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 182 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.



  • Car crash

    By zx8118
    Who knows whether the fault lies with this app, dropbox, or the iOS files app, the fact is this app will not allow you to work affectively with documents stored on dropbox. But you will waste a lot of time finding this out the hard way.
  • Disappointment

    By Wee Willy Winky 100
    Paid £5 for what appears to be a fully endorsed and effective update. How is it Dropbox is not supported? And having an iPad Pro means going back to the the old version which means going back to an unoptimised poor man’s version. As far as I can tell this app would be outstanding if the developers could just sort out the Dropbox issue (or provide some guidance to get round the it).
  • Good for Scripts

    By deffdefying
    I use iA Writer to script my Youtube videos and it does the job well. However, recently it has begun to either crash on launch, or it refuses to open files, and I believe this is because of the screen rotation feature of iOS devices. It was perfectly fine until one day when I picked up my iPad to move it, the screen rotated and iA Writer crashed. It was in dual-view mode (i.e. two apps open side by side) at the time.
  • Opening files on Dropbox is a problem

    By Prasenjeet
    Opening files using the new Dropbox Files dialog no longer works. When I try to open a txt file I see a ‘waiting for download’ message and that’s where things get stuck; this happens in the Files app as well. I realise the iA developers cannot do much about Files’ behaviour but the Legacy Dropbox method to read/edit files on Dropbox does work. Is there a way to please keep using the Legacy Dropbox behaviour until the kinks in Files are sorted out?
  • Starting to become dependant

    By Eh, good enough
    Absolutely fab little app. I really appreciate the well thought out shortcuts for hardware keyboards, and it’s really sold me on simplicity. The font they chose looks gorgeous, even looks pretty great on a low res macintosh screen. The very opinionated design might get some people, but for those that just want a highly functional markdown editor, this is the way to go in my opinion, and it’s well worth the price. So happy that this has table support, i’ve been looking everywhere for that. I know it’s a big ask, but syntax highlighting for code would be great.
  • Brilliant application

    By AppleAppRevi3wer
    I have to say this app is fantastic. There are so many features available and it really has helped me become more productive. If you’re on the edge about buying the app I fully recommend it. You won’t regret the purchase. A message to the developers, thank you so much for not following them other apps with subscriptions. I know a few people that used them other services but were looking for alternatives when they started asking for recurring payments. I’ll surely be recommending this app. I think it’s great that you offer a one-time purchase for the app and all of its features. Thank you.
  • Loses your data

    By outofcoffee
    Using DropBox as the storage mechanism. Typed a document, placed iPad in sleep mode. Re-opened IA Writer, and most of my document is gone. Awful. Uninstalled. Will never use again on Mac or iPad.
  • Superb

    By Stringer-UK
    Couldn’t ask for more. All my writing preserved in plain text, synced to the Mac and easily exportable. No more extended formatting odysseys. No more wondering which is the master version. No more compatibility issues. Plus it looks stunning. Thank you iA!
  • New file manager is confusing

    By Monkey Majiks
    I don’t mind changing how an interface works. But providing no documentation or help (that I can find) as to how the new interface works isn’t a great user experience 😞
  • Great...

    By Banvard
    This app just keeps on getting better. This is now my go-to note taking app. Beautiful design, highly customisable - love the dark and focus modes. Keep up the good work.