iA Writer

iA Writer

By iA Labs GmbH

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2013-12-19
  • Current Version: 5.0.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 29.58 MB
  • Developer: iA Labs GmbH
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 641 Ratings


“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. # 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. # Quick 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. # Robust Library With a swipe to the right you have easy access to all your texts in one place. You can keep things organized with Favorite and Smart folders too. And the Edit mode lets you select multiple files or folders to be batch moved, renamed or deleted. # Beautiful Preview iA Writer consciously separates form and content. It optimizes plain text writing while offering stellar formatted export—with world class typography. # Customizable Command Keyboard 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. # All Your Documents on All Your Devices With seamless iCloud sync, iA Writer keeps your documents safe and at hand on whatever device you are using when inspiration strikes. iA Writer works with iOS 11’s Files app too, so you can open and edit text files from other apps and clouds. # Features - Focus Mode fades all but the current sentence, for maximum concentration - Quick Search for iCloud and documents from Files - Configurable Command Keyboard - Convert formatting to Microsoft® Word .docx - 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 sync - 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 # Contact - 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.



  • So disappointing.

    By Jackrabbit6179
    I had the previous, unsupported version of this app a few years ago, so, I figured that I would download the new. This new version crashes after only a sentence, and although I allows me to see what I’ve typed previously, it won’t let me re-open my work to keep going. I’m not sure what caused the app to do this, but it’s completely knocking me out of my flow. I wanted a distraction-free experience for writing. This no longer qualifies.
  • Almost perfect

    By cliffordpyncheon
    This is great if you want to draft in markdown and don’t mind living in iCloud. Will bump to five stars when footnotes in the docx export look like real docx footnotes!
  • Updates horrible

    By TheFrood
    I used to love this app and use it all the time. I have no idea what the developers are trying to accomplish with the most recent update. What used to be a seamless integration with my cloud storage is now overly complex, doesn’t update files, and refuses to work correctly. I truly have no clue what the developers are doing with this app now. It makes me regret ever having purchased it because I went from something I liked that was functional to something incomprehensible that is completely unable to open any of the documents ut used to edit all the time. It’s always sad when an app that was 4 or 5 stars has to be re-reviewed to be one star.
  • Slow to sync across devices • Hard to access old notes

    By kimbostbot
    I used to love IA writer but they recently changed their apps to default to iCloud syncing. Since I’ve been syncing my IA notes with Dropbox for over a year, it’s now very difficult to access my old notes and overall the app is incredibly slow to download or sync notes across devices.
  • Works Great For Me

    By Clurichaun
    One of those apps that gives you an uncluttered, distraction free place to just bust out on a writing jag. It is also a powerful tool for formatting if and when you need it, which makes this app the best of both worlds. I use it on my iPhone 8, iPad Pro and on a MacBook Pro and it syncs perfectly without any hassle. The developer is also not raping you with pricing or subscriptions although for further development I wouldn’t mind some IAPs or tip jar to show some gratitude for all of the dev’s hard work. There are also great tutorials if you want to take your writing to another level or format in a slew of different ways. PS: Don't know what the iCloud beef is about but I would prefer it to Dropbox, any day!
  • My Favorite Markdown Writing App

    By No_gluten
    I have been back in forth with many Markdown writing apps, and hands down IA Writer is my favorite across all my device. I like the short cut usage on on my devices Mac, iPad, and iPhone, make writing a breeze. The reason for the 4 stars is that I really wish the adaption of TextExpander would make my writing on my iPad and iPhone so much better, works very well on my Mac. I hope that in the future you adopt the TextExpander API, thank you again for a great well designed product.
  • It seems good when it use to work

    By iolink
    I don’t know what happened ... it was pretty great to use to edit text files in my onedrive . Yesterday I was using the app and now it seems to have problems opening files . I am not sure it seems like the app needs to be fixed . Hopefully soon because I don’t appreciate paying for an app that doesn’t work anymore .
  • Good app but DropBox API sync removed

    By Steve__C
    I have been using this app forever. Good app, serves my on the go writing needs. That being said, they removed the in app dedicated DropBox sync and replaced it with the system wide open method in iOS 11. This is fine and all except there is a bug with DropBox’s open file plugin, causing not downloaded it to hang randomly when I tried to open it from the files app and this app. For now I have resorted to editing files from iCloud.
  • Yes

    By Tao-ish
    There are obviously UMPTEEN writing apps on iOS. But there is only one iA Writer. And I don't say this lightly. There are, truly, many very excellent and popular writing apps out there. iA Writer 5's new user interface leaps forward into the realm of the truly phenomenal. It is now THE most intuitive and expeditious writing environment I have ever experienced on iOS. Composing on iOS with the new customizable command keyboard is incredibly fluid, elegant and, frankly, plain fun to use! In terms of "flow" in traditional handwriting it's like the difference between a fully primed Mont Blanc (iA) and a scratchy ballpoint pen. I also appreciate iA has been relentless in pursuit of font minimalism. But let me just say it; the new Duospace font is sublime. So glad Hell Froze Over. It certainly took a hell of a LOT of time!! (I blame global warming) In the end it was worth the wait. Commendations to iA for taking the time to re-Vision, re-Invent an already truly intelligent tool that's so delightful to use... It is no small feat. I am thrilled to behold how these thoughtful iterations will applied to the upcoming iA Writer 5 MacOS update.
  • No Swipe to Preview⁉️ 💔

    By R . D . L
    I was a beta tester. They took away the swipe to Preview the rendered Markdown. I'm still not used to tapping a button and it feels like a step backwards. I really miss that feature. 💔 The new features are amazing, and the button lets you start in Preview when viewing files, but you have to turn off Preview and then tap to edit every time you want to edit. This gets in the way of my writing. 🔏 I have let them know about this. If you like swiping to Preview/Text View, then please email the developer. This is not keeping it simple.