The size of the on-screen keyboard on the iPad means that it is perfectly usable for extended periods of writing. But as any writer will attest, it is all too easy to get distracted from the job at hand. iA Writer is a word processor that features a minimalist interface that enables you to focus on writing and little else.
There are no settings to configure, no fonts to choose between, just a blank page ready to receive your words. Despite the fact that you are working with a virtually blank page, it is still possible to accessed app features such as undo with finger gestures. A custom keyboard is also available that includes more keys that usual so there is no need to keep switching between keyboard mode to enter punctuation.
The app can be used to synchronise files with Dropbox so they are available for use on your Mac or PC without the need for manual file transfers. Used in conjunction with a Bluetooth keyboard, iA Writer can be switched to full screen mode so there are even fewer distractions when you are working.
The app can be used as your sole word processor, something to jot down ideas on the move, or anything else involving words. Coming at such a low price, there is no reason not to try out this iA Writer if words are part of your life.
A simple app that will be welcomed by serious writers - and the price makes it almost irresistible.