Files with iwa file extension are saved in compression and encoding file format used to store Apple iWork document archives. These contain style settings for sheets, tables and other metadata.

There is one other file type using
the IWA file extension!

empty icon.iwa - IBM Writing Assistant text document

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Software that open iwa file

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IWA file extension - Apple iWork document archive

What is iwa file? How to open iwa files?

File extension iwa is associated with Pages, Keynote and Numbers applications bundled as iWork office suite for Mac OS X (macOS) and Apple iOS operating systems.

A typical .iwa file stores data related to iWork document, like style settings for sheets, tables and other metadata. Usually, these files are stored in file included in document bundle (pages, numbers, keynote).

IWA format uses Snappy compression format and replacing Index.xml file that stores the same content. IWA format is better to transport documents through iCloud. It is also simplify reading and editing of iWork documents on iOS devices with slower processors and less RAM.

Updated: November 13, 2023

The default software associated to open iwa file:

Pages for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logoPages for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

iWork Pages is popular word processor for Apple Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. It is a part of iWork office suite. Pages can be also used as a page layout application. Apple distributed Pages with 140 document templates for creating letters, résumés, posters, and outlines. Pages can open documents from Microsoft Word, AppleWorks, Rich Text, PDF and EPUB.

Numbers for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logoNumbers for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Numbers for Mac allows you to create gorgeous spreadsheets. Get started with one of many Apple-designed templates for your home budget, checklist, invoice, mortgage calculator, and more. Add tables, charts, text, and images anywhere on the free-form canvas. As soon as you start typing a formula, you'll get instant suggestions and built-in help for the over 250 powerful functions.

Keynote for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logoKeynote for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple Keynote is a profession presentation software for Mac OS X (macOS). It allows users to easily create rich presentations and slideshows. It is available for Mac, iOS and as on-line service. It exports presentations to PDF, QuickTime, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, HTML and PowerPoint formats.

iWork icon

Apple, Inc. logoiWork  On-line services software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

iWork was office productivity suite for Apple Mac computers. iWork contains Pages word processor, Numbers spreadsheet editor and Keynote presentation software.

iWork for Mac is obsolete product. Pages, Numbers and Keynote are now distributed as a stand-alone applications for Mac and iOS via App Store and as a cloud service accessible from Apple's iCloud web.

Help how to open:

Iwa is a part of document bundle and without other parts of document bundle is useless.

How to convert:

Apple iWork apps are able to transform pages, numbers and keynote files to other file formats.

Find conversions from iwa file:

iwa to excel

iwa to numbers

iwa to word

iwa to xlsx

List of software applications associated to the .iwa file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open iwa file, edit iwa file, convert iwa file, view iwa file, play iwa file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting iwa files.

Software that open iwa file - Apple iWork document archive

Programs supporting the exension iwa on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open iwa file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with iwa file by default:
Pages for Mac small icon Pages for Mac
Numbers for Mac small icon Numbers for Mac
Keynote for Mac small icon Keynote for Mac

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