Description of App: 


Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your iPhone and iPad.

Key features of Byword

  • Designed to make writing more enjoyable using Markdown
  • Sync text documents across all your Mac, iPhone, iPad devices
  • Take all documents offline to access them anytime
  • Search for text inside all your documents
  • 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
  • Premium feature: Publish to WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, Scriptogram and Evernote

Blog publishing — Premium only1

Publish to WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, Scriptogram blogs and Evernote notebooks from Byword. Posting to your blog with Byword is as simples as:

  1. Write something in Byword
  2. Open Tools and select Publish
  3. Confirm title, tags, categories, etc.
  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, markdown, markdn, mdown, mkdn, markd and fountain.


We are proud to provide a super friendly customer support. If you need help and/or have suggestions, please contact us using the mediums below.

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  1. Requires a one-time in-app purchase for all your iOS devices. Premium on Mac requires a separate one-time purchase. ↩︎

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known



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Device(s) App Was Tested On: 


Accessibility Comments: 

This application is extremely accessible. If you want to write in Markdown, this is the app for you. You can add common Markdown tags with a simple keystroke. And finally, if you have a blog, you can publish directly from the app. *this feature is only available with a 1 time in app purchase.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

If you write in Markdown and MultiMarkdown, then this app is for you. If you publish to a Word Press blog, then this app is for you. And even if you don't know Markdown, the recent addition of keyboard shortcuts, makes adding Markdown tags a breeze.