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Mac and iPad app helps you laser focus exclusively on writing

iA Writer for Mac

Digital writing tool, iA Writer for Mac aims to be the opposite of a word processor, it is minimalistic and stripped of almost all features to help any user focus solely on writing content which is great for bloggers and journalists who tend to get distracted with form over function. With DropBox integration, and limited features, it goes a long way for extreme focus. iA Writer says, “A better tool doesn’t make a better craftsman, but a good tool makes working a pleasure.”

It has no preferences, all you can do is write. The only options are full screen or FocusMode and no mouse or pointer is required, as the”automatically formats semantical entities such as headlines, lists, bold, strong, block quotes using markdown.”


  • “I thought TextEdit was simple until I tried Writer.” —Erik Spiekermann
  • “Brings that hyperfocused aesthetic to word-processing.” —WIRED
  • “A Beautiful and simple design lets you concentrate on writing.” —The Guardian
  • “Writer has out-innovated Apple. Writer is actively designed to help you write.” —Fast Company
  • “Astonishingly simple, everything goes away except for the writing experience.” —Stephen Fry
  • “Delighted to discover the iA Writer app for iPad. I don’t know how I lived without a text editor till now. Dropbox integration is sweet.” —Tim O’Reilly

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Marti Trewe reports on business and technology news, chasing his passion for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses to stay well informed in the fast paced 140-character world. Marti rarely sleeps and thrives on reader news tips, especially about startups and big moves in leadership.


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