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

Markdown app for writing in plain text efficiently. Available for Mac, iPhone and iPad. Download on the Mac App Store
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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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