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 13

- Dark mode support to match iOS preference;
- Search documents directly from iOS Spotlight;
- Multitasking and split screen on iPad;
- Shortcuts to create new document and access most recent documents right from application icon.

# 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, rmd, 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 2.9.3

Fix for the 'New Document' button not working in some cases

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Poromies ,

My first Mardown app

Byword was my first Mardown app. I have used it for several years, mainly for short reports and notes that do not require a full word processor. It has a minimalist interface and is an efficient and enjoyable app to use. I used it with Dropbox in the past, but now use it with iCloud so do not have the sync problems some reviewers report.
I like Byword, but it has a couple of shortcomings for my needs. Firstly, it no longer seems to export to Evernote. Secondly, I tend to forget the more obscure Markdown syntax and Byword only offers a few, standard items on its menu.
I still use Byword and I would be sorry to move away from it, but I am starting to look at alternatives.

oldmankit ,

Beautiful, but with two glaring issues

The first time you use this app, you want to love it. It's just so beautiful. Working with a bluetooth keyboard on a longer text document, with the markdown syntax highlighting, is like a dream come true. It's beyond what you could even ask for.

So it's with real reluctance that I say that each of these two issues takes one star off my review:

1. Scrolling issues. When I'm scrolling through a long document (without a bluetooth keyboard connected), it occasionally jumps back to where the cursor is. Not a big deal, except it happens quite often. More of an issue is trying to select large blocks of text, which can be impossible. It just refuses to scroll while you highlight.

2. Sync. The sync with Dropbox is almost perfect. However, if you're using cellular, it only syncs one file at a time: the file you are working on. It will not sync a whole folder. (I even emailed support to ask about this, and they confirmed my suspicions and did not say they have any plans to implement it.) So every time you want to open a file, you have to wait for it to sync. If you are using this as your main, everyday notes app, you will get annoyed by the amount of seconds wasted syncing every time you want to open a different file.

enteq ,

Dropbox sync loses changes if items are moved or renamed on another device

I’ve been using Byword on iOS for some time to edit text files which I sync with other devices over Dropbox.

Everything works fine as long as you don’t move or rename your files or folders. If you do, it silently stops syncing without notifying you. By the time you realize, there are lots of un-synced changes - and there’s no way to list them, so you don’t know what data hasn’t synced. This means your changes are effectively lost.

I contacted the developer about Dropbox sync issues and they didn’t bother to reply. Therefore I’ll need to look for another app which supports Dropbox text file editing and works.


Metaclassy, Lda
9.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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