iA Writer Classic (was iA Writer) is a digital writing tool that makes sure that all your thoughts go into the text instead of the program.
The first feature that is unique to iA Writer is something called ‘Focus mode’. This feature does two things. Firstly, it puts the cursor in the middle of your screen and keeps it there. As a result, your eyes are always in the same place and never have to move. Combined with fullscreen mode, this is a guaranteed recipe for distraction-free productivity.
Here is what makes iA Writer different:
- Character: No preferences. It is how it is. It works like it works. Love it or hate it.
- Signal vs Noise: Focus mode allows me to think, spell, and write one sentence at a time.
- Speed: Writer works without mouse. Automarkdown formats semantic entities such as headlines, lists, bold, strong, block quotes written in markdown.
Note: Currently only Latin alphabet and Russian languages are supported (no Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Hebrew, Arabian…).
iA Writer – Simple, beautiful
For starters, it has a beautiful font, Nitti Sans, which is one of the most attractive monospace fonts I’ve ever seen. It has its own library (iCloud, Dropbox, or a local folder), handles Markdown very well, by making text bold or italic, or turning links gray, and includes a built-in Markdown preview. It can export in a variety of formats (Word, HTML, PDF, etc.), displays statistics, and works with Handoff.
- Intel, 64-bit processor
- OS X 10.9 or later