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Super-clean writing space with a lot of configurability that stays out of sight when you don’t need it.
- Gorgeous plain-text writing environment
- Silky-smooth typing experience
- Deep personalization options (Pro)
- Minimal Markdown formatting
- Syncs with iCloud
- Writes and edits texts with AI (GPT, OpenAI)
- Publishes drafts to Medium, WordPress, or Ghost
- Exports to PDF, HTML, RTF, or clipboard
- Works seamlessly across your iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Get Focused, start writing. We think Focused is the new benchmark for markdown writing apps that will enable you to really focus on your work.
No clutter, no distractions. Just a perfectly crafted set of tools to help you write and stay focused on the task at hand.
Need to hit a word count, or stick to a character limit? Focused keeps you on target without cluttering your workspace.
The dog will never eat your homework again - Auto Save keeps your content safe, with Versions support to retrieve an edit.
Filter out life’s distractions with 8 calming soundtracks that aid your focus, allowing you to concentrate on your writing.
Focused is built to help you write for the web without the need to know any code - Focused generates it all for you.
Never leave the keyboard again, with comprehensive keyboard shortcuts to help you structure and format.
Whether you’re writing a paper or a blog post, you’re at your most productive when you focus. In addition to Focused’s minimal design, Zen Mode heightens your focus with a choice of eight carefully selected soundtracks. Perfect to help you relax and create great content, no matter what your deadline may be.
Stay focused on the paragraph (or sentence) at hand with typewriter mode. Vertically center your copy and choose whether you want to fade out the surrounding text for even fewer distractions.
Markdown app for writing in plain text efficiently. Available for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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.
All your documents, on all your devices. With iCloud and Dropbox, you can create documents in Byword on your Mac and access them on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. And vice versa. You can edit them from anywhere, on any device you use.
Export & Publish
Byword includes complete Markdown support. Preview your documents in app, export to HTML, PDF, rich text, or publish directly to Medium, WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr and Evernote.
iWriter Pro is elegant and minimalist text editor with built-in MultiMarkdown support.
Clean and Simple
iWriter Pro is designed to be easy yet powerful text editing app. It provides distraction-free writing experience with a bunch of handy features.
Markdown is a good way to format your text, apply styles, insert lists and block quotes. iWriter Pro automatically highlights text as you type.
Use iCloud to store your documents. You can easily create, view and edit your files on Mac, iPad and iPhone devices.
Markdown Notes for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.
Ready when you need it
Bear works on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so you can write wherever inspiration strikes. Use todos to stay on task across every device.
Link notes to each other to build a body of work. Add hashtags to organize the way you think. Use Face/Touch ID to protect sensitive notes.
Write your way
Bear is perfect for everything from quick notes to in-depth essays. A focus mode helps you concentrate, and advanced markup options are an online writer's best friend. Full in-line image support brings your writing to life.
Packed with beautiful themes and typography and Dark Mode, Bear makes your writing look great before and after publishing.
Keep notes safe
With Bear Pro, you can encrypt individual notes to keep them safe and lock Bear to keep away nosy friends, family, and coworkers. Set a unique password that only you know, use Face/Touch ID to open your notes, and know that your Bear is safe from everyone.
Edit and export
Bear's simple tools take the effort out of writing, whether you need to hit specific word counts and reading times, or you need to convert your writing into PDF and Word docs. With Bear's custom markup shortcuts, you can add style and links with just a tap or keystroke.
The Ultimate Writing App for Mac, iPad and iPhone. Powerful features and a pleasant, focused writing experience combined in one tool, made for people who love to write and write a lot — this is Ulysses.
Like 12 Fingers, 25 Hours a Day
Some things simply work better when you’ve got the right tool. Ulysses’ well thought-out features boost your productivity through the entire writing process; its distraction-free interface keeps you in the flow so you can get things done.
Projects Cannot Get Too Big
Be it college essays, blog posts, or the next Great American Novel: No matter what you’re working on, Ulysses is equipped for managing writing projects of all sizes and ambitions.
Built-In Proofreader and Editing Assistant
Write with confidence: Ulysses’ built-in grammar and style check helps you avoid mistakes and meet the right tone. Available for over 20 languages, it offers suggestions for capitalization, punctuation, semantics, redundancy, style and more.
Let Your Words Shine
After you’re done writing, Ulysses can turn your texts into beautiful PDFs, Word documents, ebooks and even blog posts. Everything is just a click away, with on-the-fly switching of styles and a live preview built right in.
The joy of writing, elevated. A distraction free writing app built with an intelligent editor, smart organization & a design brought to perfection after years of iterations.
The pure joy of bringing words & thoughts to life is what makes writing magical. Unable to write freely, that flow is disturbed. It takes the magic away.
While most apps have a toolbar that makes you choose different options & rest of them support markdown with a syntax that is visible all the time...
Spaces blissfully integrates Markdown & hides all your syntax, as soon as you move your cursor away. It's practically magic!
People loveeeee Spaces
Thousands of people already in love, and we couldn't be happier! Just getting started.
Everything you need
Pin, archive, add to favorites or simply mark your notes as unread to visit them one more time. Sort your content into spaces using hashtags and/or add them into custom filters.
At your fingertips
All your options, spaces & filters available at a swipe with the gesture perfected to milliseconds after 100+ tests so that you get a flawless experience. Every. Single. Time.
An app you can trust
Spaces is built by a truly independant team of passionate people. All your data is synced using Apple Cloudkit.
We don't have access to your data, it is synced directly using Cloudkit, which also powers native Apple apps like iMessage, Reminders etc.