Byword For Mac And iOS Reach Version 2.0, More Publishing Support, Enhancements

Byword is an app for both Mac and iOS that makes writing better and easier with Markdown and today both versions of the app have received a major update, bringing it to version 2.0. Byword first launched as an app for the Mac in March 2011 and arrived for iOS as a universal the following year.

Byword 2.0 for the Mac brings these new additions:

  • Keep scroll position on Markdown preview
  • Copy rich text to clipboard
  • Application Sandboxing
  • Many fixes and improvements

Similarly, the update to Byword for iOS includes:

  • All documents are now downloaded automatically when connected to WiFi for offline availability
  • Full featured offline support in Dropbox including rename, duplicate and delete documents
  • Move and duplicate documents between folders on iCloud, Dropbox and device storage
  • Improved conflict resolution with visual inspection of each conflicting version
  • Better integration with other apps via Open in…
  • Keep scroll position on Markdown preview
  • New font options and adjustable font size
  • Many fixes and other improvements

On top of that, the new updates include a new premium upgrade option that enables publishing to WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, Scriptogram, and Evernote without needing to leave the app to do it. Unfortunately, this feature comes with a price tag. It’s offered as a one-time in-app purchase on both platforms for $4.99.

Byword 2.0 for both Mac and iOS can be downloaded now on the App Store and the Mac App Store.

Image Credit: Cult of Mac

Kaylie lives in Ottawa and got her first Mac in 2007 and is now a fan for life.