Release Notes

We’re constantly working to improve iA Writer. Here’s a breakdown on what we’ve added to each release.

3.5.1. Version 5.0.1

  • Removed keyboard bar in landscape on iPhone SE to better view the editor
  • Fixed a crash on iOS10

3.5.2. Version 5.0

Quick Search

Quick Search is the best way to locate and open files in iA Writer for Mac. iA Writer for iOS now includes it too, right in the keyboard bar. You can search for files or actions such as Open or Export.

Custom Commands

Tapping the command button in the keyboard bar toggles a command keyboard with a grid of customizable keys.

Favorite Folders

You can now add your most-used folders to the top level of the Library for easy access.

Smart Folders

Also new in the Library is a section for Smart Folders. Choose the rules for each folder to have your documents filtered by type, keyword search, date and more. By default a “Recents” smart folder is included.

Library Edit Mode

Tap the Edit button in the Library to select multiple files or folders. These can then be batch moved, renamed or deleted.

3D Touch in Library

Using 3D Touch in the Library or Quick Search will give you a sneak peek of the content in the chosen file.

3.5.3. Version 4.0.7

  • Improved support for future iOS versions
  • Fixed an issue where keyboard bar could not be hidden

3.5.4. Version 4.0.6

  • Fix for keyboard bar layout on 10.5 inch iPad Pro

3.5.5. Version 4.0.5

  • Fixed crash on iOS 10.3

3.5.6. Version 4.0.4

  • Fixed crash on iOS 10.3 beta

3.5.7. Version 4.0.3

  • Improved performance and stability

3.5.8. Version 4.0.2

  • Fixed an issue where scrolling in editor could periodically stop
  • Defined CSS files as to be processed as code
  • Fixed an issue where preview scroll bar could be invisible with some templates
  • Fixed an issue where Auto Markdown was disabled for files in Dropbox
  • Improved performance and stability

3.5.9. Version 4.0.1

  • Added CSV delimiter detection
  • Added caption support for source code content blocks
  • Enabled SVG image content blocks
  • Set up Markdown export to use default extension
  • Switched to fixed width numbers in tables in standard templates
  • Improved performance and stability

3.5.10. Version 4.0

Embed Local Images

  • Include images from iCloud Library in your documents (.png, .gif, .jpg)
  • Add images from the camera roll or take a photo directly
  • Images are uploaded to Medium and WordPress when sharing a draft

Embed Tables

  • Include comma separated value files as tables in your documents (.csv)
  • Create advanced tables using MultiMarkdown

Embed Text Files

  • Build a manuscript from several chapters in separate files
  • Embedded source code files are added as code blocks
  • Nest text files into each other

Note: Embedding only works for files in the same folder (or subfolders) as the master file. You can’t embed files in a parallel or higher directory.

Other Improvements

  • New button in keyboard bar to quickly embed images, tables and text files
  • Added Project Archive export for sharing all embedded files together (.zip)
  • UI improvements to Library
  • Added file info popover in Library
  • Changed Chinese font in editor to Ping Fang
  • Performance optimizations and improvements

3.5.11. Version 3.2

Custom Templates

  • Preview, create PDFs, and print documents in your own style
  • Templates are web pages. Use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to lay out your documents
  • Add your own templates via AirDrop
  • Open templates and template archives in iA Writer from Mail or iCloud Drive
  • Download extra templates from iA Writer’s Web Site
  • Learn more about templates in Help

Page Breaks

  • Add page breaks to printed documents and PDFs
  • Insert with +++ on an empty line

Title Pages

  • Print and export PDFs with a title page
  • Default templates show document name and author on the title page
  • Set the author in Preferences

Other Improvements

  • Added option to change default file extension in Settings
  • Updated to MultiMarkdown 5.3
  • Fixed buttons titles when resolving conflicts
  • Fixed an issue where preview scrolled to top top after changing a template

3.5.12. Version 3.1.4

Share to WordPress

  • Add your account in Settings
  • Create drafts on your WordPress site with File > Share > New Draft on WordPress

