Instead of ambiguous icons or hidden gestures, iA Writer uses a Menu bar on the Library, Editor and Preview. While the menus are adapted to mobile devices, they are consistent with iA Writer for Mac, and group iA Writer’s features.
New Documentcreates a new document in the current folder
Open From…lets you open files not in your Library and edit them in place
Import…is similar to Open, but the file is copied into iA Writer’s Library. Imported MS Word (.docx) files will be converted to Markdown.
Print…prints your document with the currently selected Preview template
Print Plain Text…prints your document “as is”, including any Markdown punctuation
Export to Plain Text…exports a plain text version of the current document
Export to HTML…exports the current document as HTML, with any Markdown formatting applied
Export to PDF/Print…prints or exports a PDF of the current document, formatted using the currently selected Preview template
Export to Microsoft Word…exports the current document as a .docx file, with any Markdown formatting applied
Publish on Medium.comsends the current document as a draft to your Medium account (configured in Settings)
Undoundoes the previous action
Redoreperforms an action previously undone
Select Allselects all text in the currently open document
Night Modechanges iA Writer’s color scheme for writing any time, day or night.
Focus Modedims everything but the current sentence, to help you stay in the flow and avoid the temptation to edit.
iA Writer includes several templates with which to Preview and Export your text. Tap the Templates menu to change:
Modern (Sans)uses Nitti Grotesk, designed by Pieter van Rosmalen at Bold Monday
Classic (Serif)uses Tiempos Text, designed by Kris Sowersby of Klim Foundry
Manuscript (Mono)uses monospaced Nitti, also from Pieter van Rosmalen at Bold Monday
Export in the Preview (or
File in the Editor) and select the desired format:
- Plain Text
- Microsoft Word
- Publish on Medium.com
HTML, PDF, and Microsoft Word convert Markdown into formatting. In addition, PDF will format the document using the currently selected Preview template. After choosing any of these options, you can:
- Attach the exported file to an email
- Open it in another application
Tap the button at the top-left of the Library to modify settings for iA Writer.
By default, iA Writer automatically chooses the optimum font size based on your Android device. You can also choose to fix the size as Small, Medium or Large.
Sort Library By
Sort files by Name, Date Modified, or by Size.
Reverse Sort Order flips the list (e.g., Z-A instead of A-Z)
Choose to show or hide iA Writer’s extra row of keyboard keys.
Add or remove your Medium.com account here.
Tap the menu at the top center of the Library to change the currently displayed storage (Local by default). The menu title shows the cloud storage or folder you are viewing.
This menu offers the ability to create a new document or folder within the folder currently displayed in the Library.