Documents can be shared via email, iTunes file sharing, or sent to and from other apps.

But that’s just the beginning. UX Write Professional Edition, available for just $1/month, adds a whole extra level of features. Styles can be customised to ensure consistent formatting across an entire document. Outline editing lets users view and re-arrange document sections by just dragging their finger. Automatic numbering applies to headings, tables, and figures. A table of contents can be added, which automatically keeps itself up-to-date with the document. Footnotes, endnotes, and cross-references can be inserted. And of course all the standard editing tools like find & replace, spell checking, and word count are there too, as well as printing and PDF export.

Version 2.0 of the app also introduces support for on-device typesetting using LaTeX, which has been the de-facto standard for publishing in many scientific and technical fields for around 30 years. UX Productivity is not the first to port LaTeX to the iPad – Valletta Ventures achieved that with Texpad, which is ideal for those who prefer to write code directly. But UX Write is the first to provide a visual writing environment on the iPad that works with LaTeX, so people with no technical knowledge at all can take advantage of the beautiful typography and publication-quality PDF output that LaTeX is famous for. UX Write can be downloaded for free starting today.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 66.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
UX Write 2.0.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. See the website for more information.

UX Write 2.0.0
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UX Productivity is an Australian-owned company that focuses on the development of high-end content creation apps for mobile devices, in particular the iPad. Founded in 2012, the company is run by Dr. Peter Kelly, a computer scientist and former lecturer at Adelaide University. The company today carries out its development work in Chiang Mai through a partnership with Iglu. Iglu is currently accepting applications to its business accelerator, which offers co-working space, financial, and legal support for companies and individuals to relocate to Thailand. See details at the website. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 UX Productivity. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.