IA Writer 4 (ia.net)

almost 7 years ago from , Design Lead at Bitly


  • Max LindMax Lind, almost 7 years ago

    I can't say enough good things about IA Writer... pivotal to my workflow. I'm really excited about 4.

    Also, related -- Markdown-Content-Blocks spec, always a breath of fresh air to see companies take the sharing approach...

    We’ve published an introductory spec on GitHub to get the ball rolling. Hopefully, content blocks based on file transclusion will become a thing beyond iA Writer. One day all Markdown editors may work like that, but, as IBM famously said, why wait?

    7 points
  • Benjamin WilBenjamin Wil, almost 7 years ago

    I like the /image.png "Caption" syntax a lot. I'm wondering if the caption also applies to the alt text?

    5 points
    • Account deleted almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

      It is, yes. Be aware, though, that alt text should describe the content of an image to users that are unable to see it. There’s no such implicit role for figure captions.

      Also, from WebAIM:

      Alternative text should not be redundant (be the same as adjacent or body text).

      1 point
  • Nice ShoesNice Shoes, almost 7 years ago

    My go to writin app. Has been for a while.

    3 points
  • Jonathan SimcoeJonathan Simcoe, almost 7 years ago


    The new inception-like Transclusion looks amazing!

    3 points
  • Ryan GloverRyan Glover, almost 7 years ago

    That video and its music were ace.

    2 points
  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 7 years ago

    This looks really cool, but I wonder what the path is relative to when you store stuff in iCloud?

    2 points
  • Th. MTh. M, almost 7 years ago

    As someone who used IAW for project organisation and loose notes, they've lost me to Bear.app.

    2 points
  • Jonathan NemargutJonathan Nemargut, almost 7 years ago

    Simplenote is still my go to. The only features I want out of a "Notes app" are sync and tagging. IA Writer is a beautiful app, I'm just worried it's becoming too feature packed.

    1 point
    • Adam WAdam W, almost 7 years ago

      I'm a huge fan of Simplenote as well. The lack of any kind of feature bloat is part of why I like it so much too.

      0 points
  • Dominic SebastianDominic Sebastian, almost 7 years ago

    Love iA writer, and these updates looks solid. Only wish would be to switch between files without having to save/discard changes. The behaviour Atom Editor has is sooo much nicer when you're working across multiple files

    0 points
    • Anton Sotkov, almost 7 years ago

      iA Writer only asks to save / discard changes if ‘System Preferences → General → Ask to keep changes when closing documents’ is enabled. If it’s disabled, iA Writer will automatically save documents without a prompt.

      0 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    Anyone using Ulysses instead? Does iA have any advantages over it (aside from the smaller price)?

    0 points
  • Phil Smith, almost 7 years ago


    0 points