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iA Writer

The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music. The key is focus. What you need to write well i...

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
Avg rating of 3.6 (5)| 8 comments

What is iA Writer?

The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music. The key is focus. What you need to write well is a spartan setting that allows you to fully concentrate on your text and nothing but your text. Many professional writers use SimpleText or Textedit because these are the only writing programs that are totally distraction free. But text editors are not perfect. That's why we made Writer.

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iA Writer Features

  1.  Distraction-freeiA Writer has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
  2.  Support for MarkDowniA Writer supports MarkDown for document formatting.
  3.  Support for LaTeXiA Writer supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
  4.  Syntax HighlightingiA Writer supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
  5.  Works OfflineiA Writer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
  6.  Dark ModeiA Writer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.

iA Writer information

  • Developed byInformation Architects
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license)
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.6
  • Alternatives105 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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It's iAWriter is lightweight, fast and completely macOS (not some kind of weird Electron cross-platform app like so many editors today). You can copy your texts out as Markdown, HTML or formatted. Or save as Markdown or export in other formats. When a writer gets to know iAWriter it's like a perfect tool or sports instrument, it's balanced and weightless in your hand. Updates are free (at least for many, many years) and frequent.

For more detailed information, I have written a quite detailed comparison review of Markdown editors for macOS: foliovision.com/2017/02/markdown-tables

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Very nice iOS interface, can handle Files app.

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Android app is poorly implemented. Cannot open markdown files, can barely browse device files.

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Meybe on mac is ok but on Windows this editor is buged super laggy bad port and so anoing, same as on Android. Apple cant write any app on windows coz he dont know how... My PC is OP 32GB ram RTX2060super with 8GB ram and M2 drive still simple Markdown editor cant run properly, shame... And i must add Polish spell check manualy.

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I buy version on windows and is shity as hell port is broken super slow program laggy as hell i cant write with full speed coz i not see what i typy in real time... This is joke. Meybe on mac work good but on win 10 not... I must add polish ductionary coz not implemented out of box and if i use pdf wiev is not auto updated ony i must press refresh button. So bad. And no cheep.

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Mark Text and Zettlr are FOSS. Why bother with this?

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Good that Android app is free. This is a fuss free Markdown writing. But I don't like that their desktop version is paid. But at least due to the text format you are not tied to them. You can edit your files using any other app in desktop.

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  • Writing tool
  • Text Editor
  • Note-taking

iA Writer platform details

Mac

OS X 10.6 or later

iPad

File transfer requires DropBox account.

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