- 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
The best markdown tool available
Most of the features I want: the ability to write book-length texts in one document (others fail at about 10,000 words per document). Reasonable markdown preview. Save across the cloud. Low price. Cool.
..currently, the iOS version of this app is crashing when I open files between 50k and 400k words. The desktop app doesn't crash. I can use a combination of apps but I'd love to use just one.
Only practical for Markdown users
Been using the Desktop version for several months now. Really enjoyed writing Rich text based documents on my computer with this app. When I finally bit the bullet and purchased the iOS Version, I unfortunately discovered after the purchase that the iOS version does not support Rich text. That detail was at the very bottom of the description and to be fair I made an assumption that the iOS version of the app would work the same as the desktop version. I can’t understand why rich text is not supported, and if I had known (I guess it’s my bad for not reading every single bit of description all the way to the very bottom) that I would be unable to sync those types of documents across devices, I would’ve gone with a different platform.
Please Byword, if you’re reading this just add rich text support already, you’ll make your user base much happier and then we don’t have to write dumb reviews like this one...
Great Mac App, pretty good iOS app
Byword is my go-to distraction free writing app on the Mac and I used it on iOS for a while— but unfortunately the slow Dropbox syncing led me to explore other solutions for iOS. It seems like updates this year might have fixed this so hopefully it’s better now.
I had Byword configured for a Dropbox folder that I use for journal entries and it has a couple hundred markdown files in it plus two sub folders with some text, markdown and a couple of old rtf (rich text) files in them. When I opened up Byword it would hang on ‘Downloading items’ or ‘Syncing Items’ for minutes and it made me nervous to open recent files and create possible conflicts in my Dropbox. That was a big blocker when I just wanted to open the app and start writing. I recently reinstalled the app and also removed the rtf files from this Dropbox folder (just in case) and things seem to be better— fingers crossed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.