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Updated Marked improves document previewing

Marked is a great tool for previewing your web writing, whether in Markdown or HTML format. A big update adds new preview styles, change markers, syntax highlighting, Scrivener and Leanpub project support, and more.

Index Card for iPad

Index Card delivers on its promise of organization by index cards, but extremely rough interface choices compromise the experience.

Clean Writer Pro lets writers focus on writing

Clean Writer Pro 1.2 is simple and offers limited formatting options, letting writers worry about writing rather than formatting.

OmmWriter Dana helps you focus when writing

It's difficult for the developer of a minimalist writing app to peg exactly what a particular user will like and which features can be removed. But if OmmWriter's interface decisions work for you, it's a solid writing tool with a couple unique features for helping you concentrate.

Smultron is a capable and inexpensive text editor

Smultron is a capable, inexpensive, and easy-to-use text editor with iCloud support built in, although it could use some improvements when working with multiple files.

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.