“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 for more information
- Visit 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
- 14 text sizes in Editor and Preview
- 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
- Now support Desktop & Documents in iCloud
- Can be added from anywhere in iCloud Drive

# 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
- Added visible filename when switching between tabs with hidden title bar
- Copy URL command to open files from menu in Library
- Command-Click links in Editor
- Use - to exclude words from searches: -microsoft word
- Inline code command
- Typing suggestions can be enabled in Touch Bar
- Korean and Russian localizations
- Added help articles
- Better hashtag detection

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

KZD76 ,

I a Writer

I was never thought I can be a writer so easily. This application helps me a lot to find a stressfree environment to record my ideas, scripts, one liners then to turn them into drafts. The application offers exporting features has iCloud sync, so I can use both my iPhone and Mac for writing. E.g. walking on the street I have a great inspiration about a character or a story, I can start writing on the phone then at home continue on my Mac with real keyboards.
I used the basic iA Writer earlier but there was no night mode and writing in the darkness with a glowing screen caused me burning eyes. Also switching between the 4 stage of writing is great.
What I really missing is a formatted reading and rich text exporting function or at least a switch to have a justified text output. Ok, exporting the text into Pages works very well, but having a quick PDF export with a reader friendly format is usually enough to share my novels to the first reviewers.
Thanks for the developers for the great app!

Dan Sallai ,

Great app

I use it a lot, feels and looks great. I only wish if it had Evernote sync somehow. :) Anyway I really recommend it.

TigerCat-hu ,

Szép, minimál felület

Nagyon tetszik a felülete, tényleg más élményt ad mint a hagyományos szövegszerkesztők, ráadásul a formátum is egyre nagyobb körben támogatott, szóval szerintem megérte a befektetett pénzt. Megvettem iPhone-ra is, így teljes a szett. :-)


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15.9 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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