When comparing CreaWriter vs iA Writer, the Slant community recommends iA Writer for most people. In the question“What are the best distraction-free word processors?” iA Writer is ranked 1st while CreaWriter is ranked 6th.
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Pro Allows creating ambiance
CreaWriter's main selling point is the fact that it adds atmosphere to its workspace. By default there's a background with a sunset over water and a sound of trickling water, but the background and sound can be changed to anything to create the desired atmosphere.
Along with background and sound, CreaWriter has options for customizing transparency, font size, family and color, status bar information and visibility, etc.
Pro Exports to txt, rtf and doc
When saving a file, CreaWriter does not offer any options, but manually adding an extension will allow exporting to txt, rtf and doc formats.
Pro A free edition is available
If you just want to test the software out or don't need the extra features, a free version is available for download on the official site. A paid version with added functionality is available to donors (5 EUR and up).
Pro Can tell how long it would take to read through what you've written
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 Create whole document by including separate images/markdown docs
This is new and very awesome feature in iA Writer 4.0
Pro Markdown support
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 Available for all Apple devices
iA Writer is available for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
Pro Can export a Word document
Pro Syncs using iCloud and Dropbox
iA Writer can sync documents using iCloud or Dropbox from within the editor for use across multiple devices.
Con Windows only
Con The free version is somewhat limited
The paid version adds useful feature such as word count, text styles (bold, italic, underlined), hotkeys, autosaves, ambient sound volume and customization options such as configurable text color, text areas's color, size, position and transparency, and adjustable ambient sound volume.