iA Writer

iA Writer

By Information Architects GmbH

Score: 4
From 662 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.



  • 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.
  • Not worth for the money

    By Sujith kumar
    I purchased this app with the intention to write on the iPad screen by drawing letter and hoping it will covert to text and store it as notes. But this is just another note taking app which is not worth for the money. Reported this to Apple for refund and they say ‘This purchase is not eligible for refund’. Certainly a waste of money.
  • I love iA Writer

    By BobYourUncle
    I have been using Apple Notes, Pages, and Word for writing. I hate the black on bright white background. I needed change. I needed to get rid of the junk. I needed clarity. I guess, I just needed iA. I use it on my iPad Pro with the Apple keyboard, iPhone X with a BT keyboard, and iMac. I love that it syncs quickly (although not as quickly as Apple Notes). Here’s my beef with Information Architects GmbH. It costs me $5 to use iA Writer on *both* my iPad and iPhone. Five dollars. That’s it. But to install it on my iMac, they want $30? That’s six times more the price for the exact same app and functionality. Why is this? Because their competition charges $30 or more for it, so they play along. It’s just price gouging, and that’s why you only get 4 stars. With that being said, I love this app. It has given me new life to writing, and has features that I never knew I wanted. From my iOS devices to my MacOS devices, it is incredible. I just use iCloud sync (works great), and have tested out WordPress publishing (also works great).
  • RTL

    By v2mgm
    Please also add support for rtl to the program
  • Lost data

    By jeremy.provost
    Lost about 30 minutes of work thanks to iA Writer! No warning, no nothing. App hadn’t crashed or been killed. Opened it back up to an empty document. Use at your own risk!
  • Syntax highlight not working

    By calimami2010
    I love this app so much however the syntax highlight is not working for me at all. I enabled it but it still has not shown
  • Dropbox support is utterly broken

    By mrlauria
    I wanted to use this app so I could edit files on my Dropbox. It's utterly broken: if I edit the file on another computer, ia writer simply does not pick up on those changes. No matter what I tried, this app simply refused to update to the latest state of the text file in Dropbox.