Current Version 1.2
Author Information Architects
Price $9.00
File Size 762507.0 MB


Crowned as one of the official Mac Apps of the Year. The quintessential writing app for your Mac. iA Writer makes sure that all your thoughts go into the text—and not into the program. With autosave, auto markdown, and focus mode. And finally iCloud...


“I thought TextEdit was simple until I tried Writer.”— Erik Spiekermann

“Minimalism at Its Finest.”― GigaOM

“Two minutes in with @iA’s upcoming Writer app and I’m totally sold. It’s awful damn good.” ― Jason Santa Maria

“I’m not a fan of this whole industry. I am, however, a fan of iA Writer.” ― Lukas Mathis

“A practically ideal writing environment.” ― NZZ

“My search is over.” ― Mark Boulton

“Typing felt fun.”― TNW

“If Dieter Rams designed a writing app, it might be a lot like iA Writer.”— Aaron Weyenberg



1. Auto markdown

2. Auto-indent

3. Focus mode (with typewriter scrolling)

4. Fullscreen

5. Autosave

6. Reading time, word and character counter

7. Easy to find strong blue cursor

8. Custom typeface, carefully set for optimal readability

9. iCloud


1. No preferences: Don't fumble with settings and formatting, write!

2. No noise: It's a writing machine, it hides everything once you start typing

3. No mouse: You can use it without letting go off the keyboard.

4. Currently ONLY LATIN ALPHABETICAL LANGUAGES, GREEK AND RUSSIAN are supported (NO Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Hebrew, Arabic...).


One of our goals was to create a writing app without settings. When opening Writer, all you can do is write. The only option you have is full screen (⌘+CTRL+F) and FocusMode (⌘+D).

FOCUS MODE (patent pending)

It's a common pattern, that, instead of following the voice and fleshing out the text in one go, people start editing before the text is done. In Focus Mode (⌘+D) you write one sentence at a time.

If you ever get caught in one of those moments, where the big white empty window scares you or when you get stuck in the middle of a text: try Focus Mode.


Auto Markdown will help you to format texts without letting off your keyboard. Auto Markdown automatically formats the Markdown language. It's easy. You can learn it in 30 seconds.

To increase the pleasure of writing is exactly what we intended when creating Writer. A better tool doesn't make a better craftsman, but a good tool makes working a pleasure.



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