“Beautiful and simple” ***** The Guardian
“Everything goes away except for the writing experience” ***** Stephen Fry
“Writer has out-innovated Apple” ***** Fast Company
Best of App Store 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
# Unmatched Writing Experience
iA Writer is designed to provide the best digital writing experience: Keep your hands on the keyboard and your mind in the text.
# Embed Pictures, Tables and Nest Textfiles
Include images from Library in your documents (.png, .gif, .jpg)—images are uploaded to Medium and WordPress when sharing a draft. Include comma separated value files as tables in your documents (.csv), or create advanced tables using MultiMarkdown. Build a manuscript from several chapters, embed source code files as code blocks, or 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.
# Swipe Right to Library
iA Writer now comes with an integrated library for all your documents. With a swipe to the right you have easy access to all your texts in one place.
# Swipe Left to Preview
With synchronized scrolling Preview, iA Writer consciously separates form and content. It optimizes plain text writing while offering stellar formatted export—with world class typography.
# Focus Mode and Syntax Control
iA Writer is famous for offering a deeper focus on your text. Its unique tools improve your writing style by honing your concentration: One sentence at a time, or by highlighting different parts of speech.
# All Your Documents on All Your Devices
With seamless Dropbox and iCloud sync, iA Writer keeps your documents safe and at hand on whatever device you are using when inspiration strikes.
– Integrated document Library
– Synchronized scrolling Markdown Preview
– Beautiful Preview templates with curated fonts
– Add your own custom templates too
– Focus Mode fades all but the current sentence, for maximum concentration
– Convert formatting to Microsoft® Word .docx, and back again
– Also export formatting to HTML and beautifully styled PDF
– Share drafts to Medium and WordPress
– Auto Markdown formats text on-screen
– Night Mode
– Real-time iCloud and Dropbox sync
– Reading Time; plus sentence, word, and character count
– Customized for Retina displays
– Handoff support
– Full screen for total immersion in the text
– Visit ia.net/writer for more information
– Visit ia.net/writer/support for support and feedback
– Let us know what you think on Twitter @iAWriter
We look forward to hearing from you…
— Information Architects Inc.
What’s New in Version 4.0.4
– Improved compatibility with future versions of macOS
– Fixed crashes
Excellent, especially in light of other writing app
You pay one price, get regular and meaningful updates. So far, the developers have not tried to scrape out the bottom of my wallet with some kind of post-purchase subscription.
I highly recommend this app, and have been using it in lieu of Ulysses since before the subscription fiasco. It stands on its own and is a truly excellent writing experience. The syntax tools are especially near and dear to my heart.
The only thing I feel it could use is better organization tools for your documents. On the other side of that, the search function for finding documents is FAST and very thorough, so it’s something I can live without and can comfortably recommend this app regardless.
Really great writing app!
My requirements for my writing are pretty simple: I need an editor that uses Markdown, uses flat-files (.txt or .md, nothing proprietary), and allows me to attach photos to each file. iA Writer passes my requirements with flying colors. I only have two things on my wish list though: a better way to organize files (thinking of Ulysses and Notebooks here), and a way to change the default editor font. But these are minor things when compared to how well iA Writer meets my requirements. I also like the options at the bottom of the main editor screen, where you can toggle between Format and Syntax. Very cool. And the fact it handles tables and various kinds of lists!!! And that it works on all my devices, so I can take my writing with me wherever I am, is wonderful. Just an overall superb application. All my writing, wherever it ends up, starts in iA Writer.