Get focused. The simple, award-winning design of iA Writer delivers the essential writing experience. Used by half a million people worldwide, its minimal interface is crafted to cut out noise. It’s just you, your thoughts, and the words on the page.
# What is iA Writer?
It can be used without reading long manuals. Just open the app and start typing. Introduced with the original iA Writer in 2010, **Focus Mode** blinds everything out except the sentence or paragraph you are working on.| Write one sentence or paragraph at a time. When you said what you feel, edit. We have you covered there as well.
Simple and Powerful
No rulers, no formatting bars. iA Writer provides the crisp, uncluttered environment you need to write well, supported by discrete, powerful features, from Content Blocks, to Syntax Highlighting.
Focus and Flow
Focus is the key to good writing, and the guiding principle behind iA Writer. With shortcuts and simplified settings, you can keep your hands on the keyboard and your mind in the text.
Ownership and Control
We think every craftsperson should own their own tools, so when you download iA Writer, you own it. No forced subscriptions, microtransactions, or compatibility concerns. Your work, your files, your app.
Powerhouse. iA Writer is so simple, it’s easy to overlook the wealth of features packed under the hood, from Focus Mode to PDF-Preview.
# Why Colors?
Syntax Highlight shows parts of speech in different colors. This helps you eliminating superfluous adjectives, spotting weak verbs, and unwanted repetitions. Highlighting syntax provides you with a more structured view on your text, and it helps you spot typos, patterns and structural errors.|
Hack Your Syntax
Highlight parts of speech to improve your writing. Spot superfluous adjectives, weak verbs, and unwanted repetitions. Developers have long used syntax highlighting to improve their code. Now you can hack your text.
The Original Focus Mode
Focus only on the sentence or paragraph that you’re working on. Introduced in 2010 with the original iA Writer, Focus Mode has since been copied by many writing apps. This is the original, and still (we think) the best.
Flexible Content Blocks
Swap sections around, add media, and construct your content with flexible building blocks of text, .csv tables and image files. Stitch separate chapters together into one master file. Express yourself through experimentation.
We have created an innovative typeface for iA Writer, specifically designed to enhance the writing experience. The family comes in three flavors: classic Mono, Duo for larger screens, and Quattro for small devices.
Parallel PDF Preview
iA Writer now offers a live, paginated PDF preview, parallel to the text you are editing. Instantly see how your document translates into PDF pages, as you edit.
Advanced Markdown to Word Export
iA Writer features one of the most advanced Markdown-to-Word export functions available anywhere. Export Markdown tables, images, and footnotes to Microsoft Word and back.