“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 5.6.8

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

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Esthom ,

An amazing app that helps you focus

I work with markdown almost every day, and though there is a plethora of tools available that support markdown I find myself always going to iA Writer. It is a beautiful app that helps me focus on the task, I simply enjoy writing stuff with that app, I want to write in it, which makes even a daunting task like tech documentation enjoyable.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking time to share:-) We hope you enjoy the new update:-)

Prwrs ,

The best looking editor on the market but...

I love the look and feel of iA Writer when I write something, but when it comes to files handling, you got a "middle ages" approach. Why can't you do something like Ulysses where you don't need to "Move the file to a folder" when you create it? This whole "You're editing document outside iA Writer Library" is extremely annoying and time-consuming when you try to work on more than one file at the moment...

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking time to share this feedback. Ulysses used a proprietary database for file storage, which hampers portability of your documents. We don't like that approach. You can work on files stored anywhere in your Mac. Move to library option simply gives you a one-click option to add the file to your library, if you wish.

djnms ,

Great app, good support.

The app itself is beautifully simple, and well suited for both academic and literary activities. I have forgotten Word whatsoever, and almost ceased to use Pages since I bought it. The iA staff offers support in areas such as tweaking and customizing the templates, if you need a non-standard output.

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Information Architects GmbH
18.9 MB

OS X 10.11 or later


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

Age Rating
139,99 zł


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