Other Improvements

  • Excluded links from reading time and text statistics
  • Improved automatic name generation
  • Fixed Korean input issue
  • Fixed jumping text in Focus Mode
  • Updated to MultiMarkdown 5.2

3.5.13. Version 3.1.3

iCloud Version Browser

  • Use this to roll back your document to an earlier version
  • Accessed via File > Revert To…
  • Choose an older version to revert document
  • Choose current in addition to older versions to create them as separate files

Focus Mode for Paragraphs

  • Focus Mode can be expanded to the bounds of full paragraphs
  • Accessed via Settings > Focus Mode

Your Table is Ready

  • Tap the Table key in the keyboard bar and set the desired number of rows and columns
  • The required Markdown for the table is created for you instantly

“Share…” to File menu

  • Select “New Draft on Medium” to publish a formatted draft on your Medium account
  • Send plain text straight to the body of an email, or other apps

Other Improvements and Fixes

  • Added recently opened documents to 3D Touch menu on Home screen
  • Improved typing responsiveness
  • Added an option to hide text excerpts in the Library
  • Improved H6 alignment at the beginning of a page
  • Improved File > Open and File > Import to present a list of available destinations first

3.5.14. Version 3.1.2

Support for MultiMarkdown’s Table of Contents

  • Add {{TOC}} to your documents to have a table of contents generated in Preview
  • TOC button available for the keyboard bar adds this for you
  • An entry is made for each heading in the document
  • Click a TOC entry to jump to that section of the document

Search supports advanced syntax

  • Search for specific terms by quoting "search query"
  • Match the first word of name or text using ^word
  • Use set operators AND, OR, and NOT
  • Search for names or texts that contain a specific word with name:notes or text:"book"
  • See the full description and examples in Help

Added new hardware keyboard shortcuts for structure actions

  • Shift Right tab
  • Shift Left ⇧tab
  • Move Line Up ⌘⌥↑
  • Move Line Down ⌘⌥↓

Other Improvements

  • Improved code block detection
  • Added commands to transform selected text into upper, lower, and title case
  • Added File → Rename

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where keyboard was dismissed when toggling night mode from keyboard
  • Fixed issues which happened when typing punctuation from keyboard bar after accepting QuickType predictions
  • Search results are now sorted by relevancy
  • Fixed an issue where Library did not remember paths in Dropbox
  • Fixed an issue where text view could fail to edit
  • Fixed an issue where Preview could fail to sync with Editor
  • Fixed frequent errors when editing documents from File → Open

3.5.15. Version 3.1.1

Improvements

  • - [x] Tap tasks to mark as completed
  • Improved automatic name generation
  • Added new text structure action buttons and shortcuts
    • Shift Left ⌘[
    • Shift Right ⌘]
    • Move Line Up ⌥⌘[
    • Move Line Down ⌥⌘]
  • Return preserves the amount of leading whitespace

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where search was not working for non-Latin scripts
  • Improved performance and stability

3.5.16. Version 3.1

Improvements

  • Export drafts to Medium.com
  • Localization for Japanese and German
  • Templates:
    • Choose indentation or vertical spacing for paragraphs
    • Choose centered or left-justified headings
  • Header and footer are optional on print/PDF export
  • Improved landscape margins for 6 and 6+ iPhones
  • Add/Remove Files to Local Storage via iTunes
  • Default extension uses last extension change
  • New keys in the keyboard bar config can trigger menu functions

Fixes

  • Sorting method for Dropbox files is now preserved across restarts
  • Text statistics now start tracking the current file immediately
  • Fixed crashes

3.5.17. Version 3.0

The Library

  • Sort documents by A-Z, Date, or Extension
  • Show file extensions
  • Pin/unpin folders
  • Rename files/folders (swipe left)

The Editor

  • Text-based Menus
  • Configurable Keyboard Bar
  • View Word Statistics while typing
  • Import from MS Word (.docx)

The Preview

  • Choose from three typographically refined Templates
  • Export to PDF
  • Export to Microsoft Word (.docx)

Everywhere

  • Navigate views by swiping left and right
  • Day Mode and Night Mode affect entire app