iA Writer

iA Writer

By Information Architects GmbH

Score: 4
From 724 Ratings


“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



  • Files have gone missing.

    By Carl in Oakland
    I spent almost an hour working some documents using the latest version of iA Writer. The documents showed up in the recently edited section but when trying to reopen them the app froze. I quit and went back in and now they’re gone. If I used the parts of my vocabulary that truly describe how I feel about this, this review would be censored and not published.
  • Bad font

    By Boyo711
    A) Minus 1 star for only offering one bad font (or at best very unusual and opinionatted font). B) Minus 2 stars for not offering any evaluation mode where the customer could realize point (A).
  • Inviting Interface

    By cahuntington
    For the act of writing, there is no app I like more than iA Writer. The choice of font, the wide margins, the *white* space—all speak to me, indeed *sing* to me, welcoming me in to a space that is comfortable and warm and energizing. Is it heaven on earth in an app? No, not quite, but the developers have consistently rejected any temptations to bloat the app. Are there bugs? Sure, from time to time—but not often and not major. Does the app ever launch slowly? Not that I can recall. When I press the app icon to call up iA Writer, within two seconds, I have a document at my fingertips, and all I need to do is begin typing. The feeling is amazing. You really should try it.
  • I bought a mac to have access to iA writer

    By pmkary
    Let’s say I love iA writer; so much that when I used to have a linux machine, I tried to create a software similar to iA Writer but in the end I bought a mac and as I booted it up for the first time; I installed iA Writer! It’s the most beautiful app, the most awesome experience and the things you can do with it, the templates you can create... It’s just the best thing ever.
  • Vanishing Files

    By Marzipanhandler
    Slick UI overshadowed by vanishing files. There is no good excuse for the user of a writing application to spontaneously lose all of what he or she has written in the application.
  • This is part of my workflow

    By Nadinbrzezinski
    It is the to go app to get first drafts done. It is quick, and responsive. It is a joy to work with.
  • Selection and cut-paste is just broken

    By themostimportantthing
    I used to love using this. The way I write is pretty stream of consciousness with a lot of after the fact organizing via cut-paste to lump similar ideas together, and refine it. But selection, cut-paste exhibit such jumpy, twitch behavior, it’s an exercise in frustration. I thought maybe it was focus mode, turned it off. Same problems. Thought it was iOS. Tried other editors. No issues like with IA Writer. So I’m sticking with something else for now. Might try again after seeing some updates.
  • Integration with DEVONThink To Go and iCloud is not stable

    By HilbertAx
    I got this app to edit notes from DEVONThink to go. I care about productivity and stability, not fancy eye candy. This app is not stable, it seems that you can edit files from your database on the fly but it gives a lot of problems, sometimes even when trying to select m iCloud files from iA I get the error “contents not available. Try again later”. Imagine: iCloud not available. On an iPhone X with latest software update. Unacceptable. Would ask for a refund but my time is not worth the money.

    By Brerfrase
    Ok I am on the bus to town it is July 24 there is a beautiful summer rain the typing is insanely quick and alert much improved I really like the iAw system The kB’s expanded functionality with export to pdf among other wonders is just right not too much not too little. Reminds me of my old Mercedes — good choices and restraint It has undo and navigation arrows The side panel is extremely cool In fact for drafting I think the intuitive qualities here make the iOS system the best way to go. Especially if you have a Bluetooth kB. The spacebar double tap makes a period the autocorrect is almost always right the backup and sync and file management features are stable and efficient and finally — memo to google — NO LAGGING
  • Now hangs each time I use it

    By otterman
    For the last 6 or so months, every time I use this app it freezes, which is probably why I haven’t been using it much. After forcing it closed and opening it again it’s still frozen and I have to repeat the process. Getting tired of that.