Byword vs Fading Note

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Byword

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

$5.99

Fading Note

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Students, Businesses, Professionals

Pricing

Free

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Most popular feedback for Byword

Byword is comparable to iA Writer and WriteRoom in that they are all lightweight, distraction-free writing apps. However, iA Writer has more features than the others. Byword's strength is its ability to export and publish directly to Blogger, Evernote, Medium, Tumbler, and WordPress. For budget-minded writers who compose reasonably short pieces for the web, it's a fine option. That said, we would like Byword to add a library tool and templates, plus improve its saving options.

Jill Duffy

About Byword

Writing is made simpler on the iPhone and iPad with Byword. # Important aspects of Byword - Created to facilitate writing Markdown - Sync all of your Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices with text documents. - Turn off all documents so you can access them at any time - Use the text search to filter documents (Find & Replace inside documents coming soon - An alternative dark theme for added comfort in dim lighting - The most comprehensive Markdown support, with cross-references, tables, and footnotes - Export Markdown files as PDF and HTML files - Post content to Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress, Medium, and Evernote # Suitable for iOS 13 - Support for dark mode to match iOS preferences; - Use iOS Spotlight to directly search documents; - Split screen and multitasking on the iPad; - Direct access to the most recent documents from the program icon and shortcuts for creating new ones. #Blog posting From Byword, you can publish to Medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, and Evernote. It's easy to publish your tale with Byword: 1. Type in Word 2. Click Tools and choose Publish 3. Verify the metadata 4. Release # More attributes - Continued lists - Snippet expansion in TextExpander - Live updating word and character counters - Comprehensive VoiceOver support for users with vision impairments - Spelling and grammar checks, as well as dictionary searches - Shortcuts on the keyboard for formatting and switching between displays You can use Byword in the following ways: - To avoid utilizing cumbersome online interfaces and losing your work when posting to your blog. - For class, meeting, and research notes - To focus on writing that crucial email without getting sidetracked - To record thoughts and notes and make them accessible across all devices Rich text caution Only plain text formats are compatible with Byword for iOS. Txt, text, md, mmd, rmd, markdown, markdn, mdown, mkdn, markd, and fountain file extensions are all supported.

About Fading Note

The Fade Note widget is an easy-to-use addition to your home screen that fades into the background until the moment it is required to be seen. Each note that you set will prompt you to select a time and date before fading out of view until eight hours before it is necessary for you to view it. After that, it will gradually come back into view until it is fully visible at the time that you specified. Discover at a glance what requires your immediate attention. The notes that you create with FadingNote will gradually disappear as time passes thanks to the app's unique functionality. Because it is deleted in order from the notes that are not updated, you can use it to create sentences that you want to keep as a temporary record. This is because it is deleted in order from the notes that are not updated. You also have the option of adding a star to prevent the post from being automatically deleted. You have a choice between the 9 different colors used for the background. This app does not include any additional sophisticated features of any kind. It is recommended for people who do not want to delete their notes manually. On the screen for editing notes, you have the option to display either the number of lines or characters. You have a choice between the 9 different colors used for the background. Notes that have not had any changes made to them, such as text editing, are automatically deleted after the default setting of one day. The hourglass icon located at the top left of the note list screen allows the user to set the number of days before the note is moved to the trash. After 10 days, notes that have been moved to the trash will be deleted for good. If you edit a note and give it a star, the note will not be removed from your device if you later decide to delete it. This application will contain advertisements.

Byword reviews

I feel iOS version is better than Mac version. Would love to see a safety mechanism from deleting files or folders by accident. As of right now, all you have to do is swipe a file or folder to expose the delete button. One touch and file is gone. I accidentally deleted a file once from grazing the button by accident. There needs to be a pop up menu or something to prevent that. Thanks for listening

- OneCornerstone

Been using the Desktop version for several months now. Really enjoyed writing Rich text based documents on my computer with this app. When I finally bit the bullet and purchased the iOS Version, I unfortunately discovered after the purchase that the iOS version does not support Rich text. That detail was at the very bottom of the description and to be fair I made an assumption that the iOS version of the app would work the same as the desktop version. I can’t understand why rich text is not supported, and if I had known (I guess it’s my bad for not reading every single bit of description all the way to the very bottom) that I would be unable to sync those types of documents across devices, I would’ve gone with a different platform.

- clarkeleland

Byword is my go-to distraction free writing app on the Mac and I used it on iOS for a while— but unfortunately the slow Dropbox syncing led me to explore other solutions for iOS. It seems like updates this year might have fixed this so hopefully it’s better now. I had Byword configured for a Dropbox folder that I use for journal entries and it has a couple hundred markdown files in it plus two sub folders with some text, markdown and a couple of old rtf (rich text) files in them. When I opened up Byword it would hang on ‘Downloading items’ or ‘Syncing Items’ for minutes and it made me nervous to open recent files and create possible conflicts in my Dropbox. That was a big blocker when I just wanted to open the app and start writing. I recently reinstalled the app and also removed the rtf files from this Dropbox folder (just in case) and things seem to be better— fingers crossed.

- bikemike

Pros & cons

Byword

Pros
Distraction-free writing app with support for Markdown language
Lets you publish directly to popular websites
Inexpensive, one-time cost
Cons
Not useful for long-form writing
No library or tools for reference materials
Lacks templates

Fading Note

Pros
If you add a star to a note from the note edit screen, it will not be deleted automatically
Notes in the trash are permanently deleted after 10 days
Notes that are not updated, such as text editing, are automatically moved to the trash (default is 1 day)
Cons
Banned in certain countries
Needs VPN
Ads will appear in this app

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