The Academic Writing App for Students

From in-text citations to references and page setup, Essayist takes care of everything.
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Automatic Formatting

Let Essayist handle the formatting so you can concentrate on the content. From page set-up to in-text citations & references, Essayist takes care of everything.

Let Essayist handle the formatting so you can concentrate on the content. From page set-up to in-text citations & references, Essayist takes care of everything.

References

Add references quickly and easily using our built-in search. Essayist automatically generates a perfectly formatted works cited/reference list.

Add references quickly and easily using our built-in search. Essayist automatically generates a perfectly formatted works cited/reference list.

Citations

Add in-text citations with a tap. Essayist detects when you want to add a citation and automatically presents a list of your references. Tap the reference you want to cite and continue writing.

Add in-text citations with a tap. Essayist detects when you want to add a citation and automatically presents a list of your references. Tap the reference you want to cite and continue writing.

Clean work space

A simple interface that helps you write without distractions. You know all those buttons in other word processors that you never use? We got rid of those so you can stay focused!

A simple interface that helps you write without distractions. You know all those buttons in other word processors that you never use? We got rid of those so you can stay focused!

MLA & APA

Essayist currently supports the two most commonly used citation styles. Stay tuned for Chicago, Harvard & many more styles!

Essayist currently supports the two most commonly used citation styles. Stay tuned for Chicago, Harvard & many more styles!

Key Features

  • Automatic formatting of page layout, references, in-text citations & images
  • MLA & APA (Student Edition) citation styles
  • Built-in Reference Manager
  • Pre-defined paragraph styles (Block Quote, Headings, etc. …)
  • Google Scholar search
  • Bold, Italicize & Underline options
  • Import BibTeX
  • Add Images, Tables & Musical Illustrations
  • Multiple reference types (News Article, Magazine, Website, Dictionary, etc. …)
  • Two paper sizes: US Letter & A4
  • Export to PDF & Word
  • Two font choices: Times New Roman & Arial
  • Word Count & Page Count
  • Multiple background choices
  • Spell Check, Auto Completion & Auto Capitalization
  • Dark mode
  • Add extra sections: Abstract & Appendix
  • Read-only mode
  • Regular updates
  • Designed for Accessibility
  • Universal app across iOS & macOS

Pricing

Essayist has two subscription options:

$4.99 monthly which offers a 3-day free trial

$19.99 yearly which offers a 7-day free trial

*Prices may vary due to tax laws and conversion rates in your region

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