- Adjusted font size in Markdown preview and export
- Bug fixes in Dropbox synchronization
- Enable password auto-fill when setting up WordPress or Tumblr
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Not a bad app, but Dropbox syncing is hopeless
I like this app -- it's one of the few that gets it about right for note-taking and writing in iOS. The interface is clean and uncluttered and not over-designed. A lot of other apps have an over-the-top aesthetic.
It suffers from very slow and inconsistent syncing with Dropbox, both over WiFi and cellular. It often just fails to find files at all, leaving me with an incomplete list of files to work on. Other times, it falls out of sync and creates a conflicted version of a file.
A real shame, because this could be my ideal app if only it got that basic function right.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.