iA Writer
iA Writer
5.6.1

4.4

iA Writer free download for Mac

iA Writer5.6.1

04 August 2020

Professional writing suite (was iA Writer Pro).

Overview

iA Writer (was iA Writer Pro) is a professional writing suite that gives you full control over your notes, drafts and edits.

  • Workflow: Note - Write - Edit - Read. Each stage has a task-specific typeface and color.
  • Syntax Control scans the syntax of English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish text and highlights your adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions or conjunctions.
  • Precision Writing Tools:
    • Auto Markdown formats text on-screen -- your hands stay on the keyboard
    • Syntax Control introduces syntactic markup for natural language text. It covers English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Patent pending.
    • Convert Markdown to Microsoft Word 2007 .docx, and back again
Features
  • Workflow states
  • Custom typefaces, carefully set for optimal readability
  • In-app preview
  • Reading time, plus sentence, word, and character count
  • Real-time iCloud sync
  • Ready for Retina displays
  • Full-screen

What's new in iA Writer

Version 5.6.1:
Style Check:
  • Improve your writing by getting rid of fillers, clichés, and redundancies
  • They’re automatically dimmed and crossed-out as you type
  • Easy to delete: double-click to select the whole phrase
  • Private: all processing is done on your device
  • Fast: optimized to work in real-time
  • Enable in Focus menu or with Option+Shift+Command+D
  • Built-in patterns for English, French, German
  • Add your own patterns in Editor settings
  • Use the ? button when editing custom patterns to learn how to make them better by providing context, exceptions, and using regular expressions
Other Improvements:
  • Markdown files open up to 350 times faster
  • More responsive when editing large files
  • Editor correctly handles inline code that contains backticks

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How would you rate iA Writer app?

18 Reviews of iA Writer

5
brice-edu
10 February 2020
Version: 5.4.3

Most helpful

Excellent application if you want to boost your productivity while writing. Templates are quite good as well.
(3)
5
brice-edu
10 February 2020
Version: 5.4.3
Excellent application if you want to boost your productivity while writing. Templates are quite good as well.
(3)
4.5
blockme
04 June 2019
Version: 5.2.7
Better than Scrivener because I focus on writing now. Links would be nice though.
(1)
4
benam
26 October 2018
Version: 5.1.3
A very helpful writing tool that helps me focus on the content rather than on its presentation.
(0)
LeroyMorrison
01 June 2018
Version: 5.0
Is this app worth the price? I do a lot of writing but I am not sure if I should purchase it or not.
(0)
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4.5
williamreis8
09 February 2018
Version: 4.1.3
best
(0)
InspiredLife2
06 October 2017
Version: 4.0.4
This app appears to have doubled in price. It's now $19.99. Looks like the macupdate page needs updating.
(0)
4
Funjoy
26 July 2017
Version: 4.0.3
Although I haven't used some of the more epensive direct competition like Ulysses (though I own the previous version) or the unlocked version of Bear Notes, I am very pleased with IA Writer for much of my writing. It's beautiful (custom font, design, even little things like the blue cursor), it's powerful (able to insert links to graphics, pdfs and more) and it's well designed and stable.

I hope to soon try out the publish-to-Wordpress functionality that's built in.

I wish there were some more user customizations but it's a solid app and works beautifully with its iOS version too.
(2)
3.5
mariabeatty111
30 November 2016
Version: 4.0
not bad
(0)
3.5
jsmm
14 October 2016
Version: 3.2.6
Without an Outline panel, I've had to discard this app for editing long documents; that is to say, for all my writing. I've replaced it with Typora.
And for pre-production Marked 2 is better. Though once I have it, I may try to use iA Writer to highlight adjectives, nouns, etc. That's it.
(1)
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4.5
xcoxco
02 March 2016
Version: 3.1.2
iA Writer Pro is a fine app. It does what it claims. It's a no frills word processor for creative ones. I use it regularly. I have never had problems with the software's quality.
(0)
Anastasio
13 November 2015
Version: 3.0.3
No demo version = no purchase.
(1)
5
Filp
29 September 2015
Version: 3.0.1
Like most writers, I keep several apps around. Some I've always liked, some I used to like but now don't use much, and a few I turn to virtually every day. For me there are three of those every-day apps. Scrivener, the workhorse for just about any task. Byword, for quick sketches and direct posting to WordPress. And the current version of iAWriter, which is where I write short fiction and essays. Just what I want.
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1
Svenster
28 September 2015
Version: 3.0.1
Unfortunately I can not get this software to run stably. it keeps crashing on both OS X and iOS which is a shame as I really want to use it.
(0)
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Gazman
28 September 2015
Version: 3.0
As of Version 3 (currently at 3.0.1) iA Writer and iA Writer Pro are merged back into a single program. If you bought iA Writer Pro through the App Store version 3 is a free upgrade. So far I'm liking it much better than the old 'Pro' version with it's convoluted workspaces (writing, editing, notes).
(0)
dreamfactory
04 January 2015
Version: 1.4
There's a 21 days fully working demo on the dev's website: http://iawriter.com/demo/iA-Writer-Pro-1.4-6001.zip
(1)
Zx81
02 October 2014
Version: 1.2
How can this app have a 5 stars rating on MU most recent updates page?
(0)
neartheredrocks
04 April 2014
Version: 1.0
How can the developer dare to name this software "Writer Pro" when there is since years a software by the name "Nisus Writer Pro"?
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F451
26 December 2013
Version: 1.0
Love the concept, but with no trial version how can one objectively decide whether it will work for them? Especially a writing app. Most of the MAS reviews are not good regarding version 1.0 (current version as of my writing this comment).
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4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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