iA Writer

Click here to Buy it Now from Apple App Store, $1

Before you drop $10 on Apple's Pages app, take a look at this low-priced alternative. It doesn't have all the functionality of Pages—you can't, for instance, drop charts or images into your documents—but, that's not what iA Writer is about. This app is about writing, plain and simple. You get a clean slate with an iPad-optimized font, and the ability to save your work to DropBox or iCloud. It's also $1. You can't beat that.