“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 5.6.15

This update fixes a few small bugs. It includes all the great features in iA Writer 5.6:

# Style Check
- Improve your writing by getting rid of fillers, clichés, and redundancies
- They’re automatically dimmed and crossed-out as you type
- Easy to delete: double-tap to select the whole phrase
- Private: all processing is done on your device
- Fast: optimized to work in real-time
- Enable in aA menu or with Option+Shift+Command+D
- Built-in patterns for English, French, German
- Add your own patterns in Editor settings
- Use the ? button when editing custom patterns to learn how to make them better by providing context, exceptions, and using regular expressions

# Other Improvements
- Markdown files open up to 350 times faster
- More responsive when editing large files
- Editor correctly handles inline code that contains backticks

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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.

StopHasslingMe ,

Everything beautifully considered

ia Writer has been through a long-term process of refinement and improvement, and it shows. This and the macOS application work really well together and have a pretty solid equivalence in the range of features, from typography and appearance to document management. I’ve finally settled on this (as opposed to a number of other Markdown/text editors I’ve looked at) as my main writing tool.

One of the reasons this works so well is that you can send documents to ia Writer, edit them, and have them synced back to the source applications (whether Files, DTTG, Working Copy, or any one of a whole set of storage providing applications on iOS). You’re not forced to keep things within it’s own silo, like most other editors seem to want you to - though it does provide a storage space in iCloud that syncs with the macOS version, when you need it.

It’s good looking, well-integrated, minimal when it needs to be yet comprehensive and feature-packed when you need it to be. You can tell this application has a solid heritage and is the best distraction-free, plain text editors in the App Store. Highly recommended!

AppleAppRevi3wer ,

Brilliant application

I have to say this app is fantastic. There are so many features available and it really has helped me become more productive. If you’re on the edge about buying the app I fully recommend it. You won’t regret the purchase.

A message to the developers, thank you so much for not following them other apps with subscriptions. I know a few people that used them other services but were looking for alternatives when they started asking for recurring payments. I’ll surely be recommending this app. I think it’s great that you offer a one-time purchase for the app and all of its features. Thank you.

App Privacy

The developer, Information Architects GmbH, 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
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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