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

4.5 out of 5
23 Ratings
23 Ratings
Matthew Temple @deadnovelist ,

The best markdown tool available

Most of the features I want: the ability to write book-length texts in one document (others fail at about 10,000 words per document). Reasonable markdown preview. Save across the cloud. Low price. Cool.

WB-Dallas ,

Good, but would like better Google Drive support

Overall, ByWord is a strong editor for developing blog entries and other short content.

I am giving five stars, but I would like to see support (or better support) for using multiple Google Drive accounts. This makes sense, since many users have a dedicated GMail account for each blog (or family of blogs). And if you already have this, please make it easier to find. I have my eye on Boxcryptor and other similar encrypted cloud tools, so I hope you grow your support for that as those tools mature and become more widely adopted.

Cloud services tied to email (GMail/Drive, Outlook, GMX, Yandex....) seem like a good idea in general.

And thanks for keeping RTF and HTML. I know most of your users are using Markdown, but I am one of those old timers who tried Markdown and like the older tools better.

If you would grant another wish, add "publishing" to OneNote as well as Evernote.

jmcass ,

Great App!

Byword has everything I need to write without the annoying bells and whistles that finally drove me from Word, which is clearly designed for secretaries (at least I hope it is designed for someone) not writers.


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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