“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

4.2 out of 5

49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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.

Brilliant application


I have to say this app is fantastic. There are so many features available and it really has helped me become more productive. If you’re on the edge about buying the app I fully recommend it. You won’t regret the purchase.

A message to the developers, thank you so much for not following them other apps with subscriptions. I know a few people that used them other services but were looking for alternatives when they started asking for recurring payments. I’ll surely be recommending this app. I think it’s great that you offer a one-time purchase for the app and all of its features. Thank you.

Focus view is great. Feature request.


Love the app and have had this for a very long time and dip in and out of it when the time chooses. The focus mode is great and the different colours for nouns, adjectives etc is lovely.

I think we could get more out of this:
Please when I have a word selected be it any word could you add the feature when I gesture up or down or when I select up or down on the keyboard then other similar words are offered. It would mean I would stay in the app while I search for the right word I was looking for. Or sometimes I would like to have some other options/inspiration on the words I use.

*currently when I use my Apple Smart Keyboard the other controls don’t show on my iPad screen. Please could you fix this.

Many thanks


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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