First Draft Pro vs iA Writer

iA Writer prioritises focused writing tools, that embrace simplicity. First Draft Pro prioritises collaboration and story-telling, with tools to help you focus.

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Focus & collaborate

First Draft Pro enables you to work with your co-writers and editors in a focused, distraction-free virtual workspace.

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Powerfully simple

First Draft Pro favors a simple interface, with shortcuts and clever settings that help you to start writing right away.

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Cloud-based magic

With First Draft Pro, your work is cloud-based from the start. So, you get all the benefits of good cloud software.

Compare features

Writing preferences are very personal! Pick tools that suit your process 😊

Apps & Access
Web app
Native app
Google SSO
Add multiple collaborators
Synchronous co-authoring
Shared comments
Share with readers
Writing Tools
Scene shuffle
Wiki-style notes linking
File management
Markdown support
Track changes
Version history
Full version forthcoming
Focus Tools
Focus features
Goal tracking
Projects Supported
Non-fiction & academic
Script writing

Still unsure?

First Draft Pro is the best writing app for writers who want the pros of working online, and who are storytellers at heart.

It gives you the power of collaboration and provides you with additional tools to help you manage a long and unwieldy manuscript.

Focus is important to us too, which is why First Draft Pro removes distraction and favours simplicity.

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