iA Writer by iA Labs GmbH (Universal)
Released: Dec 19, 2013
Version: 5.0.3
Size: 29 MB
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iA Writer

iA Labs GmbH
“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.

# 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.

# Quick 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.

# Robust Library
With a swipe to the right you have easy access to all your texts in one place.
You can keep things organized with Favorite and Smart folders too. And the Edit mode lets you select multiple files or folders to be batch moved, renamed or deleted.

# Beautiful Preview
iA Writer consciously separates form and content. It optimizes plain text writing while offering stellar formatted export—with world class typography.

# Customizable Command Keyboard
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.

# All Your Documents on All Your Devices
With seamless iCloud sync, iA Writer keeps your documents safe and at hand on whatever device you are using when inspiration strikes. iA Writer works with iOS 11’s Files app too, so you can open and edit text files from other apps and clouds.

# Features
- Focus Mode fades all but the current sentence, for maximum concentration
- Quick Search for iCloud and documents from Files
- Configurable Command Keyboard
- Convert formatting to Microsoft® Word .docx
- Also export formatting to HTML and beautifully styled PDF
- Share to WordPress and Medium
- Synchronized scrolling Markdown Preview
- Beautiful Preview templates with curated fonts
- Real-time iCloud sync
- In-document Find and Replace
- Auto Markdown formats text on-screen
- Night Mode
- Reading Time; plus sentence, word, and character count
- Customized for Retina displays
- Handoff support

# Contact
- 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 5.0.3
- All hell breaks loose: iA Writer now comes with an additional duospaced font. Latin characters only for now. Configurable in Editor settings
- Added support for TeX math expressions in all templates
- Added smart tables, for example: =(2 + 7) or =(TOTAL)
- Focus Mode now applies to all documents and persists when relaunched
- Added Focus Mode to aA in Editor
- Improved focus mode centering
- Added indicator for open file in Library
- Improved scrolling between results in text find
- Improved replace all performance
- Improved text editing performance
- Improved stability

# Recently Added in iA Writer 5

# 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.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • ➜ iA Writer is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • ➜ iA Writer is currently ranked #115 in paid Productivity apps for iPhone, as well as #19 in paid Productivity apps for iPad.
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