When comparing Draft vs iA Writer, the Slant community recommends Draft for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note-taking app?” Draft is ranked 30th while iA Writer is ranked 52nd. The most important reason people chose Draft is:
Draft supports [Github style Markdown Todos](https://github.com/blog/1375-task-lists-in-gfm-issues-pulls-comments).
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Pro Markdown to-dos
Draft supports Github style Markdown Todos.
Pro Hemingway Mode
Draft will turn off the ability to delete anything in the document. It will be possible to only write at the end of what's already written. It won't allow going back; only forward.
"Write drunk; edit sober" -Ernest Hemingway.
Pro Cloud sync
Documents can be imported from cloud services like Dropbox, Evernote, Box, Google Drive.
Pro Version control
With documents shared with Draft, any changes collaborator made by collaborators are on their own copy of the document, and the user gets to accept or ignore each individual change made.
Pro Noise Free Writing Experience removes even the program bar
The Noise Free Writing Experience is one of the first approaches to create a first class distraction-free environment. The feature hides the Mac program bar when you start writing.
Pro A mode that brings focus to the sentence you're working on
Enabling Focus Mode will dim the whole text except the sentence you are currently writing on.
Pro Can tell how long it would take to read through what you've written
Pro Markdown support
Pro Syncs using iCloud and Dropbox
iA Writer can sync documents using iCloud or Dropbox from within the editor for use across multiple devices.
Pro Create whole document by including separate images/markdown docs
This is new and very awesome feature in iA Writer 4.0.
Pro Can export a Word document
Pro Available for all Apple devices
iA Writer is available for Mac, iPhone and iPad.