Byword vs Spikenow

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Byword

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

$5.99

Spikenow

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Enterprise, Small Business, Startups, Educations, Organizatios

Pricing

Free For everyday use $ 0 Free forever

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For professionals & small teams $ 5 Per user / month billed annually

Business For power users & large teams $ 10 Per user / month billed annually

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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.

Most popular feedback for Spikenow

The Spike app is a great blend of email and messaging. It strips away the unnecessary parts of traditional email and has added bonuses that save me and my business so much time. It’s genius!”

Jozsef Juhasz

About Spikenow

The first platform for collaborative email that makes it possible for groups of all sizes to connect, create, and work together to accomplish more.

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

Spikenow reviews

“Spike has done a really good job of getting the features I need from messenger apps into email, like a business chat. Spike is the best of both worlds, with zen-like simplicity across all platforms.”

- Darren Olstad Founder, Crowne Law

"Less noise. Less clutter. It’s like finding the holy grail of efficiency.”

- Conrad Levine Business Advisor

“As someone who receives hundreds of emails every day, the efficiency and speed with which I can process and respond to messages is everything.”

- Micha Kaufman CEO Fiverr

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

Spikenow

Pros
I really like the clear and clean interface, I love simple and non-confusing things
It has everything it takes to get into the toolbox of marketing
The incredibly fast customer service - The CS team is really fast (and personable, and friendly and helpful) when I have an issue
And I feel super well-taken-care-of
I love the way it takes out the extra elements in a mail like images and branding, and makes it 100% text
Which helps you get to the point and understand what need to be understood.
Cons
Their business approach is misleading - they actually alter the contents of your emails without clearly stating they will do so
The organization got very confusing when one person wrote to more than one of my accounts
It got worse when I wanted to write a new email to a person who wrote me at more than one account
Some of the more advanced features still need some work
I'd love to see tagging in notes (so collaboration would be smoother), or the option to add a call link into an invite directly (like in Google Calendar).

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