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Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your iPhone and iPad.

# Key features of Byword

- Designed to make writing more enjoyable using Markdown
- 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
- Premium feature: Publish to Medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and Evernote

# Optimized for iOS 9

- 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 — Premium only[^1]

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

[^1]: Requires a one-time in-app purchase for all your iOS devices. Premium on Mac requires a separate one-time purchase.

# 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 in Version 2.6

- New: 'Open in place' for iCloud Drive documents;
- New: Support for adding a table of contents to Markdown documents using the {{TOC}} placeholder;
- Improved: PDF exporting and printing;
- Fixed crash when adding italics for users that had Accessibility's Bold Text enabled.

If you encounter any issues or have suggestions, please email us at A message on Twitter or Facebook to @bywordapp also works. Thanks for using Byword.


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Customer Reviews

Favorite system

I use this app and Byword for the Mac, synchronizing with iCloud. They help me retain ideas for stories and poems, scraps of things I want to tinker at later at the computer, etc. This could not be a better setup for me. I was a longtime MS Word user, and I liked it well enough, but this is so much more efficient. I love having all my stuff at my fingertips wherever I am. I also love the simplicity of these apps. They really do get out the way and let you write.

I don't use Markdown much, but am getting more familiar with it. So I can't really speak to Byword's implementation of John Gruber's brilliant markup language. So far everything seems to work well in that category.

For me, this is it. I am deeply grateful for this family of apps and use them daily. Devs, if you read these reviews, thank you.

What happened to my document

I have had several lost documents over the past few weeks. Not sure if it's a recent release that has broken thing, if I am doing something wrong, or if this is just the behavior of the app as I am using it more.

I have written a long post in ByWord only to discover that it didn't save to iCloud. Coming back to the ByWord app I only see a portion of my document with most of it just gone. This has happened to me several times and I am not sure how to prevent it from happening again. Having been burned I probably won't continue to use this app, which is a shame because it has most of the features I need.

Various issues

I'd like to create a new document and have it directly saved on a storage provider. I can only see how to edit existing documents from a storage provider, or how to create a new local document that I cannot then easily move.

Also. Storage and document provider storage is nice. But I would prefer direct integration of other services that works as well as Dropbox and iCloud Drive.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $5.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6
  • Size: 6.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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