By iA Labs GmbH
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
“Beautiful and simple” ***** The Guardian
“Everything goes away except for the writing experience” ***** Stephen Fry
“Writer has out-innovated Apple” ***** Fast Company
Best of App Store 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
# Unmatched Writing Experience
iA Writer is designed to provide the best digital writing experience: Keep your hands on the keyboard and your mind in the text.
# Focus Mode and Syntax Control
iA Writer is famous for offering a deeper focus on your text. Its unique tools improve your writing style by honing your concentration: One sentence at a time, or by highlighting different parts of speech.
# Quick 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.
# Robust Library
With a swipe to the right you have easy access to all your texts in one place.
You can keep things organized with Favorite and Smart folders too. And the Edit mode lets you select multiple files or folders to be batch moved, renamed or deleted.
# Beautiful Preview
iA Writer consciously separates form and content. It optimizes plain text writing while offering stellar formatted export—with world class typography.
# Customizable Command Keyboard
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.
# All Your Documents on All Your Devices
With seamless iCloud sync, iA Writer keeps your documents safe and at hand on whatever device you are using when inspiration strikes. iA Writer works with iOS 11’s Files app too, so you can open and edit text files from other apps and clouds.
- Focus Mode fades all but the current sentence, for maximum concentration
- Quick Search for iCloud and documents from Files
- Configurable Command Keyboard
- Convert formatting to Microsoft® Word .docx
- Also export formatting to HTML and beautifully styled PDF
- Share to WordPress and Medium
- Synchronized scrolling Markdown Preview
- Beautiful Preview templates with curated fonts
- Real-time iCloud sync
- In-document Find and Replace
- Auto Markdown formats text on-screen
- Night Mode
- Reading Time; plus sentence, word, and character count
- Customized for Retina displays
- Handoff support
- Visit ia.net/writer for more information
- Visit ia.net/writer/support for support and feedback
- Let us know what you think on Twitter @iAWriter
We look forward to hearing from you…
— Information Architects Inc.
What's New in Version 5.0.3
- All hell breaks loose: iA Writer now comes with an additional duospaced font. Latin characters only for now. Configurable in Editor settings
- Added support for TeX math expressions in all templates
- Added smart tables, for example: =(2 + 7) or =(TOTAL)
- Focus Mode now applies to all documents and persists when relaunched
- Added Focus Mode to aA in Editor
- Improved focus mode centering
- Added indicator for open file in Library
- Improved scrolling between results in text find
- Improved replace all performance
- Improved text editing performance
- Improved stability
# Recently Added in iA Writer 5
# Quick Search
Quick Search is the best way to locate and open files in iA Writer for Mac. iA Writer for iOS now includes it too, right in the keyboard bar. You can search for files or actions such as Open or Export.
# Custom Commands
Tapping the command button in the keyboard bar toggles a command keyboard with a grid of customizable keys.
# Favorite Folders
You can now add your most-used folders to the top level of the Library for easy access.
# Smart Folders
Also new in the Library is a section for Smart Folders. Choose the rules for each folder to have your documents filtered by type, keyword search, date and more. By default a "Recents" smart folder is included.
# Library Edit Mode
Tap the Edit button in the Library to select multiple files or folders. These can then be batch moved, renamed or deleted.
# 3D Touch in Library
Using 3D Touch in the Library or Quick Search will give you a sneak peek of the content in the chosen file.
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.
Great app, well designed
This app makes a lot of decisions for the users, and in my opinion those decisions are pretty good. I know iA was criticized for unclassy moves in the past but I do think this app doesn’t get credit it deserves. Very intuitive and well designed. My only gripe is that it doesn’t handle academic writing very well. The references come out as endnotes rather than footnotes, for example. Even after studying their CSS template guide, I still have no clue how to make simple changes to the templates. (Their own MLA template is not usable for my purposes.) If they can make a simple interface for template-making and simplify things, this app would become much easier to use in professional settings. Right now I use it as a kind of pretty scratchpad.
Nice and simple, but lacks attention to detail.
I want to love this app, but two things are standing in the way. First, you can’t adjust margins independently of font size. Very annoying. The far larger problem, however, is poor support for the “virtual trackpad” cursor handling on the iPad. It isn’t entirely broken, but it is erratic enough to avoid entirely, in practice. For serious writing and editing, this is almost a fatal flaw.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Nov 23, 2017
- Version: 5.0.3
- Size: 30.6 MB
- Languages: English, German, Japanese
- Seller: iA Labs GmbH
- © 2016 iA Labs GmbH
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.