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Byword is a solid text editor for Markdown-focused writing

Though not ideal for non-Markdown writing, if you use Markdown and want a minimal tool to write with, Byword is a good choice.

Weekly Wrap: Apple's busy week, Mountain Lion wishes, and more

This was a significant week for Apple: It settled lawsuits, met with shareholders, and bought a company. Oh, and let's not forget it's only been a week since the company unveiled Mountain Lion to the masses, and we've spent much of that time pondering the forthcoming OS update.

WriteRoom offers distraction-free writing without removing flexibility

If you want a minimalist tool for writing, WriteRoom is likely to have all the features you need. But unlike some other distraction-free writing tools, you can still personalize your writing environment.

MiJournal 1.1 offers simple tools for daily logs

MiJournal by GoToes Software, is an application that aims to make journaling and content sharing easier.

Holding out for an ePub hero

The ePub format has been available for almost five years, and yet our tools to build these books are as primitive as early 1990s HTML. iBooks Author is a start, but Macworld staff editor Serenity Caldwell is looking for something more.

Why I use Scrivener for business writing

Scrivener was designed for writing fiction. But it turns out to be a great tool for business writing, too. David Sparks explains.

Subplot helps writers focus on characters, plot

Subplot is designed to help you focus on creative writing.

Day One is a polished journaling tool

Bloom Built has put together a polished journaling tool for storing your personal thoughts and experiences.

Bare Bones Software BBEdit 10.1 is a robust and full-featured text editor

New users will find plenty to like in the new BBEdit 10.1 text editor, especially users who are outside of BBEdit’s core constituency of programmers. . But if you’re a codehead, you get better ways to work with your code. Everybody wins.

App Guide: iPad writing tools

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Participating in National Novel Writing Month? These iPad apps can help you meet your daily word count goals.