Word Processor App Where You Can Share Documents With Anyone?

iOS and iPadOS


Is there an accessible word processor option that allows sharing to anyone, even people that don’t use iPhone and that uses commonly-used file formats?

I’m wanting to copy links from a bookmarks folder into a document with clickable links to share with others.




Submitted by Paul on Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Pages allows you to export a document in an alternative format. Epub and PDF are the ones I know of, but there may be others. It may also interest you to know that epub is essentially a zip file organized in a special way that you may be able to extract an HTML document from if Pages doesn’t do it directly. Good luck.

Submitted by Siobhan on Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Pages also does .doc.exe or something, essentially an MSWord file. I think it's going to coe down to having links able to be either clicked on, or with the propper knowhow, goto their broser of choice and paste the URL in. Sorry i'm not more help.

Submitted by Misty Dawn on Thursday, December 16, 2021

Note that I wanted my document to be able to be viewed by everyone. Pages documents can only be viewed by other Apple users.

I'm not exactly clear how you're thinking of this, Misty Dawn. If you create a document in pages, you can export it to a file format, such as Epub or RTF, then in one way or another, like email, transfer that file to someone else. They can then open the document in a web browser for Epub, or an editor for RTF.
On the other hand, you can have a file on a cloud service such as Dropbox, set the file to be viewable by people other than yourself, there's a couple of ways it might be done, then share a link to that file to other people to look at on their devices. You might even be able to copy and paste your document with the links, say you made the document in the Notes app, directly into an email, and if their email viewer is set up to show web addresses as links, they should be able to click or tap on a link and their device will deal with it. Part of it will be on their end in these situations.

Submitted by dog on Thursday, December 16, 2021

Google Docs is a great alternative. Free, and can be viewed by anyone, even if they don't the app installed.