The win­ner

| By­word

Mac Format - - RATED -

Ommwriter’s too much of an odd­ball and WriteRoom’s feel­ing its age, which leaves us with four top apps. Buy By­word, iA Writer, Fo­cused or Ulysses and you’ll be happy.

Which is ‘best’ in part comes down to per­sonal taste. Fo­cused is mod­ern and pleas­ant to use. iA Writer is much im­proved and boasts a su­perb two-up mode. Ulysses is eas­ily the best all-rounder (so buy it!), but the torn-off pan­els to get stats in full-screen aren’t very dis­cov­er­able, and they dis­tract. So By­word nicks it, not as the pret­ti­est nor the most flex­i­ble app, but the one that has that in­de­fin­able some­thing. It’s also fast, ef­fi­cient, ro­bust, very af­ford­able, ex­cel­lent with Mark­down, and just plain nice to use!

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