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Our favorite Markdown writing app for the Mac


Byword strikes the perfect balance of being simple, delightful, customizable, and powerful.
iA Writer

Our favorite Markdown writing app for iOS

iA Writer

iA Writer provides the best mix of editing tools, preview features, and exporting options in an app that's very user-friendly.
Day One

The Best Journaling App for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Day One

For a classy journaling app that works on all your devices, you can't do better than Day One.

The best text editor for macOS


Atom’s price, functionality, and approachability when it comes to package management and settings make it our choice for the best text editor for macOS for most people.

The Best Pro Writing App for Mac (and iOS)


Ulysses is the best pro writing app because it's easy to use, not distracting, and extremely powerful.

Apps we love


We love TextExpander because it works across multiple platforms (including Windows), is easy to set up and use, and has a straight-forward business model.

The best WordPress client for macOS


MarsEdit is a powerful and convenient WordPress client for macOS that is easy to use, full of features, and well-designed.
Google Docs

The best online, collaborative document editing suite

Google Docs

Google Docs is the best online, collaborative document editing suite because it's dependable, easy to use, and easy to share with others.

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What we published, and links of note

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