Yohan Le Rouzes
Yohan Le RouzesCS student @ Santa Monica College

What is the most comfortable and easy-to-use writing app for Mac?

I'm looking for an app on which I could write for long periods, so if you know any good looking and simple writing apps let me know :)
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    Bear

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    I'm in the process of moving my notes from Evernote to Bear. I love how elegant but simple the app is to use. There's markdown support and subscription-based cloud syncing of notes between Mac and iOS. I think it's definitely an app to consider.
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    Leah Mitchell 🌙
    Leah Mitchell 🌙UX & UI Designer at UiRevolution · Written
    Yes! I love Bear. The UI is really beautiful and everything auto saves so you don't have to worry. Even just the free version is awesome for taking notes, writing documents and creating lists. There are a lot of quick and easy to learn shortcuts that become second nature and using tags makes it easy to manage your files in app. Couldn't recommend it enough as a helpful, intuitive and sleek writing tool 🐻🐻🐻
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    Wally Hitchcock
    Wally HitchcockFreelance Designer · Written
    Bear is great. I love the minimal UI. It's the closest I've come to actually writing in a notebook.
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    • Justin Deardorff
      Justin DeardorffHunter/Gatherer of Ideas

      I searched high and low for a replacement to the Mac OS default Notes app, which is incredibly limited in functionality and insufficient for my needs. I had one twist - I needed to find a note taking app for Mac that did not sync or store notes in the cloud. Bear does just that and it happens to be great. I really enjoy the hashtag categorization system and ability to have multiple tags on a note. It's a twist on Evernote style tags, but with a lighter-weight style of notebook organization and management.

    • Scot Krueger
      Scot KruegerFounder of Krutech.com

      Overall I love Bear. It is beautifully designed. I love the simple interface and the ability to tag notes is amazing. It makes searching for old notes so much easier. This is better than Apple Notes and I love it so much more than Evernote.

  2. 2
    Typed

    The stunning markdown and writing app for Mac

    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9I help startups at SoFriendly.com · Written
    I love Typed for it's complete lack of a UI and minimalistic approach. Accepts full Markdown too
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    Wally Hitchcock
    Wally HitchcockFreelance Designer · Written
    I'm a big fan if Typed for it's completely stripped down interface. And Zen mode is great when you really need to focus.
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    Scrivener

    My favorite writing tool

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir3maker of Qbserve time tracking app · Written
    This is almost the default choice for writers on Mac.
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    Scrivener is great for long-form writing, as a single Scrivener document contains tons of folders and ways to plan. Highly recommended if you're doing something a project of some sort.
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    • Lee Knowlton 🍵
      Lee Knowlton 🍵Product @ Ultraworking

      I love Scrivener. I'm less than enthused about the Windows version, but on Mac it's fantastic and windows is getting there.. Wish there were better ways to sync data but Dropbox is decent enough. Better integration with citation software would be nice too.

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    iA Writer 4

    Embed images, tables and text as blocks of content in text

    iA is great for JUST WRITING, when you don't need fancy tools. it's like ulysses, but is much more simple, and is--in my opinion--easier to use because you don't become obsessed with categorisation, you just write, which is sometimes just what you want.
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    • Karthik Subramanian
      Karthik SubramanianContent and Branding guy

      I deep dive into writing rituals using this software. Tough to explain beyond it. But they have gotten their UI perfect for a writing mode.

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    Ulysses III

    A powerful writing tool for Mac, iPad, and iPhone

    Simple yet powerful app for Mac, iPad and iPhone. It doesn't have lots of the fluff other writing apps have and lets you focus on your writing. Unfortunately no Android app yet.
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    Tempad

    Subscription-Free, Synced & Secured Markdown Notes.

    Pavel B.
    Pavel B.Front-End Engineer / Product Designer · Written
    Pavel B. made this product
    Markdown, sync, simplicity, one-time purchase, subscription-free, ad-free... What else do you need? :)
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    • Launching an IOS only app tells the world that the product's makers are not inclusive and could be 1%-ers (rich elites) that only interact with other 1%-ers.