Byword makes writing easier on your iPhone and iPad.

# Key features of Byword

- Designed to make writing with Markdown easier
- Sync text documents across all your Mac, iPhone, iPad devices
- Take all documents offline to access them anytime
- Filter documents by searching all text (Find & Replace inside documents coming soon)
- Alternate dark theme for extra comfort in low-light situations
- The most complete Markdown support including footnotes, tables and cross-references
- Export Markdown documents to PDF and HTML documents
- Publish to Medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and Evernote

# Optimized for iOS 11

- Search documents directly from iOS 9 Spotlight;
- Multitasking and split screen on iPad;
- 3D Touch shortcuts to create new document and access most recent documents;

# Blog publishing

Publish to Medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and Evernote from Byword. Publishing your story with Byword is as simple as:

1. Write in Byword
2. Open Tools and select Publish
3. Confirm metadata
4. Publish

# More features

- List continuations
- TextExpander snippet expansion
- Word and character counters with live update
- Extensive VoiceOver support for visual impaired users
- Spell and Grammar checking and Dictionary lookup
- Keyboard shortcuts for formatting and navigating between screens

Here are some ways to use Byword in your life:

- For posting to your blog without using clunky web interfaces and risking losing your work
- 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

# Rich text warning

Byword for iOS only works with plain text formats. Supported file extensions are: txt, text, md, mmd, markdown, markdn, mdown, mkdn, markd and fountain.

# Support

We are proud to provide a super friendly customer support. If you need help and/or have suggestions, please contact us using the mediums below.


What's New

Version 2.8.5

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Great Mac App, pretty good iOS app


Byword is my go-to distraction free writing app on the Mac and I used it on iOS for a while— but unfortunately the slow Dropbox syncing led me to explore other solutions for iOS. It seems like updates this year might have fixed this so hopefully it’s better now.

I had Byword configured for a Dropbox folder that I use for journal entries and it has a couple hundred markdown files in it plus two sub folders with some text, markdown and a couple of old rtf (rich text) files in them. When I opened up Byword it would hang on ‘Downloading items’ or ‘Syncing Items’ for minutes and it made me nervous to open recent files and create possible conflicts in my Dropbox. That was a big blocker when I just wanted to open the app and start writing. I recently reinstalled the app and also removed the rtf files from this Dropbox folder (just in case) and things seem to be better— fingers crossed.

Don't Know What I Did Without It

Dolce’s Mom

I absolutely love Byword!! I am a fairly prolific blogger and post on numerous sites. Byword makes it so much easier and faster to do my thing. I also love that I can write a few words, leave the app on one device and come back to it on another without missing a beat. Highly recommend this app.

Still Going Strong


I've been using this app for a few years solid now and it's been fantastic. With a recent update the Dropbox syncing temporarily stopped working, and I reached out to the dev. Jorge responded immediately and noted that a fix will be released shortly. This is that fix! Thank you Jorge.


Metaclassy, Lda
8.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Metaclassy, Lda.
In-App Purchases
  1. Publishing Free


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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