iA Writer by Information Architects GmbH (Universal)
Released: Dec 19, 2013
Version: 5.3.2
Size: 50 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 5.3.2
iA Writer 5.3 adds many great new features for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

# Multiple Windows on iPad
- Windows can be used in Split View with other apps, in Split View with two iA Writer windows, or as a pane in Slide Over
- Tap and hold a file in Library, then select “Open in New Window”
- Or drag the app icon from Dock to the edge of the screen
- Shift+Command+N opens a new window with a new file
- Shift+Return opens a Quick Search result in a new window

# Dark Mode
- System-wide Dark Mode state is matched by default
- You can manually control app appearance in iA Writer’s Settings

# External Drives
- Add Library Locations from external hard drives, SD cards, and USB drives
- Useful for accesssing private notes on shared devices

# Full Page Screenshots
- Tap “Full Page” in system screenshot editor to quickly annotate and send a PDF
- Editor screenshot produces a plain text PDF
- Preview screenshot produces a formatted PDF

# Library Selection Gestures
- Quickly select multiple files in Library
- Slide with two fingers at any time
- Slide with one finger over checkboxes when in editing mode

# Text Selection Gestures
- New text selection gestures
- Copy with a three-finger pinch
- Paste by dropping the text down with three fingers
- Undo with a three-finger swipe left
- See Apple’s documentation for more info

# Content Blocks with Relative Paths
- `../Note.txt` will include a file from the parent folder

# Handoff Improvements
- Handoff now works when both devices have a Library Location with the same name
- Files are handed off using Library paths: `/Locations/GitHub/Readme.md`
- Requires iA Writer 5.3 on both devices

# Other Improvements
- Links to local images are now converted as file URLs
- Fixed link import from Word
- Fixed gif export to Word
- Changed `write` URL command with `mode=append` to create a file if it doesn’t exist
- Improved file modification tracking from some third-party apps
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + iA Writer is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + iA Writer is currently ranked #105 in paid Productivity apps for iPhone, as well as #91 in paid Productivity apps for iPad.
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