- Simple and beautiful app. For iPhone, iPad, and MacI have them all: iA writer a long time favorite of mine for many years, Ulysses was a revolutionary addition but I just simply couldn't adopt MD XL and there is just too many settings in my opinion, Scrivener is just as convoluted, nvALT started to feel old a while ago, Evernote - no thanks, and so many more on the list, but Bear, damn I love this app, it ticks all the boxes, no fuss, no fiddling with unnecessary configurations but you can get it to work the way you want to, it doesn't matter how complex your workflow is, design is beautiful, always updated, it embraces Markdown so I don't have to shift mental gears all the time. What they say *"Bear is perfect for everything from quick notes to in-depth essays"* is totally true.
- Grammarly is a great tool to improve your writing and catch grematical and punctuaton errorrs. It's not a Mac app, but a Chrome extension so if it may only work if you write in one of the many browser-based writing tools like Medium or Draft.Love this app! It helps me with learning English by writing. Just wish to have one working on iOS.
- Really good on iPhone / iOS especially.The cleanest, best integrated, and reliable text editor I've ever used on Mac or iOS.
- By far my favorite long-form writing app on Mac. Clear and simple writing in Markdown with numerous output formats and styles. It was easy to create my own output style as well with a little digging. Simple, clean, beautiful, and powerful.
- I like how Hemingway helps me to improve my writing style. Also, integrations with Medium and Wordpress are very handy.Excellent app -- its suggestions make sense for clear, sharp writing style. I didn't know it had a Wordpress integration, so thanks for mentioning that.
- Brett Terpstra made this productNot an editor, but for "writing on the Mac" it's an essential tool. You can use it with _any_ text editor (including Ulysses, Scrivener, Bear, IA Writer, and more) and add a flexible and styleable Markdown preview, detailed analysis and checking tools (word repetition, spelling/grammar, reading time/scores), as well as multiple export formats.That's an excellent tool for both - coders and bloggers.
- Sublime isn't only for code, it's also great whenever you want to write large pieces of text.No nonsense text editor. I use it daily for writing email drafts, blog posts and maintaining to-do lists.
- I specifically like Atom with Zen mode: https://github.com/defunkt/zenIt needs some setup, but I have it working really nicely for (technical) writing - https://hackernoon.com/making-at...
- I've started to use Notion for writing drafts because of its very very simple interface (distraction free) and very easy way to drag around paragraphs and ideas. I can easily scrap a paragraph by tucking it into a toggle list but keeping it incase I need parts later. Extremely intuitive and virtually no learning curve for writing. Exports Markdown and PDF, but not recommended for publishing (unless your company uses Notion as a wiki or something). Big down side: it still doesn't integrate a spell check.- Try the "Mono" text style option. It's designed for writing ✍️ - When you start typing, all UI fades away. 0 distraction. - Supports most Markdown shortcuts. - Pages can contain pages. Turn long sections/headers into pages. Great for organization. - Spellcheck is in the most recent Mac release 👈
- The web version is beautiful and minimal and really my go to
- Wonderful for long form writing, have been using it for over 6 months now. Clean, beautiful and distraction free interface. It does not have a desktop app, which is a boon in disguise since you can use the Grammarly plugin on the web app (Its also the best designed web app note I have seen). Also has a clean, minimal IOS app that works wonderfully well. I had tried it out on Android as well, but the build of the app was not so great and kept crashing. If you want a free note taking app that is built to write long from content, research etc, Dropbox paper is the way to goMore votes for Dropbox Paper even if it's not offline-capable. This is my new favorite place to write, ever.
- If you are serious about your writing this is serious about your work. Doubly so if that's going to turn into a novel or screenplay.I am using this nonlinear writing tool for my academic textes, but also for novels. Very intuitive and has fine functions like labeling, card view mode (for rearranging), storyboard mode etc. Actually I only use this one.
- Quip is awesome! Simple and beautiful UI.I am surprised this is not on top of the list. Quip is a wonderful piece of software, designed beautifully and has a lot of powerful collaboration and writing features. I've been a user for almost a year and never looked for an alternative app again. Whether you're using the mobile or desktop app, the UX and UK are beautifully designed.
- For taking notes I haven't found anything better than nvALT; it makes search a primary function.
- Emanuil Rusev made this productCombines the aesthetics of prose editors with the productivity features of code editors - features like syntax assistance, multiple cursors, file manager, etc.
- Auto sync, clean layout and easy interaction. Once written, you can get access to your article from anywhere and from any devices.I enjoy writing directly into Medium ( http://medium.com/ ) for my posts. Usually they range from 500-1200 words. The interface works for me and I can not bound to a specific computer to continue my work.