By removing all distractions and extraneous visual noise, iA Writer caters to those who want to only focus on the words. It also includes a number of other features that attempt to make writing more intuitive and streamlined when using a touchscreen device.
Totally clean: iA Writer does an excellent job of presenting you with a totally blank slate to work on.
Syncing feature: The syncing feature on iA Writer ensures that work you do on one device is reflected immediately on the same file across all your devices. The app is available for iPhone and iPad on iOS, but is also available on your Mac for OS X. You can opt to use either iCloud or Dropbox to perform your synchronization.
Keyboard extension: iA Writer created a keyboard extension that contains commonly sought commands. This includes the ability to move back and forth through text easily, without having to fiddle with dropping a cursor in the exact right spot, which was a very welcome feature.
Working with multiple files: If you're working on a project that requires juggling multiple files, there is no option for tabbed work or another way to seamlessly and quickly switch between documents, which restricts the types of work the app is suited for.
If you prefer to work only on a single file at a time, this app is excellent. It has a great keyboard extension, syncs well, and looks great. Only if you need to work on multiple documents might you find it lacking.
From Information Architects:
Your program is the single most useful and remarkably clever invisibly so device for writing that I can name. Augusten Burroughs, bestselling authorBeautiful and simple ***** The GuardianEverything goes away except for the writing experience ***** Stephen FryWriter has out-innovated Apple ***** Fast CompanyINNOVATIVE WRITING TECHNOLOGY- Keyboard extension with and punctuation keys- Focus Mode lets you concentrate on the current sentence (iPad only)- Custom typeface optimized for iPhone and iPadESSENTIAL, EASY TO USE INTERFACE- Polished to be easy and clear- No formatting settings to fiddle with- No complicated interactionsSAVE AND SYNC- Seamless sync between Mac, iPad and iPhone- Real-time iCloud sync with folder support- Dropbox integrationNOTE1. Writer has no formatting settings: with Writer you cannot fumble with fonts and colors. All you can do is write.2. Currently only Latin Alphabet languages plus Chinese, Greek, Japanese, and Russian are officially supported (NO Vietnamese, Thai, Hebrew, Arabic etc support yet).3. Writer uses plain text files, such as .txt and .md (but not .doc or .docx), in UTF-8 encoding.TALK TO US- Visit ia.net/writer/ios for information about iA Writer for iPad and iPhone- Visit ia.net/writer/support/ for support and feedback- Get writing inspiration on Facebook at facebook.com/iawriter- Let us know what you think on Twitter @iAWriterWe look forward to hearing from you! Information Architects Inc.
What's new in this version:
ESSENTIAL, EASY TO USE INTERFACE- Polished to be easy and clear- No formatting settings to fiddle with- No complicated interactions