Keyboard Bar

In the all-new iA Writer, the keyboard bar maintains its ease of use while allowing fine-tuned customization. Instead of an independent bar, iA Writer 5 replaces iOS’s Shortcuts with its own buttons. Ensure these are turned on in the Settings app → General → Keyboard.

Usage

iA Writer 5 puts even more power at your fingertips than previous versions. With Quick Search and the new Command Keyboard, you never have to leave the keyboard.

Quick Search

Tap the Search icon in the keyboard bar—or anywhere in the app—to show the Quick Search dialog. From here you can search for files or actions to perform. e.g., “To Do List” or “Export as PDF…”. Type “?” or “help” for a full list of available actions.

Advanced Search

iA Writer also offers improved ways to search through your documents.

NB: Only a single word is supported for queries with name: or text: prefix

Arrange the Command Keyboard Keys

  1. Tap and hold a white key on the keyboard until the keys begin to jiggle
  2. Next, tap and hold a jiggling key to pick it up
  3. Drag it into a new position in the pop-up and release it
  4. When finished, tap Done in the key selection pop-up

Change Command Keyboard Keys

  1. Tap and hold a white key on the keyboard until the keys begin to jiggle
  2. Next, tap a jiggling key
  3. Scroll through the available keys in the pop-up and tap the one you want
  4. When finished, tap Done in the key selection pop-up

Key Types

There are five kinds of keys that can be added to the Keyboard Bar: