iA Writer by Information Architects GmbH (Universal)
Released: Dec 19, 2013
Version: 5.5.3
Size: 52 MB
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iA Writer

Information Architects GmbH
“iA Writer creates a clean, simple and distraction-free writing environment for when you really need to focus on your words.” ***** The New York Times

“iA Writer is an example of how powerful simplicity and accessibility can be.” ***** The Guardian

“iA Writer is all about textual production—writing this phrase, this sentence, this word at this moment.” ***** WIRED

4 x Best of App Store Winner

# The Simple Writing App
iA Writer removes distractions. Giving you a calm, focused, writing space, so you can express yourself clearly.

# Focus
Focus Mode dims everything but the current sentence or paragraph, helping you stay in the flow.

# Start
Don’t worry about the format. First, write in plain text. Then preview in HTML.

# Organize
Search, sort, and quickly swap between documents from different clouds.

# Customize
When you tap and hold a key in the command keyboard, you’re given the chance to choose your own layout. Rearrange your keys, or pick new ones from the extensive list.

# Search
You can open documents and launch frequent actions in no time with the new Quick Search. It lives in the keyboard so it’s always close at hand.

# Work
iA Writer includes an inverted light-on-dark-mode, perfect for working day and night.

# Clean
Spot superfluous adjectives, weak verbs, repetitive nouns, false conjunctions and clean your text of the usual rumble.

# Shape
Customize your templates and export to WordPress or Medium, HTML, Microsoft Word (.docx), or PDF.

# 100% Text
Embed links, pictures, tables and text files in plain text and see them in preview.

# Get in Touch
- 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

What's new in version 5.5.3
This update fixes a few small bugs. It includes all the great features in iA Writer 5.5:

# PDF Preview
- PDF preview makes it easy to prepare files for printing and export
- Automatically refreshes when shown
- Double tap to fit page or fit width

# Publishing Improvements
- Publish directly to self-hosted WordPress.org sites
- WordPress accounts can be configured to upload Markdown
- Micropub support for Micro.blog and other IndieWeb tools
- Add multiple accounts from each service
- Reorder and rename accounts

# Editing Improvements
- Surround text with two equals signs to ==highlight==
- Option Command = toggles highlighted text
- Option Command - toggles strikethrough
- Option Command ` toggles inline code
- Command Return to begin editing without touching the screen

# Other Improvements
- Added ability to show several text stats at the same time
- Character count without spaces
- Tap and hold back button to go to Library root
- Tap title in Library to rename the current folder, Smart Folder, or Library Location
- Improved trackpad support
- Preview keeps scroll position in sync with Editor
- Added A3 and A5 paper sizes
- KaTeX \\gdef now works as expected
- Lists can begin immediately after a paragraph, an empty line between them is no longer required
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + iA Writer is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • The app is pricier than similar apps available on the App Store.
  • + iA Writer is currently ranked #285 in paid Productivity apps for iPhone, as well as #37 in paid Productivity apps for iPad.
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