By iA Labs GmbH
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“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.
# Embed Pictures, Tables and Nest Textfiles
Include images from Library in your documents (.png, .gif, .jpg)—images are uploaded to Medium and WordPress when sharing a draft. Include comma separated value files as tables in your documents (.csv), or create advanced tables using MultiMarkdown. Build a manuscript from several chapters, embed source code files as code blocks, or nest text files into each other.
Note: Embedding only works for files in the same folder (or subfolders) as the master file. You can’t embed files in a parallel or higher directory.
# Swipe Right to Library
With a swipe to the right you have easy access to all your texts in one place.
# Swipe Left to Preview
iA Writer consciously separates form and content. It optimizes plain text writing while offering stellar formatted export—with world class typography.
# Customizable Keyboard Bar
Tap and hold Keyboard Bar keys for an extra level of options. Continue holding to rearrange your keys, and tap to customize.
# 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.
- Configurable Keyboard Bar
- Convert formatting to Microsoft® Word .docx, and back again
- 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 and Dropbox sync
- Focus Mode fades all but the current sentence, for maximum concentration
- Full-text search for iCloud documents
- 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 4.0.3
- Fixed an issue where scrolling in editor could periodically stop
- Defined CSS files as to be processed as code
- Fixed an issue where preview scroll bar could be invisible with some templates
- Fixed an issue where Auto Markdown was disabled for files in Dropbox
- Improved performance and stability
Good architecture, frustrating usage
I like the core idea and design behind iA Writer. A distraction-free writing app that supports MarkDown and syncs with my laptop is perfect for keeping notes and writing documents. Unfortunately, iA Writer has enough frustrations in its writing experience that the app really becomes an impediment, not assurance, to writing. Things like being hard-coded to using a monospace font (with no way to change it); an awful and buggy "undo" command; and poorly designed menu and button system all get in your way and slow down your writing.
If you can overlook the frustrations, the app is great (especially now they it kinda has image embedding support). But if you use it long enough, you'll start looking for something better to replace it.
iA Writer is superb.
If you are a fan of markdown there is simply no better app. Every little detail of iA Writer is elegantly designed, their support is responsive, and they do an amazing job at experimenting with and introducing new features from version to version.
My one suggestion would be keyboard support for navigating the file explorer in the desktop app: putting focus on it and letting me navigate with arrow keys rather than having to take hands off the keyboard and click around with mouse.
Always find my way back to writer
I've used iA Writer since the beginning and whenever I've tried something different, I always find my way back to it. It's very flexible, feels/works great from iPhone to iPad to Mac, and is rock solid for me. It's a fantastic product.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Dec 21, 2016
- Version: 4.0.3
- Size: 28.1 MB
- Languages: English, German, Japanese
- Seller: iA Labs GmbH
- © 2016 iA Labs GmbH
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.