“iA Writer creates a clean, simple and distraction-free writing environment for when you really need to focus on your words. It’s delightful to use” ***** The New York Times
“iA Writer is all about textual production – writing this phrase, this sentence, this word at this moment.” ***** WIRED
“A Writer is an example of how powerful simplicity and accessibility can be for creating commercially successful interfaces, applications or services.” ***** The Guardian

Best of App Store 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015

# Unmatched Writing Experience
iA Writer removes distractions. Giving you a calm, focused, writing space, so you can express yourself clearly.

# 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.

# All Your Documents on All Your Devices
With seamless Dropbox and iCloud sync, iA Writer keeps your documents safe and at hand on whatever device you are using when inspiration strikes.

# Simple Library
iA Writer now comes with an integrated library for all your documents. With a swipe to the right, ​you have easy access to all your texts in one place.

# Separation of Form and Function
With synchronized scrolling Preview, iA Writer consciously separates form and content. It optimizes plain text writing while offering stellar formatted export—with world-class typography.

# Features
- Integrated document Library
- Synchronized scrolling Markdown Preview
- Beautiful preview templates with curated fonts
- Add your own custom templates too
- Focus Mode fades all but the current sentence, for maximum concentration
- Convert formatting to Microsoft® Word .docx, and back again
- Embed pictures, tables, and textfiles
- Export formatting to HTML and beautifully styled PDF
- Share drafts to Medium and WordPress
- Auto Markdown formats text on-screen
- Night Mode
- Real-time iCloud and Dropbox sync
- Reading Time; plus sentence, word, and character count
- Customized for Retina displays
- Handoff support
- Full screen for total immersion in the text

# Contact
- Visit for more information
- Visit 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

Version 4.2.1

- Added support for tabs on macOS High Sierra
- Optimized preview for two most common modes: full size and 50/50 split with editor
- Improved transitions to full size preview
- Syntax control and focus mode states persist across relaunches
- Updated duospaced font
- Fixed an issue where templates could fail to install from iCloud Drive
- Fixed a crash in 4.2.1 hotfix
- Improved performance and stability

Ratings and Reviews

The difference between enabling writing and ennobling it


Good design helps someone overcome their struggles. It is an act of compassion. iA is an org that specializes in communication, both technically and creatively. They deserve hearty props for building a tool that serves the mind of the writer, having taken years now to understand the challenges and frustrations common to the craft.

Doesn’t actually offer workflow help


I was excited about this app, and purchased within hours of it launching on the app store - I’ve been looking for a minimalist tool to help manage workflow from notes to final draft, and that’s what Writer Pro promises.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t deliver. The workflow simply switches the cursor colour and the typeface - you don’t get to refer to your notes, you get to erase them and write your actual copy (or write actual copy elsewhere in the document).

Not at all what I had expected, and pretty useless - basically a switch for visual skins for the editor, with no workflow help in sight.

in just a few words


buy this if you think the syntax control is worth 20$.

beyond that, incomplete markdown (no control over line breaks? new line vs. new paragraph? that’s pretty basic stuff) and a different typeface from one view to another (the workflow feature basically just changes fonts.) a perfect example would be the read mode, which doesn’t even show the final formatting (you have to preview in a separate window if you want to see where you’re at in terms of formatting.)

needs some SERIOUS updates to live up to what it promises.


iA Labs GmbH
12.4 MB
English, German, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 iA Labs GmbH


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