Byword!

Markdown app for writing in plain text efficiently. Available for Mac, iPhone and iPad. Download on the Mac App Store http://bywordapp.com/mas
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Download on the App Store Draft a blog post, write that story or complete a school report wherever you are. Use Markdown to format text with easy keyboard shortcuts, subtle syntax highlighting, word counters with live update, and much more.

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  • StackEdit

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