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Adding folders from your Mac to iA Writer’s document library is easy. Open Preferences, then drag and drop the folders you wish to access. By the same method you can add Google Drive, Dropbox or whichever folder you wish to have easily at hand.


noun | sen·tence | \ˈsen-tən(t)s, -tənz\
a group of words that expresses a statement, question, command, or wish
— Merriam Webster Dictionary

Focus Mode lets you craft your documents with care, one sentence at a time. This allows you to focus at one statement at a time.

noun | par·a·graph | \ˈper-ə-ˌgraf, ˈpa-rə-\
a part of a piece of writing that usually deals with one subject, that begins on a new line, and that is made up of one or more sentences
— Merriam Webster Dictionary

In the new iA Writer, Focus Mode can expand to the bounds of the current paragraph enabling you to concentrate on one idea at a time.


Our settings panel allows you to invert the color, left align/center headings, activate/deactivate scrolling in sync with the Editor or indent paragraphs in iA Writer’s preview. And there is more flexibility in our template system coming soon.

Note: The above video featured an older naming convention for the tabs in Preferences. You can now find these preferences under the “Templates” tab.