Byword 4+

Metaclassy, Lda.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 35 Ratings
    • £5.99



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

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What’s New

Version 2.9.3

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 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.

MikeOfAlsager ,

Fits between a Note Editor and a full blown Word Processor

Very nice clean interface, sufficient Markdown support for my needs, and a Mac version available too. I synch my files using iCloud which seems to work without a problem. Never tried it with Dropbox so can’t comment.

jmsgwd ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Metaclassy, Lda., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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