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Information Architects, Inc. , brings iA Writer with a number of new features along with the usual bug fixes. iA Writer app has been update to version 1.6 with several major changes and improvements. App release that improves performance, provides several new options.
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Overall Satisfactionclick me84
Hands down the best text editor on the iPad.
This is obviously the best word processor out there.
It is the worst word processor I've ever seen-- one font.
which I consider to be mandatory for a note taking app.
but what I could really use is a TAB key.
your writing will get disorganized for lack of a tab key.
Hands down best text editing app for iPhone.
This is the best writing software in existence.
and it has yet to disappoint with its simplicity and ease of use.
Oh wait there's no undo button.
Fun & Engagingclick me88
I'll be using it all the time.
I'm using it all the time.
Awesome text editor.
The most awesome writing app yet.
Awesome writing app.
Usefulnessclick me75
I write everything in markdown so this is super handy.
This app has everything you need to concentrate on your work.
simple useful wring app.
Production Valuesclick me89
Also great interface for writing on the keyboard side.
Clean and easy interface for writing.
Ease of Useclick me82
This is however a very barebones word processing app.
Makes any other text editing software seem gaudy and overindulgent.
and easy to transfer my writing from one medium to another.
Reliabilityclick me31
Security & Privacyclick me82
Having the ability to password protect works in progress.
Password protection and a direct print function.
I'd expect: the ability to password -lock individual files.
Needs new features--such as the ability to password documents.
one tap automatically synchronizes everything with your DropBox account.
Writer also allows linkage to your DropBox account.
Updates & Supportclick me92
Markdown down support is great.
I love the iOS version and the Mac App Store version.
Especially useful when paired with the OSX version.


"Information Architects’ new Writer app brings that same hyperfocused aesthetic to word-processing."--WIRED


"The Perfect iPad Writing App"--Gizmodo


"Finally: The Writer for creative writing"--Fontblog


"If you like writing, see the excellent Writer from @iA… (If you don’t like writing, this may change your mind.)" -- Liz Danzico


"an intriguing app" -- Khoi Vinh


"as good as everyone is saying. I’ve so much writing to do on my trips, so £2.99 well spent." -- Simon Collison

iA Writer
Tags :   writer ,   writing ,   design ,   focus


"I’ve been using the beta for a while and it’s truly awesome." -- Vitor Lourenço


"‘Writer’ from @iA is a beautifully crafted application for the iPad. If you write, buy it." -- Mark Boulton


"perfection in every way." -- Beautiful Pixels


"Excellent work. Writing just got better" -- Aza Raskin




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.


Writer has no graphic settings or formatting features. It avoids all distracting glitz in the user interface and puts all the beauty in the shape of the text. It uses an interactive logic that helps you concentrate, find your orientation and express yourself. With Writer all your thought goes into what you write, not how your writing looks.


For the iPad version we also added Dropbox synchronization, punctuation and arrow keys.




1. FOCUS MODE creates a noise free writing space. No auto-correction, spelling errors, toolbars, scrolling, editing, cut/copy/paste to distract you moving forward in your text. Focus Mode blurs out everything except the latest three lines of text you were working in. The idea is to activate it when you get stuck, blinding out everything else.


2. GOOD TYPOGRAPHY is not just pretty to look at. It facilitates the process of reading. If you look at text as an interface, typography is its usability. Common text editors are typographically weak (small font, tight leading, random measure, lack of whitespace). In addition, few people have the professional skills to design digital text. In Writer, font type, text size, column width, leading and contrast are carefully set for the best reading experience both in portrait and landscape mode.


(Writer uses a monospaced font called Nitti Light created and optimized for iPad by the type wizards at Bold Monday. The font transports the provisory character of drafting and forces you to read slowly and precisely without being tedious to look at.)


3. READING TIME gives you an approximation of how long it will take to read your text. Cursor time shows you in minutes and seconds up to where the cursor is.


4. KEYBOARD EXTENSIONS provides arrow keys and punctuation. We disabled smart quotes to keep you focused on what you say and not how you type. The suggestion to get rid of smart quotes is not a nerd`s wish, it came from a grandmaster of type (Erik Spiekermann).


5. DROPBOX allows web synchronization of your documents from iPad to the cloud, seamlessly, so you don`t have to spend time syncing with iTunes.




