There are many applications for which we can write documents. From the app Notes, Pages, pass to Word
Simple, excellent iA Author
The first thing to note is that IA Author is a writing tool for others concrete requirements. The focus is on producing plain text in a simple format. It's good, for example, to write in the news media or on the Internet. It is very useful for articles such as a manuscript, book or personal journal.
If we want a tool to add more photos, put footers on them, play with them images, sizes, or colors we need to focus on tools such as pages.
To the author of the iA clear and clean of design The interface is combined with a reduced number of options where you can bet to create an easy-to-use and clean-looking app.
Three concepts: Archiving, writing and production
The author is, conceptually three parts: the one related to the organization of our archives, the one related to writing and what we might call the production of writing in the background.
First of all we get file management. The app stores all of our documents in the iCloud folderOr we may decide to use other services such as Dropbox, for example, or a local folder. Inside the application folder we create folders that we want to keep our entire product organized.
In this organization we can use #labels in the text used by the app. A program that allows us to look at our texts in an efficient and easy way. Also, we can use it smart folders which filters different text by attribute, such as the origin of the keyword, its found folder or its last conversion date.
The app disappears completely, becoming a simple fabric, you and the text.
In the text field we find a white canvas (or even black if we use this mode in settings) where we can see the text only. As a format, An iA author uses a dropdown, which we can use bold, italics, lists, topics and links in particular.
While writing it can work in focus mode, where the app only highlights a sentence or paragraph at the center of the screen. In addition to visual effects, focusing on a particular part of the text can be very helpful when writing. In addition, the app has a way of highlighting the dictionary dictionary. The idea is to separate verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, suffixes, and nouns by looking at them again clear the text of all the nonsense.
In what we have called the post-product AA Writ gives us many tools. Most importantly Preview that allows us to read the text as it will be on the web. In this mode we can see embedded images and links with formats. In addition, the app allows you to send direct documents to WordPress, Medium or Ghost, three great platforms for blogs and books.
The iA author has a Mac, iPhone and iPad app, so why not mention it? because apart from the similarities in functionality (Split View, multitasking, black mode, etc.) and literally in design, in all the operating systems the app completely disappears. Have a simple cloth, you and the text.
We can buy the IA Author for Mac (€ 32.99) in the Mac App Store and iPhone or iPad (€ 9.99) in the App Store.
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