iA Writer

iA Writer

By Information Architects GmbH

Score: 4
From 672 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



  • The best

    By Christian-stone
    Love the new dark icon for Mac and iOS. Still the best writing tool. Wish there was a little better navigation based on Markdown formatting sections, and also more file sync options. But it still sets the standard for writing cross platform.
  • Please Help

    By +=/;:,.
    I have spent a great deal of time over the years searching for and using tools to assist me with my work. Last week I purchased iA Writer and spent many hours working with it to see whether or not it could be a useful tool for me. It was very impressive and I was excited about it’s abilities and potential. It exceeded my expectations and provided important assistance. I had already started thinking of ways it could improve the work of my entire team. Tonight I opened iA Writer to review some important notes that I had made for tomorrow and all of my folders were empty, all of my files were gone. Please help ASAP.
  • A fusion of elegance and simplicity

    By Hummamz
    As a journalist whose main task is to write stories, I found that this app is amazing and inspiring for writing. i would only love to see more options such as to make the font bolder. Also, I would love to see a discount on the mac version as it’s 19 USD for windows and 29 for mac. So be nicer than that for the mac users 😅
  • Good, needs better cloud integration (onedrive,etc), tags support, and TOC sidebar

    By dimitarsp
    I tried pretty much all note taking and writing apps available, and I have finally decided to use IA writer. However, i am keeping my notes and writing system as platform agnostic as possible. So, at the moment, I am storing files in OneDrive. Going through the app to get to the location where my note files are stored is a major UI bottleneck. There should be a way to bookmark a location so I can easily add new files in the given location, and search all files and sub files. There are two other features that will make this the absolute best note taking and writing app: - tags. There should be an easy way to add tags and to search through the tags available in the documents in the chosen location. - Table of contents. I know that it’s possible to use {{TOC}} tag to display table of contents, but another app - MWeb goes a step further and shows the Table of contents in the sidebar. Having this feature in this app would further improve the workflow of writing beautifully and in a much more organized manner.
  • Where is the advertised WordPress functionality?...

    By sbenja13
    “...Easy Blogging...Publish drafts directly to WordPress...” That is what’s written under the last app description image. iA Writer does not publish anything to WordPress. It launches WordPress’s web browser based editor, and I then have to continue there, including publishing posts. Blogging is definitely not easy without actual WordPress functionality in iA Writer like opening an existing WordPress post draft to edit it, for example. Could I, please, get a refund?
  • Earlier version was better

    By Al Kyder
    I wished everything (like search, and files in landscape mode) opened up in the same screen instead of in little dialog boxes. This new version is ungainly and cluttered
  • This is a text editor, not a writing app

    By @zachburnham
    This is just a text editor, not a writing app - it only imagines that you care about one file at a time. A writing app would let you structure and organize files, and knows that each file is just one part of your work. This remembers recent files at best, and doesn't seem to let you organize files beyond that.
  • Does NOT support Google Drive through iOS files.

    By CDKlass
    I kept getting an error message and wrote to the developer for help. The response was that you cannot create files in Google Drive. Not sure why they claim you can here in the App Store description.
  • Go buy other writing apps and save yourself

    By chicagotree
    iA writer is a terrible app. I don’t mean to be mean at all. I just feel obligated to leave a review for other people who wants to try this app. So it has syncing issues, which means it will constantly loose your writings and if it saves any, it will make several copies of writings that you are trying to edit so every time you have to be very careful not to delete anything from the mess that it made in my cloud and look for changes you made and copy it. Worst experience ever. Never had this problem when I used Evernote and Note app. The app just doesn’t save changes and doesn’t know how to do so. What’s the point of using an app at all? Save yourselves and get other apps like Note app. It doesn’t support markdown but Note app never loose anything. UPDATE: Thank you for replying on my review. The cloud I am referring to is not just iCloud. I also mean Dropbox. Please don’t make it look like Apple’s doing wrong. I had so much troubles because of your app. Not because I am doing something wrong or Apple’s doing wrong but your app is so buggy.
  • Touch ID/Face ID Support Please

    By johnbroussard
    I love this app. I sometimes use it to journal. I would love for there to be a security feature, preferably using TouchID/FaceID.