iA Writer 4+

Laser-focused writing

Information Architects AG

    • 4.8 • 174 Ratings
    • $69.99

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Description

“Leaving life’s mess for an ideal realm of words.” —The New Yorker

“My favorite iOS app for writing in Markdown, without question, is iA Writer. iA Writer is just beautiful. To me, it’s the gold standard for Markdown syntax styling... an elegant champagne flute. That’s iA Writer for me.” —John Gruber

“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 without leaving the window.

# 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 ia.net/writer for more information
- Visit ia.net/writer/support for support and feedback
- Let us know what you think on Twitter @iAWriter

What’s New

Version 6.0.12

This update fixes a few small bugs. It includes all the great features in iA Writer 6:

# Wikilinks
- Wikilinks make it easy to connect, browse, and rediscover your writing
- A [[wikilink]] is a link from one text file to another
- To make a wikilink, just type [[ and the name of the file you would like to link
- Autocomplete suggests files from your Library
- Open the linked file with ⌘-click, or ⌘⏎
- If the file doesn’t exist, it’ll be automatically created and ready to type

# Navigation History
- Navigation history keeps track of the files you recently opened using wikilinks, Library, or Quick Search
- To go back and forward, hold ⌘ and swipe right or left anywhere in the document
- Click the history buttons in the title bar
- Or press ⌃⌘← and ⌃⌘→

# Hashtag Improvements
- Hashtags can be now added anywhere in text
- Autocomplete suggests hashtags as you type
- Consistent styling for hashtags and other links
- Show a hashtag in Quick Search with ⌘-click, or ⌘⏎

# Autolinks
- All web links and email addresses are automatically detected
- Open a link in browser or compose a new email with ⌘-click, or ⌘⏎
- Control how wikilinks, hashtags, and autolinks are exported in Markdown settings

# Content Block Improvements
- To add a content block, type / at the beginning of a line and the name of the file you would like to include
- Autocomplete suggests files from your Library
- A path to a file is no longer required. Filename-only content blocks automatically find the nearest matching file
- Open a text content block with ⌘-click, or ⌘⏎
- If the content block file doesn’t exist, it’ll be automatically created and ready to type

# Metadata
- All-new metadata engine enables powerful new features
- Provide variables to text content blocks, width and height attributes to image content blocks
- Supports Markdown in metadata variables
- Define global metadata in Markdown settings

# Look and Feel
- Completed tasks are faded and crossed-out
- All-new highlight colors: yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and green
- Choose your favorite highlight color and configure completed task appearance in Editor settings

# Editor Improvements
- Editor automatically inserts closing brackets
- Select text and type an opening bracket to wrap selection in matching brackets
- Added indent width setting
- Changed strikethrough shortcut to ⌥⌘U
- Changed highlight shortcut to ⇧⌘U
- Changed code shortcut to ⌘J
- Added code block command with shortcut ⇧⌘J
- Disabled spell checking, autocorrection, autocapitalization, and smart punctuation in code
- Set up ⌘E shortcut to use selection for find
- Changed shortcut to mark task as completed to ⌥⌘X

# Other Improvements
- Changed Library shortcut to ⌃⌘S
- Task list items are searchable with Smart Folders and Quick Search using [ ] and [x]
- Added ability to show and sort by date created in Library
- Added fuzzy Library Path matching to Quick Search
- Added an option to always show the title bar
- Replaced Delete in Library with Move to Trash, hold ⌥ to delete immediately
- Stopped asking to keep document changes by default, configurable in Files preferences

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

peejay463 ,

Best writing app ever

I've used iA for ages, it's my go-to for writing articles and even books, my todo list, my note taker, and I even I use for interviews, in dark mode, so I can refer to notes without a LIGHT page on my screen reflecting in my glasses on video.

Developer Response ,

First time hearing about this use case in an interview. Very nice!

robotrob ,

Doesn’t do simple things...

I discovered it doesn’t auto tab when starting a new paragraph. For some reason the purchase is inelegible for a refund. Buyer beware!

Developer Response ,

iA Writer is a plain text writing environment optimized for Markdown use. Markdown requires two returns for a paragraph. This can be overwritten with one paragraph in Settings. Auto-indenting paragraphs is not foreseen, but we can see how this could​ be helpful as a subsetting for single return paragraph writing. We'll add your input to the list of requested features.

rachikb ,

Perfect

This app is just perfect for writing.
Will need a better selection for rendering/export.
The team is doing an excellent job, and keep the updates free.

App Privacy

The developer, Information Architects AG, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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