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For those who love plain text. FoldingText is the markdown text editor with productivity features. Unlike other editors, FoldingText does outlining, todo lists, and more.

“An incredibly easy-to-use combination of plain text based tools.”
– Pierre Wizla,

“It seems kind of crazy until you start to use it for a bit. Then, it seems like magic.”
– Patrick Rhone,

• Plain text
• Outline formatting
• Fold and Focus to see

Surprisingly Adept
• Capture your thoughts
• Write clear, focused documents
• Organize your work, to-dos, and more.

Plain Text Productivity
• Writing
• Planning
• Scheduling
• To-do Lists
• Note-taking
• And more…

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What's New in Version 2.1

- *New*: Perform math in your documents using .calc
- *New:* Start a timer within your document using .stopwatch
- *New:* Smart pairs for (), {} etc
- Added "Focus Out" menu item
- Renamed .timer to .schedule
- Tons of bug fixes and performance improvements
- See Help > Release notes for more details


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Customer Reviews


I am thrilled with this version. I use it for simple note taking and the ability to collapse headings for notes is excellent. I had been unsing Byword until this update, but it was starting to feel slow and bulky (strange for such a lean app). I really like nvAlt for its speed, but it is not great when you want to focus on one document. Enter FoldingText. I am very glad this new version came out. This app is now back in my dock and Byword has been banished. Thank you for continuing to develop this.

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  • $29.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 6.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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