Easy to Use
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Easy to Use

Perfect for classrooms & families!
Huge variety of interesting images & prompts
Huge variety of interesting images & prompts

Created by a Teacher

All 125 pages and 375 prompts are interesting and appropriate!
Flexible options for teachers, parents & students

Customization to Fit Every Learner

Prompt levels based on standards, learning theory and real classroom experience!
Easy digital publishing & sharing

Respond Right on the Device

Multiple authors can write and save to the gallery.  Share a polished .pdf by email or save to the Camera Roll.  Authors can now add a voice recording with their work to create a personalized movie on the Camera Roll!
Use your own pictures, ideas and voice to create custom prompts

A Platform for Creation

Even kids can capture unique Write Abouts from any photo on your device!  Use your photos, ideas and voice to capture unique Write Abouts!
Now with Author Profiles!

Now with Author Profiles!

Included custom default email for each author to quickly share work with parents or teacher! Easily sort student work with author filtering!

What We Believe


We believe kids enjoy writing about things they are curious about or interested in!


We believe kids are inspired to write when interesting visuals and questions are combined with their natural imagination.

  • “One of my favorite aspects is the ability for students to capture their own creative image and write about it… If they are inspired to snap a photo, why not launch Write About This and begin jotting down their thoughts?”

  • “Outstanding! Great for a very wide range of ages and abilities..a highly useful and flexible tool for home or classroom to encourage children to write.”

  • “We love your app and use it daily!”

  • “Versatile and easy to use for kids of many ages. The pictures are engaging and show diversity; the prompts get kids thinking critically and creatively.”

  • “My SS love this app. I have seen more writing in my room since downloading this app then ever before.”

For the Classroom

From the Common Core Standards:

“Writing is a key means of asserting and defending claims…and conveying what they have experienced, imagined, thought, and felt.”

  • Many of the prompts included in the Write About This app ask students to explain their opinion about a variety of topics as well as provide a jumping off point for both fiction and non-fiction narratives.
  • Creative writing opportunities are also abound..with photos and prompts that will invite children to imagine and add unique details on everything from poetry & prose to lists & letters.

How Teachers Integrate Write About This

  • Students are given free writing time and find a prompt that inspires them. Celebrate the writing by emailing the teacher and parents the finished draft!
  • Student photographers are in charge of creating a custom photo prompt.
  • Teacher or students choose a prompt to display through a projector & the entire class responds in their Writer’s Notebooks.
  • Begin a prompt as a class discussion starter & then the teacher models writing strategies by creating a Write About.

Click Here to Read More on Our Blog

What Teachers Have to Say:

“I couldn’t get students to stop writing at the end of the day!”
– @RebeccaWildman, 4th Grade Teacher

“My students love it! They are even downloading and writing at home with family iPads!”
– @appleclassroom, 3rd Grade Teacher

“I downloaded your app yesterday and my 10 year old daughter is having a blast! In fact this morning, she chose creating a story over her TV time!”
– Tammy, parent & Special Education teacher

“I think folks should just skip free version and buy it. It belongs on every school iPad.”
– @Teamhanrahan62, Apple Distinguished Educator

Free vs Full

Write About This Free allows you to try out all of the functionality and features of the full version. The Full version does allow for a 50% discount when purchased through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program.

Learn More:

Free Version

WAT Free


  • Images: 1 per category
  • Prompts: 3 per category
  • Write Abouts: 1
  • Create Your Own: 1
  • Author Profiles: 1
  • Export to Camera Roll: Unlimited
  • Voice Recording: Unlimited
  • Searchable database: None


How do students save their work?

Easily! Written responses are saved by Author and Date in the My Write Abouts section of the app.

How can I collect student writing?

Your choice! The built-in share by email works for many teachers, but Write Abouts can also be uploaded to Dropbox, Google Drive or any other file storage tool by simply exporting them to the camera roll.

What if we use shared iPads?

Completely doable! Author Profiles allow students to quickly add their own face and/or name to a piece of writing. When students come back to work from that same device, they can continue to add to their portfolio of writing. Use Author Filtering to quickly sort between multiple students and customize a ‘share to’ email address for each profile if desired!

How can Write Abouts be shared?

Any way you’d like! Within the app you can share by email or export to the camera roll. Exported images or Write Abouts that are published with audio (.mp4) can be posted to blogs, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

Can I send a prompt to my students?

Great idea! Right now the best way is to share the image with them using Dropbox or another file transfer app and then they create a Custom prompt with you. We are actively looking into making this easier within Write About This.

How can I use this if I only have 1 or a few iPads?

Lots of ways! Quickly pull up a prompt from the database and let kids respond in their notebooks…Bring in a photo of something from your lesson to do a whole-group reflection..Let students take turns using photos from the classroom and creating prompts. Find even more ideas on The Learning Hub blog!

People Behind Write About This

Our journey to put Write About This in the hands of kids began in 2012 with a few sketches in a notebook. Today, we are thrilled to partner with users across the world to provide exciting learning opportunities.

Brad Wilson

Creator | Michigan

From his elementary classroom teaching experience, Brad knows that getting kids excited to write starts with a spark of motivation. His biggest thrill is now seeing inspired student Write Abouts being created and shared around the world!

Bob Armbrister

Creator | Michigan

Bob is a new dad who loves to make things happen. He has worked as an entrepreneur and IT leader for 15 years and loves implementing features that improve the user experience.


Kids, Teachers & Parents

Writers | Classrooms & homes everywhere

Our team wouldn’t be complete without the incredible support from people like you. We listen to every bit of feedback and are constantly looking to improve. Together, we can inspire kids to write!