“Leaving life’s mess for an ideal realm of words.” —The New Yorker
“My favorite iOS app for writing in Markdown, without question, is iA Writer. iA Writer is just beautiful. To me, it’s the gold standard for Markdown syntax styling... an elegant champagne flute. That’s iA Writer for me.” —John Gruber
“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
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# The Simple Writing App
iA Writer removes distractions. Giving you a calm, focused, writing space, so you can express yourself clearly.
Focus Mode dims everything but the current sentence or paragraph, helping you stay in the flow.
Don’t worry about the format. First, write in plain text. Then preview in HTML.
Search, sort, and quickly swap between documents from different clouds.
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.
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.
iA Writer includes an inverted light-on-dark-mode, perfect for working day and night.
Spot superfluous adjectives, weak verbs, repetitive nouns, false conjunctions and clean your text of the usual rumble.
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.
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This update fixes a few small bugs. It includes all the great features in iA Writer 7:
How can you tell if a text was written by a person... or by a robot? Sometimes, you can’t. But at other times, something just seems… off. Using ChatGPT, we often don’t even remember ourselves what we borrowed and what we typed.
Artificial intelligence is a great assistant. But if we blindly allow it to replace our own thoughts and words, we become the mouthpiece of a machine. We need to make sure that we know what we say. And that we say what we mean.
The new iA Writer shows you which words you typed, and which you pasted from ChatGPT or from a friend. It highlights the text you craft yourself and it keeps track of contributors, artificial and natural, so that your voice is what comes through on the page.
For over a decade, iA Writer has helped millions of authors find their voice. With iA Writer 7, we’re making sure you keep it.
- Edits made by AI and other artificial tools are dimmed
- Hand-typed text is always shown in full contrast, making it stand out clearly from dimmed, AI-edited text
- Edits made by other humans are underlined
- Paste menu detects conversations copied from ChatGPT, and offers to automatically mark authorship for your questions and ChatGPT’s answers
- Mark As menu makes it easy to mark authorship of selected text
- Paste As menu pastes text and marks authorship at the same time
- Paste Edits From menu automatically detects changes between the selected text and the pasted text, and attributes the changes to the author you choose
- Authorship annotations are saved at the end of files. Hidden when editing in iA Writer, and visible in other apps
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Sweeping between files
Wanted to say this update with the swiping between files (the thing a bit like the also quite recent iOS Safari tab update) is a very very good addition. While I’m here, I’ve been thinking I’d personally love to see some kind of internal linking, for like a personal wiki construction be added. With anchors in the same document maybe, but even better would be linking across files. I think I’ve seen it around already. Also because I use it on three different devices, sometimes I have had a sync issue, where it would read an older version that was open on one device as a new one and I have to browse the versions to get my real newest version back. Maybe it’s handy to include some kind of hint like with how Github shows you visually in green or red what’s changed in that version, because so far I just kind of guess, but I sometimes have to do it a couple times. Haven’t had that sync thing in a while, so maybe it’s fixed? Thanks for everything, I use the app every day and I appreciate the work you put into it!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the suggestion and the nice review! Happy writing with v6!
Edit: We're not sure what might be causing this new scrolling issue and we don't have any additional reports at this time. 🥺 It sounds like it might be iPadOS related but we'd be happy to capture additional details (i.e. device model, OS version, connected keyboards/mice, etc.) so we can look into it. 📧: firstname.lastname@example.org
Op zich een goede app. Maar zoekresultaten kunnen niet gesorteerd worden. Dat is jammer, want als je veel notities hebt dan is het lastig iets terug te vinden. Ik ben verbaasd dat dit nog steeds zo is. Daarnaast werken wikilinks verschillend op MacOS en iOS wat onhandig is. Om deze redenen ben ik een andere app gaan gebruiken op de iPad. Jammer, want op mijn iMac kan IA Writer wel zoekresultaten sorteren en gebruik ik het elke dag.
Developer Response ,
We willen graag een beter idee krijgen van wat u hier probeert te doen/te zien. Neem gerust contact op met ons ondersteuningsteam met enkele details. 📧: email@example.com
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