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Writer removes distractions. Giving you a calm, focused, writing space.

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iA Writer

“A clean, simple writing environment…delightful.” –New York Times

iA Writer removes distractions. Giving you a calm, focused, writing space, so you can express yourself clearly. We stripped away everything that might stand between you and how you feel so that you can write from the heart. This is how great writing gets started. We created focus mode. An experience where everything fades away. Everything but the sentence you are writing, the thought that you are expressing right now. Focus mode helps you dive into the flow.

When the writing is important, getting started is the hardest part

When we are about to do something that is important, we are most likely to procrastinate. So we don’t need to face others and ultimately ourselves. We procrastinate to protect ourselves. There is no app or tool that will make you focused all by itself. But there are environments that encourage distractions. And there are environments that encourage you to concentrate. iA Writer is not about features, bells, and whistles, it is all about getting focused and getting started.

How It Works


As a customer you'll find our support section offers answers to the most frequent requests. As well as video tutorials and guides for those who love the details. And you can always get in touch with us directly. We're here to help.


“Beautiful and Simple.” -The Guardian

“Writer has out-innovated Apple” -Fast Company

“Astonishingly simple. Everything goes away except for the writing experience.” -
Stephen Fry

“Thanks for the simple - life seems to be to always throwing complex, simple and beautiful is best.” -Grant Frost.

“A couple of weeks ago, I forgot my iPhone at home while I went out to take care of some business. While taking care of my business, it was quite nice to feel isolated from the outside world. My only care was what was in front of me. Suddenly, I was feeling a lot less worried. This is sort of what I feel like when I'm working with iA Writer. With every other system, there is some distraction whereas with iA Writer I can easily dig into what I'm working on.” -Can Surmeli.

“Its simplicity betters my focus. Its beauty keeps my attention. I don’t remember not feeling good about writing in iA Writer. This is like having a room dedicated to deep thinking. Every time I would enter that room my mind would do its best. Maybe that is why this is hard to explain: you have to use it for a while before you experience it fully.” -Mostafa Hajizadeh.

“I guess it‘s the clean slate that it offers. It reminds me of a piece of paper I just need to put on my desk and start writing on. Thoughts can flow and as soon as I‘m ready I can go through the text and edit it like I would do on paper. But more efficiently as I don‘t have to use correction fluid. So it‘s like Super-Paper?” –Kevin Wammer.

“iA Writer was the first app I've ever bought on the AppStore. It was when I realised moving to Mac was a good decision.” –David Garcia.