iA Writer at Mac App Store analyse

App power index: 1512 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
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Developer: iA Labs GmbH
Price: 0 free
Current version: 4.1.3, last update: 2 months ago
First release : 19 Dec 2013
App size: 11.8 Mb
4.3 ( 2593 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 33.26k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 13.61k
Estimation App Cost


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“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

iA Writer is designed to provide the best digital writing experience: Keep your hands on the keyboard and your mind in the text.

Include images from Library in your documents (.png, .gif, .jpg)—images are uploaded to Medium and WordPress when sharing a draft. Include comma separated value files as tables in your documents (.csv), or create advanced tables using MultiMarkdown. Build a manuscript from several chapters, embed source code files as code blocks, or nest text files into each other.

Note: Embedding only works for files in the same folder (or subfolders) as the master file. You can’t embed files in a parallel or higher directory.

iA Writer now comes with an integrated library for all your documents. With a swipe to the right you have easy access to all your texts in one place.

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

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.

With seamless Dropbox and iCloud sync, iA Writer keeps your documents safe and at hand on whatever device you are using when inspiration strikes.

- Integrated document Library
- Synchronized scrolling Markdown Preview
- Beautiful Preview templates with curated fonts
- Add your own custom templates too
- Focus Mode fades all but the current sentence, for maximum concentration
- Convert formatting to Microsoft® Word .docx, and back again
- Also export formatting to HTML and beautifully styled PDF
- Share drafts to Medium and WordPress
- Auto Markdown formats text on-screen
- Night Mode
- Real-time iCloud and Dropbox sync
- Reading Time; plus sentence, word, and character count
- Customized for Retina displays
- Handoff support
- Full screen for total immersion in the text

- 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.
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Available in countries
Country Price
Canada 27.99 CAD
China 128 CNY
France 21.99 EUR
Germany 21.99 EUR
Italy 21.99 EUR
Netherlands 21.99 EUR
Portugal 21.99 EUR
Spain 21.99 EUR
Poland 10.99 EUR
UK 19.99 GBP
India 999.99 INR
Japan 999.99 JPY
Poland 94.99 PLN
Russia 999.99 RUB
Turkey 89.99 TRY
USA 19.99 USD
Korea, Republic Of 21.99 USD
Ukraine 19.99 USD
Available for devices
MacDesktop,

Latest version iA Writer: 4.1.3

- All hell breaks loose: iA Writer now comes with an additional duospaced font. Latin characters only for now. Configurable in Editor preferences
- Added actions to create blockquotes
- Renamed File > Open Quickly to Window > Quick Search
- Added support for TeX math expressions in all templates
- Added smart tables, for example: =(2 + 7) or =(TOTAL)
- Fixed an issue on El Capitan which prevented launch
- Fixed an issue where PDF header and footer pages reported incorrect paper sizes
- Fixed an issue where non-Latin characters could be hidden in code blocks
- Improved list indentation
- Included GitHub template with night mode support
- Improved text editing performance
- Improved stability

Apps Changes History:
  • 2 months ago: New App Version 4.1.2 ☛ 4.1.3
  • 2 months ago: New App Version 4.1.1 ☛ 4.1.2
  • 2 months ago: New App Version 4.1 ☛ 4.1.1
  • 2 months ago: New App Version 4.0.4 ☛ 4.1
  • New App Version 9.99 -> 0
  • 5 months ago: New App Version 4.0.3 ☛ 4.0.4
  • 7 months ago: New App Version 4.0.2 ☛ 4.0.3
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 4.0.1 ☛ 4.0.2
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 4.0 ☛ 4.0.1
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 3.2.6 ☛ 4.0
Great for students

I love this app for taking notes in school or watching tutorials online. I just split my screen and have great fun with it. It would be perfection if I could export it directly to Evernote, because of iA Writer’s great—and simple—formating and writing tools.

Super App!

Ich bin wirklich zufreiden mit dieser App. ich habe vor kurzem die Markdown Unterstützung in unserem Wordpress Blog aktiviert und habe mit dem iA Writer das perfekte Gegenstück dazu gefunden. Allerdings fänd ich schön, wenn ich „(Frühjahr 2014)“ markiere und anschließend sage, dass diese Markierung kursiv sein soll, dass folgendes Ergebnis dabei heraus kommt: „*(Frühjahr 2014)*“ leider entsteht hier dann aber „(*Frühjahr 2014*)“.

Kaum Features

Schön - aber mehr ist es nicht. Mir fehlen wirklich Sachen, die das Programm kann. * Syntax-Highlighting von Code-Passagen, die zum Beispiel mittels ```java ``` definiert werden können. Das konnte jeder andere billigere Markdown-Editor den ich gesehen habe. * Es ist offenbar nicht einmal möglich, Bilder einzubinden. * Die Layouts, in die exportiert wird, sind fest. In der Vorschau sieht es schön aus, aber sobald man nach HTML exportiert, fällt alles auf die Standard-Formatierung zurück. Schriftarten, (Farben, wenn es denn welche gäbe), alles ist weg. Das ist halt das Problem, dass man im Apple AppStore die Produkte nicht selbst testen kann, bevor man sie kauft und eine Rückerstattung wird es wohl auch nicht geben.

Markdown+macOS+iOS+iCloud Drive = the best workflow for writing

Se cercate un software di scrittura che consente di scrivere in Markdown indifferentemente su macOS e su iOS e, nello stesso tempo, non vi costringere a incorporare i vostri documenti in formati proprietari ma gestice l’archivio in formato .txt in modo del tutto trasparente su iCloud Drive, allora iA Writer è l’applicazione che fa per voi! Complimenti agli sviluppatori.

Synchronized Scrolling… Isnt

I’m a customer of the original iA Writer. I was excited to upgrade because of the synchronized scrolling feature, but it doesn’t work. The preview scrolls much too far; the source does not keep up. (This is on a Macbook Pro 15", not sure if the screen size affects it.) It seems to work a little better if you scroll all the way to the bottom first, and then all the way back up, but you have to do this every time. Also, the syntax highlighting is not super accurate. It seems to have trouble with words that are sometimes adjectives, sometimes verbs. Not a problem for me because I don’t use the feature, but I thought I’d mention it for those who are interested in this feature.

Definetly Worth the Money.

I have to say that this app is money well spent. Having the ability to look up verbs, nouns, and adjatives are something I really enjoy when using this application. Of course, it is no replacement for Word, but this application does get the job done. It is not meant to replace Word, it is meant to be for those who like to use Markdown when formatting their work.

Good writing experience, bad management.

The writing experience is exceptional. However, the file management doesn’t quite live up to its fame. For example, you can’t go to the parent folder in the library, and there is no tree-like expansion where you can easily see all the files in a folder.

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