Byword vs vNote
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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.
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.
Three things that could make this app perfect. 1. I’d love a repeat feature I could set to pop up on a day of the week or date of the month, even annually for anniversaries or birthdays. 2. I’d love a time feature with an alarm/ visual pop up. Remind me to see my note for an appointment, deadline or to take my meds! 3. Attach my note to the calendar app and open it with a touch I will likely purchase the full version of this handy app without these features because it is so much easier and more functional than many other notes apps. I love it but there is a gap in functionality that could b filled.
vNote is a straightforward app that gets right to the business at hand. No dates, deadlines, alarms or labels. Your notes are contained within a single screen, and you have the ability to customize how they are displayed by adjusting the fonts, colors, and sizes. This allows you to obtain all of the necessary information in a single glance.
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
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.
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.
Like having all my notes in nice little cubes, all on one continuous upward scrollable page. Better than others with multiple pages to contend with. Adding notes is fast & accurate, haven’t lost a single note or part of a note. Nice color & background art choices. Simple & pleasantly easy to use. A title line at the top of each note would be nice, but, surviving quite we without it. Well thought out & executed.
- Manic Bobo
My thanks to Nicola, the developer. I had a little notes all over the table and affixed with magnets to the refrigerator. There were shopping lists for various stores, to-do task notes, etc. ~ This gives me an attractive, easy to see place to consolidate all those notes. ~ I'm not misplacing little pieces of paper anymore, and my home is much tidier. ~ Life is easier--fewer things to forget. ~ It is also helping me to get things done, as I can arrange notes in the order of what I need to accomplish first. I am looking forward to more available colors, and being able to add photos would be great.
I love the app. I purchased it due to the ease of use. However, after I purchased the app the ads were gone but I cannot get the Touch ID to work. This was important to me. Can I get a help with this? It deserves 5 stars except for thic one factor.
|Distraction-free writing app with support for Markdown language
|Lets you publish directly to popular websites
|Inexpensive, one-time cost
|Not useful for long-form writing
|No library or tools for reference materials
|Ease of use
|Customizable fonts, colors and sizes
|Doesn't have alarm feature
|Doesn't have integration with calendar app
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