iA Writer

iA Writer

By Information Architects GmbH

Score: 4
4
From 914 Ratings

Description

“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

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Reviews

  • Can’t open or save to Dropbox

    1
    By DavidFoster
    Makes it pretty useless if Dropbox is where you keep your work.
  • Simple and elegant

    5
    By racvac
    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

    5
    By ben4817
    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

    5
    By brian_six
    This app is a unique combination of mature app and deep os integration.
  • Best writing app

    5
    By Eric Seneca Kim
    Written over 3,000 blog posts with it. Ultra beautiful minimalism. Syncs well with MacBook Pro. Keep up the epic hustle ia crew
  • Feature request: full screen file index

    5
    By fake farm
    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

    2
    By andremora
    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.
  • I hate that I don’t hate it.

    5
    By Joe in NC
    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 :-)

    5
    By Darwi07
    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.

    1
    By Gebloom
    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.

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