iA Writer

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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

iA Writer App Description & Overview

The applications iA Writer was published in the category Productivity on 2013-12-19 and was developed by Information Architects GmbH. The file size is 48.50 MB. The current version is 5.2.1 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

# A Typographic Christmas
- New typeface in three flavors
    - Mono: Single character width, the classic
    - Duo: Two widths, freeing M and W
    - Quattro: Four widths, for a cleaner text image
- Over 1,000 optical variations seamlessly adapt to provide the best writing experience in any environment
- Many Chinese, Japanese, and Korean typography improvements, including emphasis dots
- Bold, italic, and strikethrough commands are much more reliable and work inside words
- High quality math equation typesetting in Preview using KaTeX

# Library Locations
- Folders from Files app can be added as custom Library Locations
- Supported by iCloud Drive, On My Device, and some third-party apps, like Working Copy
- Not supported by Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive. Please contact your cloud service provider to let them know you’d like this feature

# Fully-Featured Export to Microsoft Word
- Rebuilt from the ground up
- Compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 or newer, Apple Pages, and Google Docs
- Supports local images, footnotes, citations, page breaks, tables, math, headings, unordered lists, ordered lists, task lists, definition lists, blockquotes, bold, italic, CJK emphasis, strikethrough, superscript, subscript, links, horizontal rules, code

# Other Improvements
- Home indicator hides in full screen
- Copy URL command to open files from menu in Library
- Use - to exclude words from searches: -microsoft word
- Korean and Russian localizations
- Added help articles
- Better hashtag detection
- Keyboard bars can now be hidden on iPhone when a hardware keyboard is connected

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iA Writer Reviews


Can’t open or save to Dropbox  DavidFoster  1 star

Makes it pretty useless if Dropbox is where you keep your work.


Simple and elegant  racvac  5 star

I use IA Writer for everything now as a simple way to keep track and have everything in one place. It works beautifully.


Easily my favorite writing app  ben4817  5 star

The highest praise I can give is that I sometimes look for excuses to write so that I can use this app more. I love writing in this app.


Files app integration is awesome  brian_six  5 star

This app is a unique combination of mature app and deep os integration.

Eric Seneca Kim

Best writing app  Eric Seneca Kim  5 star

Written over 3,000 blog posts with it. Ultra beautiful minimalism. Syncs well with MacBook Pro. Keep up the epic hustle ia crew

fake farm

Feature request: full screen file index  fake farm  5 star

I do all my writing on IA. This app is amazing. I write on ipad, iphone, and laptop with all syncing via icloud. 🙏🏻 Feature Request. 🙏🏻 Have a full screen view of the index to see full names of the file names instead of “...md” For example instead of current side bar view of: A l...md An...md A l...md It would be oh so nice to view directory content in full screen to see file names like: A long file title i wrote.md An important title page.md A love letter to her.md 🤞


Font Experiment Spoils Perfect App  andremora  2 star

The latest update removes the primary font the app has used for almost a decade. It’s not an option, just gone, replaced by a typography experiment that may be worthy but would be better left as an option or for a graduate thesis project. The fonts, a modification of IBM Plex, are a clear downgrade. While that is my subjective opinion, it seems objectively strange to remove the typeface that this app has championed for so long. Writer debuted with the premise of few if any user preferences. It was a welcomed change to writing environments muddied with options. But what happens when the user has limited preferences and the creators’ unlimited? This: an app that is otherwise perfect but now rendered unusable. I will return to Writer when the original font is brought back as an option.

Joe in NC

I hate that I don’t hate it.  Joe in NC  5 star

Let me explain: I'm not the biggest Markdown fan In the first place, and I have long suspected that most "distraction-free writing apps" are the emperor's new clothes, designed to separate hipsters from their money. I was very critical of early versions of iA Writer. But the folk at iA made significant improvements to Writer since then, and there is little or nothing for me to complain about. It is now the best Markdown writing app I’ve used on my iPad, and I have to admit that I’m digging it. Good job. So I have to eat my own words. I hope you’re happy. 🤨


Everything is excellent, except one small thing :-)  Darwi07  5 star

Everything about this app is excellent. All the transitions are really instantaneous and latency-free! Unlike Apple's Notes app, the keyboard latency here (something important for fast types) is also excellent. There's no lag between a letter press and its rendering on the screen. This is not a small achievement. My only issue with the app is that in the iPad landscape mode, vertical screen state is very precious. When using iA in landscape, the extra keyboard bar takes a very precious area of state. Combine this with the fact of big fonts and line spacing used by iA (which are lovely), and you get only around 8 lines of text to view while writing, which is quite limited. I wish if an option to minimize (or remove) their keyboard bar exists. A small gesture to minimize that tall bar down would be enough.


