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iA Writer
iA Writer
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iA Writer free download for Mac

iA Writer

Version 6.0.6

Professional writing suite (was iA Writer Pro).

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iA Writer 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 version 6.0.6

Updated on Feb 02 2023

Note: The downloadable demo is version 6.0.3; the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 6.0.6.

This update fixes a few small bugs. It includes all the great features in iA Writer 6:

Wikilinks
  • Wikilinks make it easy to connect, browse, and rediscover your writing
  • A [[wikilink]] is a link from one text file to another
  • To make a wikilink, just type [[ and the name of the file you would like to link
  • Autocomplete suggests files from your Library
  • Open the linked file using the Open Link button in the keyboard bar, ⌘-click, or ⌘⏎
  • If the file doesn’t exist, it’ll be automatically created and ready to type
Navigation History
  • Navigation history keeps track of the files you recently opened using wikilinks, Library, or Quick Search
  • To go back and forward on iPhone, swipe right or left anywhere in the document
  • To go back and forward on iPad, swipe right or left with two fingers anywhere in the document on screen
  • Or hold ⌘ and swipe right or left on a trackpad
Lightning Menu
  • Fast access to your favorite formatting commands and features, right from the keyboard bar
  • Available starting with iOS and iPadOS 15
  • Fully configurable in Keyboard settings
Split Preview on iPad
  • Added ability to show Preview side-by-side with Editor
  • Enable in the Preview appearance menu
  • Scrolls in sync by default, configurable in Interface settings
Hashtag Improvements
  • Hashtags can be now added anywhere in text
  • Autocomplete suggests hashtags as you type
  • Consistent styling for hashtags and other links
  • Show a hashtag in Quick Search using the Open Link button in the keyboard bar, ⌘-click, or ⌘⏎
Autolinks
  • All web links and email addresses are automatically detected
  • Open a link in browser or compose a new email using the Open Link button in the keyboard bar, ⌘-click, or ⌘⏎
  • Control how wikilinks, hashtags, and autolinks are exported in Markdown settings
Content Block Improvements
  • To add a content block, type / at the beginning of a line and the name of the file you would like to include
  • Autocomplete suggests files from your Library
  • A path to a file is no longer required. Filename-only content blocks automatically find the nearest matching file
  • Open a text content block using the Open Link button in the keyboard bar, ⌘-click, or ⌘⏎
  • If the content block file doesn’t exist, it’ll be automatically created and ready to type
Metadata
  • All-new metadata engine enables powerful new features
  • Provide variables to text content blocks, width and height attributes to image content blocks
  • Supports Markdown in metadata variables
  • Define global metadata in Markdown settings
Look and Feel
  • Completed tasks are faded and crossed-out
  • All-new highlight colors: yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and green
  • Choose your favorite highlight color and configure completed task appearance in Editor settings
Editor Improvements
  • Editor automatically inserts closing brackets
  • Select text and type an opening bracket to wrap selection in matching brackets
  • Added indent width setting
  • Changed strikethrough shortcut to ⌥⌘U
  • Changed highlight shortcut to ⇧⌘U
  • Changed code shortcut to ⌘J
  • Added code block command with shortcut ⇧⌘J
  • Disabled spell checking, autocorrection, autocapitalization, and smart punctuation in code
  • Set up ⌘E shortcut to use selection for find
  • Changed shortcut to mark task as completed to ⌥⌘X
  • Redesigned find bar works much better with hardware keyboards, and provides direct access to matching style and case sensitivity on iOS and iPadOS 15
Other Improvements
  • Changed Library shortcut to ⌃⌘S
  • Task list items are searchable with Smart Folders and Quick Search using [ ] and [x]
  • Added ability to show and sort by date created in Library
  • Added fuzzy Library Path matching to Quick Search
  • Added an option to always show Editor and Preview toolbars, configurable in Interface settings
  • Deleted folders and files are moved to Recently Deleted in Files app starting with iOS and iPadOS 14
  • Integrated system menus on iOS and iPadOS 15

