“iA Writer creates a clean, simple and distraction-free writing environment for when you really need to focus on your words.” ***** The New York Times

“iA Writer is an example of how powerful simplicity and accessibility can be.” ***** The Guardian

“iA Writer is all about textual production—writing this phrase, this sentence, this word at this moment.” ***** WIRED

4 x Best of App Store Winner

# The Simple Writing App
iA Writer removes distractions. Giving you a calm, focused, writing space, so you can express yourself clearly.

# Focus
Focus Mode dims everything but the current sentence or paragraph, helping you stay in the flow.

# Start
Don’t worry about the format. First, write in plain text. Then preview in HTML.

# Organize
Search, sort, and quickly swap between documents from different clouds.

# Customize
When you tap and hold a key in the command keyboard, you’re given the chance to choose your own layout. Rearrange your keys, or pick new ones from the extensive list.

# Search
You can open documents and launch frequent actions in no time with the new Quick Search. It lives in the keyboard so it’s always close at hand.

# Work
iA Writer includes an inverted light-on-dark-mode, perfect for working day and night.

# Clean
Spot superfluous adjectives, weak verbs, repetitive nouns, false conjunctions and clean your text of the usual rumble.

# Shape
Customize your templates and export to WordPress or Medium, HTML, Microsoft Word (.docx), or PDF.

# 100% Text
Embed links, pictures, tables and text files in plain text and see them in preview.

# Get in Touch
- Visit for more information
- Visit for support and feedback
- Let us know what you think on Twitter @iAWriter

What’s New

Version 5.4.4

This update fixes a few small bugs. It includes all the great features in iA Writer 5.4:

# Export Improvements
- Share, export, publish, print, and copy directly from context menu in Library
- Added Copy Markdown action (includes Content Blocks)
- Share any file to other apps
- Word export keeps headings on the same page as the following paragraph
- Quickly copy all text from action button in Editor and Preview

# Backups For All Files
- All files are backed up locally when edited to make sure your work is safe when cloud services fail
- Access backups via context menus of text files and Library Locations, action button in Editor, and from Quick Search

# Hashtag Suggestions in Custom Keyboard
- When cursor is on a space, shows the last 3 accepted hashtags
- When cursor is on a letter or a word, shows suggestions to convert it to an existing or a new hashtag

# Other Improvements
- Updated to KaTeX 0.11.1 and added mhchem and copy-tex extensions
- Fixed an issue where Word documents imported via open-in-place were deleted
- Fixed an issue where bullet lists were imported from Word as ordered lists
- Fixed an issue where indentation settings could be ignored
- Excluded node_modules from indexing
- Fixed an issue where some Smart Folders with multiple search rules did not work
- Improved internal link detection for automatic heading identifiers
- Fixed an issue bullet lists were imported from Word as ordered lists

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Editors' Notes

When we want to hunker down and type without distraction, one of our favourite resources is iA Writer. Substantially updated since its initial release, this writing app offers a customisable keyboard, selective text highlighting, iCloud sync and many other features we’ve come to depend on. Plus, a streamlined interface lets you simply swipe left to preview a document and swipe right to access your library. The entire experience is designed to be quick and easy so you can focus on your work.

MetalCello ,

Fantastic. New to Markdown though

I’ve given up on storyist 4. Hopeless and disinterested support. When searching for an alternative I found IA WRITER. As a newbie to markdown the app is intuitive and easy to use. I’ve been able to family share the app with my partner. She is my first line editor and so my work flow has been greatly improved. Formatting manuscripts is always a nightmare and this app has done much to reduce my pain. I still have much to learn however. IA Writer is now a part of my daily work flow.

Developer Response ,

Happy to hear you are enjoying the app. If you have any questions about Markdown or how to get the most out of iA Writer, please don't hesitate to write us at

AliZmadeIT. ,

All essentials for writing anything

This app is a great one time payment for anyone wanting to write anything: note taking, ideation, blog posts, novels, plays and poems. I like the fact that this app has no other unnecessary features like the competition and makes you focus on your most important task at hand : writing.
For me, it activates my zen mode because it’s such a joy to write on it.
Please keep it subscription-free :)


Information Architects GmbH
53.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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