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iA Writer

By Information Architects Inc.


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“Beautiful and Simple” – The Guardian
“Out-innovated Apple” — Fast Company

- Convert Markdown to Microsoft® Word .docx, and back again
- Auto Markdown subtly formats your text on-screen without taking your hands off the keyboard
- Focus Mode helps you write one sentence at a time, one thought at a time
- Reading Time tells you how long it takes to read your text

A better tool doesn’t make a better craftsman, but a good tool makes working a pleasure.

- Focus Mode
- Full Screen
- Auto Markdown
- Reading Time, plus word and character count
- Custom typeface, carefully set for optimal readability
- Easy-to-find strong blue cursor
- Real-time iCloud sync with folder support
- Ready for Retina displays
- Formatted HTML preview
- Markdown ⇄ Microsoft® Word .docx converter

1. Writer has no settings: with Writer you cannot fumble with fonts and colors. All you can do is write.
2. Currently only Latin alphabet languages plus Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and Russian are officially supported (no Vietnamese, Thai, Hebrew, Arabic etc. support… yet).
3. Writer uses plain text files, such as .txt and .md, in “UTF-8” encoding.

- Visit for information about iA Writer for Mac
- 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 in Version 2.1.2

- Stability improvements
- Performance improvements

If you like iA Writer, please leave a review or a rating. It helps a lot.

Please let us know at or on Twitter @iawriter


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Customer Reviews

Awesome Writing App!

I first discovered this app for the iPad and fell in love. I then bought the Mac version and it quickly became my go-to app for writing notes and everything else. It is simple and it works. It is very lightweight, so it doesn’t slow down your system at all if you have multiple documents open at once.

I simply cannot say enough about this app. It does what it says on the tin and very well at that. If you want a nice writing app, whether you are a student, businessperson, homemaker, or professional writer, give this app a try.

For the record I am a professiona writer. I use this app not only for daily notes and logs but for writing my blog posts and working on the books that I publish. It suits my needs very well and I am quite satisfied.

While there are times that I would love to have a night mode, I understand the the pro version of this app has one. However, I cannot justify the price difference between the apps for a single feature so I am content with it not having the option.

Great writing app if with two more features

This app would be awesome if with two more features. The first is to add a night mode into it. The second is to remove the “update the iA writer Pro” thing from both ipad and iphone versions. That is seriously annoying and seems to imply that this version is not good enough and you should get the Pro one. Other than that, the app is user friendly, with most of the features one would desire from a writer app.

Doesn’t Hinder the Creative Process

—exactly what I needed to help me create. makes me feel connected to the writing—almost like a typewriter without the weight and the glitches! well done! -M Ripple, writer, author, and frustrated cello student.

iA Writer
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2015
  • Version: 2.1.2
  • Size: 6.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Information Architects Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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