Byword App for iPhone Review

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Byword app for iPhone is a text editor that is simple yet extremely functional. It is clutter free, and has markdown support and publishing capabilities, making it a digital writer’s best accessory. You can get Byword app for $4.99 from iTunes App Store.


One aspect that you immediately take note of is Byword’s slick minimalistic design that gets rid of features that usually clutter the UI, therein letting you focus on getting your work done. Even though it does not compromise on its functionalities, it certainly strikes a balance between a tool aimed at power users and one aimed at the average user who might just want an editor to type text. Byword for iPhone is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your iPhone. In fact, it is one of the apps with most complete Markdown support including footnotes, tables and cross-references. Using Byword, you can also export Markdown documents to PDF and HTML documents. The app only works with plain text formats. The supported file extensions include txt, text, md, mmd, markdown, markdn, mdown, mkdn, markd and fountain.

Byword App for iPhone

The publishing feature needs to be purchased separately. You can publish to WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, Scriptogram blogs and Evernote notebooks from Byword. Other premium features include TextExpander snippet expansion, spell and grammar checking and Dictionary lookup, keyboard shortcuts for formatting and navigating between screens, and extensive voice over support for visual impaired users. The app also syncs text documents across all your Mac, iPhone, iPad devices. If you use Byword in iPad, you might find it a bit cluttered on the iPhone screen. But once you get used to it, typing on Byword won’t be a problem. The app is compatible with iOS versions iOS 7 or higher.


Byword is a feature rich, yet simple to use text and markdown editor for iPhone. For bloggers, it provides an easy platform to quickly write, edit and publish articles all from within the same working environment. However, the publishing option is a premium feature that you got to purchase. On the flipside, you can’t edit an article once published. The app is capable of syncing documents across all your Apple devices. To sum it up, a useful tool for blogging, research, meeting or preparing class notes. Check it out.

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