“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.

# Features
- 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

# 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 5.0.5

- Added a backup system to keep your texts safe when Dropbox, Google Drive, and other file providers fail to save changes
- Updated duospaced font
- Fixed an issue where templates could fail to install from iCloud Drive
- Allowed data-title, data-date, and data-author template attributes on document page
- Improved performance and stability

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

38 Ratings

38 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


iA Labs GmbH
31 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, German, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 iA Labs GmbH


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