Developer: Metaclassy, Lda.

Current Version: 2.8.1

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 3.3 MB - Download


Byword makes writing notes and long-form texts easier on your Mac.

# Key features of Byword

- Designed to make writing easier with Markdown
- Sync text documents across all your Mac, iPhone, iPad devices
- Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts for extra efficiency
- Alternate dark theme for extra comfort in low-light situations
- The most complete Markdown support including footnotes, tables and cross-references
- Export documents to PDF and HTML documents
- Publish to Medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and Evernote

# Blog publishing

Publish to Medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and Evernote from Byword. Posting to your blog with Byword is as simples as:

1. Write something in Byword
2. Open File menu and select Publish
3. Confirm metadata
4. Publish

# More features

- List continuations
- Typewriter scrolling mode
- Great text manipulation helpers
- Word and character counters with live update
- Spell and Grammar checking and Dictionary lookup
- Extensive VoiceOver API support for visual impaired users

Here are some ways to use Byword in your life:

- For posting to your blog without using clunky web interfaces
- For research, meeting and class notes
- To write that important email without being distracted
- To capture ideas and notes and have them available in all devices

# Enhanced for macOS Sierra

- Tabs: Merge multiple documents in one window (Window > Merge All Windows)
- iCloud Drive: Sync your documents seamlessly across your devices and apps
- Handoff: Start writing on your iPhone and pick up where you left off when you sit down at your Mac
- Split screen: In case you need an extra window side by side for research
- Full screen: Get even more immersed in your words
- Autosave: Time to stop worrying about saving your work
- Versions: Review past iterations of your compositions
- Resume: Always open your documents where you left off
- Tags: A powerful new way to organize your files

# Support

We are proud to provide a super friendly customer support over email. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact us using one the methods below.

Email: [email protected]


Release Notes:

Improved compatibility with future versions of macOS.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.3
Review by C#J#

Fantastic - If anyone is considering buying iA Writer PRO or iA writer, please look no further than this app. This app has empathy for the user. It has limited settings, and is simple, but the settings it does have, are those that matters most. You can change the font size and make sure you can read it. iA Writer doesn’t do that. That’s something extremely small like “oh why would I Want that", but it is ridiculously important, because when you need it most, when you’re foaming at the mouth with inspiration, and you gotta be like “oh shoot how do I make this text bigger again, gosh my eyes are getting old” and by the time you have opened the program, figured out how to get the text bigger, realize it isn’t big enough, and THEN switch to another app (probably Byword) you’ll have forgotten EVERYTHING you ever wanted to write or accomplish in your entire life. Very much like taking a sticker off an apple. I really do love this app, and it’s iOS counterpart. The only thing it misses are text analyzing features, which you are in Marked 2, and they are even better than the analyzing features in iA Writer Pro. Trust me. I’ve tried them all. Peeled off all the stickers on all the apples.

Found helpful by 41 out of 43 people
Version 2.0.1
Review by AJ Tsuki

I paid for this app and it turns into crippleware? - So this is a pretty simple text app. What it does, it does well but with a very limited feature set. I paid for it originally for its Markdown capabilities but its no better or worse than any other text app that works with Markdown. Now the developer decides wouldn't it be cool to make another 50% off of me, throwing up offers and greyed out functionality. No its not cool. The future of Mac apps is In-App-Purchases? That's a sucky future. And this app is not special enough to bother with.

Found helpful by 58 out of 68 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.8.1
Review by The Gard

Byword is a great app! - Love its ability to publish directly to several of the popular blog sites. Great price.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 2.8.1
Review by penkapp

Checklist and Marked support, please - - [ ] Thing to do - [ ] Another thing to do - [x] This is done “Open in” would also be very welcome.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.8.1
Review by Dolce’s Mom

LOVE Byword - Love this app. Makes it so easy to write on the fly! Don’t have to remember to save and seamlessly transitions from device to device. Then when I’m ready to post on my blog to covert to Word, bada boom, bada bang. It also makes citing references very easy. If you write a lot, you gotta have ByWord!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.8.1
Review by Argon Torr

It’s uh... ok - It’s ok but I don’t understand why everyone seems to have been drinking the kool-aid on this one. “Simplicity” in this case means 1. lack of features and 2. hefty price tag. It can’t do any rich-text to markdown conversion; it can’t edit rendered markdown; and the only in-line text markup you can show is bolded/italicized text. #Title? No, same size, just bolded… None of these things, by the way, would detract from the usability or visual simplicity, but I’d hope for in an app that’s received this much praise. So you’re thinking, what does it actually do? You write in it, I guess. Pass. Use textedit + markdown python library and code it yourself or heck even just use Xcode’s editor for markdown and save the $11 on literally anything else. Random developers make $0.99 with more features than this, and just as ‘simple’, i.e. “I didn’t bother actually putting in any features”. Make this app $3 OR allow editing of markdown within the preview and it’ll get a 5-star rating from me. Not holding my breath for either of those.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.8.1
Review by iCaspar1

Indispensable - No frills, distraction-free writing at its best. I write nearly everything in Byword. I’ve been using it for about 5 years.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people