“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.

# Customize
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.

# Search
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.

# 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 5.0.7

- Added Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish translations
- Added dark app icon (change in Settings)
- Added support for files in Favorites
- Added task stats
- Added shortcut to Copy Formatted: command option C
- Added shortcut to Copy HTML: command shift C
- Updated iA Writer Duospace with Cyrillic characters
- Improved compatibility with third-party keyboards
- Improved text layout to better support hanging heading markers
- Improved compatibility with upcoming version of iOS
- Under the hood improvements from iA Writer 5 for Mac
- Fixed missing double-byte space with Japanese keyboards
- Fixed a delay when opening custom keyboard for the first time after launch
- Fixed an issue where app could hang while attempting to drag text
- Fixed an issue where images could not be added to iA Writer from Files app and share sheets

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

183 Ratings

183 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

When we want to hunker down and type without distraction, one of our favorite resources is iA Writer. Substantially updated since its initial release, this writing app offers a customizable 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.

Good, needs better cloud integration (onedrive,etc), tags support, and TOC sidebar


I tried pretty much all note taking and writing apps available, and I have finally decided to use IA writer. However, i am keeping my notes and writing system as platform agnostic as possible. So, at the moment, I am storing files in OneDrive. Going through the app to get to the location where my note files are stored is a major UI bottleneck. There should be a way to bookmark a location so I can easily add new files in the given location, and search all files and sub files.

There are two other features that will make this the absolute best note taking and writing app:
- tags. There should be an easy way to add tags and to search through the tags available in the documents in the chosen location.
- Table of contents. I know that it’s possible to use {{TOC}} tag to display table of contents, but another app - MWeb goes a step further and shows the Table of contents in the sidebar. Having this feature in this app would further improve the workflow of writing beautifully and in a much more organized manner.

Nice app for quick writing


I've tried several writing programs including Ulysses, ByWord, and Scrivener. I gave up on Ulysses after they went to subscription model. ByWord is very nice app, and I support it greatly, but I really want file management within an app, not outside of it. I also want a program that quickly starts and is ready to start writing. ByWord needs interaction (just a click) and Scrivener is a true word processor, so it seems I needed a program for some quick and random notes. Apple Notes is also nice, but I like the idea of being able to back up actually files, Apple Notes concerned me a bit about this. Apple Notes doesn’t feel like a writing program either, that’s just my opinion. So far, IA Writer has been solid. It types quickly and it helps me maintain my writing flow. I do wish we could rearrange files manually in any order we wanted to. I also miss a feature that Scrivener and Ulysses both have which is the ability to select multiple files and see/edit them as one long file.


Information Architects GmbH
29.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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