“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 5.6.10

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-click to select the whole phrase
- Private: all processing is done on your device
- Fast: optimized to work in real-time
- Enable in Focus 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

4.1 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Anish Dasgupta ,

Great minimalist design, but could use a few more add-ons

It’s a great tool overall for writing blogs and short essays. Just what I needed to help me focus on the writing. However, if you’re writing a novel or a script, I wouldn’t recommend this. It’s missing a place to keep track of characters, places, research notes etc. These features would really make it the ultimate writer’s app. Also, a 'table of contents' type of function would really help. Hope to see these features in future updates.

akshayfreelanceriq ,

Best Writing App Ever. Period.

I have been using this app for over a year now, and nothing comes even close. I would just like to thank the developers behind this app for creating a beautiful experience called iA Writer. Needless to try say I tried out a bunch of apps before sticking with this one, and every one of them tried their best to annoy me in some way or the other. This one simply works.

r4gs ,

Excellent design, but performance issues abound

iA Writer is the app that got me to ditch Pages and Word. I love its deign and the minimal look really does help me focus. However, some serious performance issues off-late have forced me to ditch in favour of more traditional writing apps.

If I start pushing past the 3,000-word mark, the app slows to such a crawl that it can barely keep up with me. And I don't even type that fast, maybe 40-50 wpm. The performance drop isn't consistent, but it happens often enough that I'd just rather stick to Pages to avoid any impact on my work.

This is on a 16" MBP, so I really doubt it's a hardware issue.

I sincerely hope this is just a software bug or something because the app is otherwise fantastic.

Developer Response ,

Hmm. We're keen to get more info on this, particularly if you are seeing this across a range of documents. is on standby if you'd like to share some details. Nothing against Pages or Word, but we'd hate to be the reason you went back :-(

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.

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

  • Usage Data
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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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