iA Writer

Form Follows Content

iA Writer consciously separates form and content, text and formatting. It offers MultiMarkdown to edit and features a stellar typographic preview, templates and export options.

Live Sync

All Your Documents on All Your Devices: With seamless Dropbox and Google Drive Sync, iA Writer keeps your documents safe and at hand on whatever device you are using when inspiration strikes.

Document Library

In iA Writer, swipe from the left to show the document Library. Search, sort, and quickly swap between documents while focusing on the same window.

Syntax Highlight

Find superfluous adjectives, weak verbs, repetitive nouns, false conjunctions. Syntax Control improves upon Focus Mode by helping you to gain insight into your text’s grammatical structure.

File Export

iA Writer for Mac lets you export a document to HTML, Microsoft Word (.docx), and PDF formats. They can also be shared as drafts directly to your Medium and WordPress accounts.

Custom Templates

This is what you have been waiting for. You can now create custom templates for preview, printing and PDF export. Download Templates

Focus Mode

Focus Mode dims everything but the current sentence, helping you stay in the flow, get words out, and avoid the temptation to edit.

Night Mode

iA Writer includes an inverted “light on dark” mode, perfect for writing at night.

Content Blocks

With iA Writer 4 it is now possible to embed pictures, tables and text. Nesting and embedding text doesn’t stop at a single level. A book can be built from chapters. A chapter can also be built from several sections. Sections can be built around text snippets consisting of single quotes. The same quotes can be reused throughout the same text body. Repeat this process of text inception as long as your sanity holds.

iA Writer Videos

Tips and Tricks: how to use iA Writer for Mac, iPhone, and Android. Follow the link below to view step by step tutorials on how to use iA Writer. Discover all the features mentioned above and more.

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“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.

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“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.