Smart Paste (does not create a space between words) stopped working several major versions ago.  Gebloom  1 star

Smart Paste (does not create a space between words) stopped working several major versions ago. Support ignores me. Support for Ulysses and Draft, in contrast is immediate. Without that issue, I’d give it four stars, five if it had an ePublish export.


Great, but would like more Appearance options  Noah534879  5 star

Hi! Thanks for the great application. I however would love to have more control over the appearance/design. Both of the fonts are very nice, but would also love to see more iOS-bundled fonts, such as San Francisco and Avenir Next. These aren’t fixed-width fonts, but that is fine with me. Line height, and character spacing would also be very welcome. Please make it happen!

Steve C, Australia

Fabulous  Steve C, Australia  5 star

Awesome markdown-based editor. Clean, Simple and effective. Syncs (via iCloud) to my iPad and MacBook so I can work across devices.

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Love love love, need pin files at the top function  Don't waste time one this  5 star

Would be nice to have an option to pin certain files at the top (within folders). Really love the design, keep up the great work!


Poor Dropbox support  GroomedMonkey  3 star

Terrific app hamstrung by poor Dropbox support. Works best if one is content with notes being in a sandboxed icloud folder only.


Dropbox integration: technically.  Rachios  1 star

Files on Dropbox must be opened *individually*. No way to link up with a folder within Dropbox. Worthless for my use case.


Avoid until updated  Poulain  2 star

Constantly crashing; has corrupted multiple documents; avoid until updated.


Good all-round editor and file manager  JssClvn  5 star

Generally well thought-out design. You can either use it as a simple text editor and manager, or as a more powerful tool. Syncing works basically flawlessly. The custom keyboard row is super helpful. Receives fairly regular updates.

Ian Derek Bee

So wanted it to be...  Ian Derek Bee  1 star

Got (had) it on all my devices. I am a writer, and after belting out three thousand words, I find it sometimes refuses to sync. Happened three times. Dropped it like a hot potato.



I have iA Writer on 3 iDevices and on my MacBook Air! It has become my first choice writing app. It just gets better as I learn more of its features. Highly recommend!


Best writing app on iOS  Rics1979  5 star

Hands down the most friendly and intuitive writing experience on the iPhone. Updates just keep making it better.


Отличное приложение  vharhenko  5 star

Отличное приложение для работы с текстами, использую регулярно в работе


My go to  Katrinalya  5 star

I use this app constantly for short works, brainstorming, catching flashes of inspiration. It loads faster than the bulky other program and is simple and clutter free. Syncing with my desktop, iPad, and phone is flawless.


Rockin writer app  uberfoto  5 star

Always solid. This is my go to for notes and content writing.


Best note app ever  RimboJenkinshanks  5 star

Just simple sleek and neat everything I want and need.

Roman Menyhart

True black?  Roman Menyhart  5 star

Can we please have a true black for dark mode? Thanks!


Almost perfect  caelanbaggins  5 star

I’ve tried a lot of different writing apps, but I keep coming back to this one. It really is just the best markdown editor in the app store. My only complaint is that it won’t let me have two documents open at the same time. I’d love to have a tabbed interface so I could easily switch between documents.


I depend on iA Writer  knyhus  5 star

I depend on iA Writer for my daily log files and all my notes.

Robert Cantoni

A Masterpiece  Robert Cantoni  5 star

This is the best text editor and the best to-do list in the world. The simplicity of the interface is absolute genius.


Amazingly simple and beautiful app  Grapemile  5 star

If you’re all about minimalism look no further. This one’s just what you need. Worth every penny.


The best way to write on the iPad  Redlightbulb  5 star

I have tried a lot of notes apps. I take them very seriously. Other apps may have fancier graphics or nifty organization systems, but nothing is as nice for writing markdown on the iPad.


Irritating..  Drakesha  1 star

It freezes every time when you click 'preview’. I have a brand new 2018 iPad, so it's not a hardware issue. Very dissapointing.


Great app  Lmd64  5 star

Excellent app, great for knocking out drafts and quick documents.

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