Are there people here that are familiar with iA Writer?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by App Downloader, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. App Downloader macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2011
    I have iA Writer for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and I use it for an easy alternative for iWork Pages and Microsoft Word. It think it's really good, but I think there should be a way to turn off and turn on some of the features (you probably even need a preference window for that, something like a right-click control would be awesome).

    Also, I feel that the iCloud syncing isn't very great, and it is slow at times, and the I sometimes can't even open some files on my iOS devices.

    Still, two problems don't kill it, and it's still one of my 4-5 star apps.

    For people who don't know about it, you guys can check it out by these links.
    Mac Version
    iPhone & iPad Universal Version
  2. Kate. macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2009
    I use it on my Mac. I primarily write in Scrivener which has it's own full screen composition mode but when I need the extra motivation, I use Writer. It's beautifully designed to achieve its primary function: forcing a writer to write without distraction. Very few options to mess around with, no files to organize, no fonts to choose. And I love the little "Reading time" timer that pops up in the bottom corner when my fingers have been idle too long. Markdown support is a nice bonus although I can't say I use it that often.

    I save all my files to Dropbox so I can't comment on the iCloud issues you have. I'll be picking up my first iPad in the next month or two and Writer will be one of the first apps I put on it. It truly is a great tool for any writer's toolbox.
  3. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    I love iA Writer, and use it between my Mac and iPad. I have not had any iCloud issues.

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