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“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 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 5.2.8

This update fixes a few small bugs and improves compatibility upcoming system updates. It includes all the great features in iA Writer 5.2:

# A Typographic Christmas
- New typeface in three flavors
- Mono: Single character width, the classic
- Duo: Two widths, freeing M and W
- Quattro: Four widths, for a cleaner text image
- Over 1,000 optical variations seamlessly adapt to provide the best writing experience in any environment
- Many Chinese, Japanese, and Korean typography improvements, including emphasis dots
- Bold, italic, and strikethrough commands are much more reliable and work inside words
- High quality math equation typesetting in Preview using KaTeX

# Library Locations
- Folders from Files app can be added as custom Library Locations
- Supported by iCloud Drive, On My Device, and some third-party apps, like Working Copy
- Not supported by Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive. Please contact your cloud service provider to let them know you’d like this feature

# Fully-Featured Export to Microsoft Word
- Rebuilt from the ground up
- Compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 or newer, Apple Pages, and Google Docs
- Supports local images, footnotes, citations, page breaks, tables, math, headings, unordered lists, ordered lists, task lists, definition lists, blockquotes, bold, italic, CJK emphasis, strikethrough, superscript, subscript, links, horizontal rules, code

# Other Improvements
- Added sharing to Ghost
- Home indicator hides in full screen
- Copy URL command to open files from menu in Library
- Use - to exclude words from searches: -microsoft word
- Korean and Russian localizations
- Added help articles
- Better hashtag detection
- Keyboard bars can now be hidden on iPhone when a hardware keyboard is connected

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 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.

makasete ,

Needs a few more effective features to be excellent.

There's a lot to love about this app. It gets out of the way and allows you to focus. I like the feature that highlights the paragraph or sentence. It's also not subscription-based which is always something I avoid.

There are three more features that for me prevent it from getting a higher score:

1. It has a dark mode, but I often like to write with a Solaris background (light beige) which is easier on the eyes during daytime.

2. I cannot manually change the order of the pages, which was annoying for me when I was transferring chapters from a short story today, and messed up the order.

3. One feature I like in another app is that the upper bar on the keyboard is scrollable with different short cuts. And one of the shortcuts is for speech marks. For a writer, that is incredibly convenient to be able to press a commonly used punctuation, with one touch, rather than 2, which can interfere with the flow of writing.

One more that just occurred to me is a word writing target. I understand that this app does not want to include too many features, but I feel these all help flow, and focus.
I hope these are brought soon in future updates.

Thank you to the developers for their hard work.

Update: it's good to know that almost all those features are due in a future update and so I have added a star to my score to represent the growth of the app and the developer's great response.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback. Manual sort of files in the Library, keyboard bar customization and word goals are all on our list of wants for the future too. We don't have current plans for more themes, but never say never.

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!

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.

Information

Provider
Information Architects GmbH
Size
57.1 MB
Category
Productivity
Compatibility

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

Languages

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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2010–2019 Information Architects GmbH
Price
£8.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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