CONCEPT & DESIGN: Oliver Reichenstein
CODE: Raphael Schaad


BETA TESTERS & CONTRIBUTORS: Erik Spiekermann, Scott Thomas, Khoi Vinh, Mike Rundle, Liz Danzico, Aza Raskin, Patrick Algrim, John Boardley, Paul van der Laan, Vitor Lourenço, Mark Boulton, Om Malik, Marcos Weskamp, Craig Mod, Joshua Brewer, Antonio Carusone, Aegir Hallmundur, Jürgen Siebert, Indra Kupferschmid, Alan van Roemburg, Paul Bakaus, Jean Snow, Alexander Limi, Matt Roberts, The Design Observer Group, Robin Sloan, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Guido Mingels, Wolfgang Blau, Stefan Seiz, Giovanni De Mauro, Stephan Seidt, Kari Pätilä, Moritz Zimmer, Edial Dekker, Daisuke Don Horie, Christian Steinert, Jay Nelson, Nobuyuki Hayashi, Matthew Solle, Paul Baron, Dan Oliver, Bodhi Philpot, Anatole Varin, Juho Viitasalo, Michael Donohoe, Ben Sekulowicz, Takeshi Tanaka, and the Legendary Shane Berry.


Special thanks to Yumiko and Akira.


The iA Writer is now available for $0.99 for iPad owners. The application is supporting English language. It weighs in at only 10MB to download. It is highly advisable to have the latest app version installed so that you don`t miss out on the fresh new features and improvements. The current app version 1.6 has been released on 2014-11-27. For ensuring consistency with the device you should take into account the following app compatibility information: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
More Info: Find more info about iA Writer in Information Architects, Inc.`s Official Website :


which I consider to be mandatory for a note taking app. found in 42 reviews
for me great functionality for capturing thoughts on the go. found in 4 reviews
considering these things are simple text editors. found in 15 reviews
This remains my go- to app for writing down basically anything. found in 32 reviews
and I've used it to get through some tough writing tasks. found in 7 reviews
The extra keyboard row and Dropbox sync capability are icing. found in 24 reviews
Seamless integration with Dropbox and Writer for Mac is killer. found in 4 reviews
from music lyrics to brainstorming for short stories or comics. found in 13 reviews
but like I said I just use this for journaling. found in 6 reviews
especially the word-by-word and letter-by-letter arrow keys. found in 27 reviews
a voice to text plugin like Dragon. found in 11 reviews
Great for writing notes in class or for writing for pleasure. found in 24 reviews
and it integrates seamlessly between my iPhone. found in 8 reviews
Hands down the best text editor on the iPad. found in 101 reviews
I use this for creative writing and love everything about it. found in 18 reviews
and it has yet to disappoint with its simplicity and ease of use. found in 6 reviews
It makes the Apple IPad keyboard much more user friendly. found in 11 reviews
making it great for first drafts and shorter pieces. found in 21 reviews
Easy to use and stays out of the way of creativity. found in 5 reviews
I'm writing a book and an autobiography and it works great. found in 6 reviews
It is impossible to add italics. found in 4 reviews
it lacks a night mode for writing in dark environments. found in 10 reviews
but I prefer using a Bluetooth keyboard for extended writing. found in 3 reviews
things that could be improved: needs a tab key. found in 16 reviews
and a tab and double space feature would be nice. found in 3 reviews
Writer lacks the ability to create folders to organize documents. found in 28 reviews
if you need to write long documents I would look elsewhere. found in 9 reviews
my favorite app needs an update for iOS 8. found in 3 reviews
9 and still we can't change font and size. found in 4 reviews
I can't open my word documents with this program. found in 4 reviews
but I wish it handled the iPad split keyboard better. found in 3 reviews
Needs Search Function. found in 2 reviews
It's missing a few features I would like such as page numbering. found in 4 reviews
This app does not support Markdown like the Mac version does. found in 5 reviews
Needs Dropbox Caching. found in 2 reviews
But could use support for Google Drive and Skydrive. found in 5 reviews
Lacking features to ease transition into desktop editing. found in 3 reviews
a search function would be really handy. found in 7 reviews
Please add a Tab button. found in 7 reviews
No autosave feature with the Dropbox support. found in 25 reviews
Nor is there a way to adjust the font size. found in 5 reviews
Oh wait there's no undo button. found in 5 reviews
Completely unintuitive for saving to dropbox. found in 44 reviews
You can't change the font size and the keyboard is massive. found in 54 reviews
You cannot search for file names or keyword searches as well. found in 5 reviews
no font options no adding photos. found in 8 reviews
It is the worst word processor I've ever seen-- one font. found in 7 reviews
After I send cant write new document. found in 13 reviews
because there is still no folder support. found in 9 reviews
Horrible file management rears it's ugly head. found in 10 reviews
There were no issues with my internet connection. found in 7 reviews
Don't count on importing Word docs. found in 5 reviews
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Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
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iOS iA Writer 1.6 Mobile

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