Information

License

Shareware

Size

26.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://ia.net/writer/

Downloads

4195

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.11 or later
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brice-edu
brice-edu
Feb 10 2020
5.4.3
5.0
Feb 10 2020
5.0
Version: 5.4.3
Excellent application if you want to boost your productivity while writing. Templates are quite good as well.
blockme
blockme
Jun 4 2019
5.2.7
4.5
Jun 4 2019
4.5
Version: 5.2.7
Better than Scrivener because I focus on writing now. Links would be nice though.
benam
benam
Oct 26 2018
5.1.3
4.0
Oct 26 2018
4.0
Version: 5.1.3
A very helpful writing tool that helps me focus on the content rather than on its presentation.
LeroyMorrison
LeroyMorrison
Jun 1 2018
5.0
0.0
Jun 1 2018
0.0
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.
williamreis8
williamreis8
Feb 9 2018
4.1.3
4.5
Feb 9 2018
4.5
Version: 4.1.3
best
InspiredLife2
InspiredLife2
Oct 6 2017
4.0.4
0.0
Oct 6 2017
0.0
Version: 4.0.4
This app appears to have doubled in price. It's now $19.99. Looks like the macupdate page needs updating.
Funjoy
Funjoy
Jul 26 2017
4.0.3
4.0
Jul 26 2017
4.0
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.
mariabeatty111
mariabeatty111
Nov 30 2016
4.0
3.5
Nov 30 2016
3.5
Version: 4.0
not bad
jsmm
jsmm
Oct 14 2016
3.2.6
3.5
Oct 14 2016
3.5
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.
xcoxco
xcoxco
Mar 2 2016
3.1.2
4.5
Mar 2 2016
4.5
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.
Anastasio
Anastasio
Nov 13 2015
3.0.3
0.0
Nov 13 2015
0.0
Version: 3.0.3
No demo version = no purchase.
Filp
Filp
Sep 29 2015
3.0.1
5.0
Sep 29 2015
5.0
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.
Svenster
Svenster
Sep 28 2015
3.0.1
1.0
Sep 28 2015
1.0
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.
Gazman
Gazman
Sep 28 2015
3.0
0.0
Sep 28 2015
0.0
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).
dreamfactory
dreamfactory
Jan 4 2015
1.4
0.0
Jan 4 2015
0.0
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
Zx81
Zx81
Oct 2 2014
1.2
0.0
Oct 2 2014
0.0
Version: 1.2
How can this app have a 5 stars rating on MU most recent updates page?
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Apr 4 2014
1.0
0.0
Apr 4 2014
0.0
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"?
F451
F451
Dec 26 2013
1.0
0.0
Dec 26 2013
0.0
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).
brice-edu
brice-edu
Feb 10 2020
5.0
Feb 10 2020
5.0
Version: null
blockme
blockme
Jun 4 2019
4.5
Jun 4 2019
4.5
Version: null
viniskate
viniskate
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Version: null
benam
benam
Oct 26 2018
4.0
Oct 26 2018
4.0
Version: null
flosit
flosit
Aug 23 2018
3.5
Aug 23 2018
3.5
Version: null
williamreis8
williamreis8
Feb 9 2018
4.5
Feb 9 2018
4.5
Version: null
Funjoy
Funjoy
Jul 26 2017
4.0
Jul 26 2017
4.0
Version: null
anonymous-octopus-3320
Jul 8 2017
5.0
Version: null
mariabeatty111
mariabeatty111
Nov 30 2016
3.5
Nov 30 2016
3.5
Version: null
Mithoo
Mithoo
Nov 28 2016
5.0
Nov 28 2016
5.0
Version: null
jsmm
jsmm
Oct 14 2016
3.5
Oct 14 2016
3.5
Version: null
drbillyshears
drbillyshears
May 10 2016
4.0
May 10 2016
4.0
Version: null
xcoxco
xcoxco
Mar 2 2016
4.5
Mar 2 2016
4.5
Version: null
adrian-bliss88
adrian-bliss88
Dec 11 2015
3.5
Dec 11 2015
3.5
Version: null
Leonledragon
Leonledragon
Dec 2 2015
2.0
Dec 2 2015
2.0
Version: null
Filp
Filp
Sep 29 2015
5.0
Sep 29 2015
5.0
Version: null
Svenster
Svenster
Sep 28 2015
1.0
Sep 28 2015
1.0
Version: null
jazztrane
jazztrane
Apr 26 2014
5.0
Apr 26 2014
5.0
Version: null
Elbeavers
Elbeavers
Dec 27 2013
0.5
Dec 27 2013
0.5
Version: null
Mindplay
Mindplay
Dec 26 2013
0.5
Dec 26 2013
0.5
Version: null
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