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Marked 2 review: Preview and improve your online writing on the fly

This fantastic utility shows you live previews of your Markdown-, HTML-, and XML-formatted files, helping you improve the readability and appearance of your Web content.

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Ulysses III review: Document writing and management in one

Ulysses III is an excellent tool for Markdown-based writing, and its document-management features provide quick access to everything you've written.

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Write for Mac review: Solid note-taking app doubles as a Markdown editor

Write for Mac straddles the line between a good note-taking app and a solid Markdown text editor.

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The best focused-writing apps for OS X

Looking for a great app for writing articles, blog entries, and other short bits of prose? We take a look at the best focused-writing apps for the Mac.

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OmniOutliner 4 Pro review: Top-notch Mac outliner gets a new interface

The best outliner processor for the Mac improves, but it’s not without some rough edges

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Word for iPad review: The new standard for Microsoft's word processor

Microsoft made the right decisions (mostly) when creating Word for iPad. The result is a word processing app that's a pleasure to use.

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Blinky review: Real geeks write on curved CRT monitors

Nowadays, the world is flat when working on your Mac. Blinky is a writing app that brings you back to the days when real computers had curves.

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Writer Pro review: Text editor works well (if you work its way)

There's no doubt the Mac and iOS text-editor apps offer unique some features. But to take advantage of those features, you'll need to twist your workflows to suit the apps, not the other way around.

Calca review: A text editor that's also a math wiz

When you need to work in text and perform calculations, Calca is a powerful tool.

Pages 2.0 for iOS review: iPad version mirrors Mac version in ease of use, features

Pages 2.0 is a definite improvement over its predecessor, offering all the features you need to make great-looking documents on your iPad or iPhone,.