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“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 ia.net/writer for more information
- Visit ia.net/writer/support for support and feedback
- Let us know what you think on Twitter @iAWriter

What's New

Version 5.1.3

This update fixes a few small bugs. It includes all the great features in iA Writer 5.1:

# Hashtags
- Write #tags to group files
- Use in Quick Search and Smart Folders
- All hashtags are shown in Library view
- Hide hashtags from Preview and PDFs in Templates settings
- If you’re writing an article about a hashtag and want it to look like text, just put a backslash before the hash sign \#TalkLikeAPirateDay

# Improved Smart Folders
- Filter your files using a variety of rules including text searches, file extensions, hashtags, parent and ancestor paths, absolute and relative dates
- Automatically sync across your devices

# URL Commands
- x-callback-url support for commands to create and open documents
- Added authenticated x-callback-url commands to read and write files
- Added documentation (tap ? icon in URL Commands settings)

# Free Candy
- Duplicate items in Library
- Always use keyboard popover on iPads in Editor settings
- Hide keyboard bars when a hardware keyboard is connected in Editor settings
- STIX 2.0 fonts for math expressions in Preview
- HTML tags are dimmed in Editor

# Fixes
- Improved library performance
- Keyboard accessory with find bar shows expected buttons after switching to another document
- SVG images are always displayed as pictures when used as content blocks
- Favorite files on iOS respect the setting to show extension
- Code blocks are excluded from text stats
- Dictation alternatives are shown on tap in Editor

If you like the updates, please leave us a rating on the App Store. It helps a lot.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
259 Ratings
259 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

When we want to hunker down and type without distraction, one of our favorite resources is iA Writer. Substantially updated since its initial release, this writing app offers a customizable 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.

Good, needs better cloud integration (onedrive,etc), tags support, and TOC sidebar

dimitarsp

I tried pretty much all note taking and writing apps available, and I have finally decided to use IA writer. However, i am keeping my notes and writing system as platform agnostic as possible. So, at the moment, I am storing files in OneDrive. Going through the app to get to the location where my note files are stored is a major UI bottleneck. There should be a way to bookmark a location so I can easily add new files in the given location, and search all files and sub files.

There are two other features that will make this the absolute best note taking and writing app:
- tags. There should be an easy way to add tags and to search through the tags available in the documents in the chosen location.
- Table of contents. I know that it’s possible to use {{TOC}} tag to display table of contents, but another app - MWeb goes a step further and shows the Table of contents in the sidebar. Having this feature in this app would further improve the workflow of writing beautifully and in a much more organized manner.

Nice app for quick writing

FredsterHere

I've tried several writing programs including Ulysses, ByWord, and Scrivener. I gave up on Ulysses after they went to subscription model. ByWord is very nice app, and I support it greatly, but I really want file management within an app, not outside of it. I also want a program that quickly starts and is ready to start writing. ByWord needs interaction (just a click) and Scrivener is a true word processor, so it seems I needed a program for some quick and random notes. Apple Notes is also nice, but I like the idea of being able to back up actually files, Apple Notes concerned me a bit about this. Apple Notes doesn’t feel like a writing program either, that’s just my opinion. So far, IA Writer has been solid. It types quickly and it helps me maintain my writing flow. I do wish we could rearrange files manually in any order we wanted to. I also miss a feature that Scrivener and Ulysses both have which is the ability to select multiple files and see/edit them as one long file.

Information

Seller
Information Architects GmbH
Size
31.3 MB
Category
Productivity
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2010–2018 Information Architects GmbH
Price
$4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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