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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
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.
# Swipe Left to Preview
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.
# 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.
- 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
- Also 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
- 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 4.0.2
- Defined CSS files as to be processed as code
- Fixed an issue where preview scroll bar could be invisible with some templates
- Fixed Strikethough menu item functionality
- Switched to system popup menu indicators
- Improved performance and stability
This app was well worth the $10. I normally do not take the time to write app reviews. But, as a college student who found this software extremely useful, I feel like my input could help out a fellow student. As a tech major, I often have to produce a lot of computer jargon that can become hard to look at after long periods of time. I have been looking for something simple yet elegant enough to get the job done, something that will help my work flow. I have Microsoft Word, Evernote, TextEdit, and more but this beats them all when it comes to drafting text. Software like Word have an abundance of features and are better for final publication and other things (in my opinion). Software like Evernote are great for keeping notes and thoughts organized and accessible. This on the other hand has a simplistically designed GUI that helps you focus on writing without any uneeded distractions. The focus mode is great for getting in the zone and increasing productivity. The syntax and format features are also great for visualizing your construction and writing style. The text styles are easy on the eyes and visually pleasing. If you are looking for a simple word processing app without any extra BS, consider this an option. It is really doing the job for me and although everyone’s work flow is different, maybe it can do the job for you. Thank you to the developers, you’re all the real MVPs.
My new favorite Markdown text editor!
iAWriter has a killer Keyboard Bar that you can customize to have your most useful keys on its buttons. And there are cursor arrows! These are handy to nudge the cursor over one or two characters when I miss with a tap. Really wish I could have this keyboard bar in all my iOS apps! iAWriter has such a pleasing font and layout of its text. It's available on both Mac & iOS. And it has all of the modern features I was looking for: iCIoud sync, auto save, versions,
and autocorrect. Plus it has a built-in, easily accessible, preview window that can display embedded images. I thought I wanted tabbed screens, but iAWriter's navigation panel works quite well enough instead.
I have tried other popular editors available on both Mac and iOS such as Byword (largish files still crash on iOS) and Textastic (oriented more to programming) and this beats them hands down for my journaling needs.
I find writing to be real work for me. I like good tools that help make tasks be less work.
After going through a number of writing tools that helped to varying degrees I found IAWriter. Holy crap I loved it! Finally a writing tool that was out of the way and not distracting. The Focus mode is exactly what my brain needs to produce better work.
Then the revised version came along and I like it even better. Still have the simply decluttered UI for composing without distraction. But then when you need to achieve a look for output, IA Writer has enough formatting for almost all jobs. Yay. I really like this highly polished, hidden sophistication, very capable software.
Over the years I like this tool even more. For me it delivered exactly what I need.
We won’t eve talk about how cool the syncing to devices is! Works absolutely splendidly.
The only problem I ever had was a formatting issue that wasn’t a bug. It was just me not knowing something about Markup that I should have known. A few minutes looking at the suppport documentation pointed out my oops. Nobody’s fault but mine.