“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 5.3.2

iA Writer 5.3 is a companion release to our big update for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

# Updated File Keyboard Shortcuts
- Simpler and consistent with iOS and iPadOS
- Command+N creates a new file in current window
- Shift+Command+N creates a new file in a new window
- Return opens a Quick Search result in current window
- Shift+Return opens a Quick Search result in a new window

# Content Blocks with Relative Paths
- `../Note.txt` will include a file from the parent folder

# Handoff Improvements
- Handoff now works when both devices have a Library Location with the same name
- Files are handed off using Library paths: `/Locations/GitHub/`
- Requires iA Writer 5.3 on both devices

# Other Improvements
- Links to local images are now converted as file URLs
- Fixed link import from Word
- Fixed gif export to Word
- Changed `write` URL command with `mode=append` to create a file if it doesn’t exist
- App activates for new documents created using Dock menu
- Double-click Smart Folders in Organizer to edit rules (as in Mail)

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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.

bullshit123 ,

No use for casual writing.

Seeing the 4 and 5star rating I purchased it on the premise that it will help me write better with proper syntax.

Apart from stats on word counts and letter count, which anyhow can be got working either in word or pages, I didn’t see anything that is out of the world to help me write better. At least I did not get to see any suggestions on syntax. On clicking syntax, it just colors the relevant category of words -verbs, adjectives etc. This is too dumb for me to be of any use. May be there are people who may find it useful.

I looked for the way of returning but SW opened cannot be returned under Apple policy. So it stays. Not happy.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry to hear the app isn't for you. We take a lot of care to design the app so that it is a joy to write in. When there is a welcoming page to write upon, you'll write more and improve through putting in the work. The additional tools like Syntax Control allow you to easily spot where you may have added a weak verb or superfluous adjective.

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.


Information Architects GmbH
13.9 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
₹ 2,299


  • Family Sharing

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

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