The stunning markdown and writing app for Mac

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#2 Product of the DayDecember 02, 2014



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Josh Pigford
Josh PigfordPro@shpigford · Founder of Baremetrics, maker of beards.
Minimal writing apps are the new fart app.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
TBH, I'm more in favor of cloud-based writing tools and @natekontny's Draft is my go-to, but I've heard good things about Typed. Related: here's a collection of Tools for Writers.
Max Kirchoff
Max Kirchoff@maxisnow · Dev Director, The Bold Italic
@rrhoover @natekontny I'm actually a big Byword fan and have been thinking about writing a little piece of software to automatically sync it to Drive without converting it to a gdoc.
Dan Kaplan
Dan Kaplan@dankaplan · I craft stories that break through.
@rrhoover @natekontny Is Draft still being developed on the regular now that Señor Kotny is CEO of Highrise? I haven't seen updates in a minute.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@nikf @dancounsell I have to ask, of all the things you could build, why another writing app? Not that there isn't room for improvements but there are soooo many tools for this already.
Nik Fletcher
Nik FletcherMaker@nikf · Product & UX at Realmac Software
@rrhoover @dancounsell We build apps that scratch our own itch. The whole team does a _tonne_ of writing and we’ve been keen to build a writing app that we’d want to use - and chatting with other writers who were in on the beta, we’ve been keen to make something different and useful for us.
Lewis Flude
Lewis Flude@lewisflude · Designer
Just out of interest, what made you think the world needed another Markdown editor? This one looks super sleek, but it seems to be a fairly contested market. So, from a business perspective, I'd be interested to hear your trail of thought.
Thibault Lemaitre
Thibault Lemaitre@itibz · Digital Marketing Consultant
@lewisflude Hey Lewis, this was answered in the comment above: http://www.producthunt.com/posts...
Nik Fletcher
Nik FletcherMaker@nikf · Product & UX at Realmac Software
@lewisflude Hey Lewis: it’s a great question. Markdown is something we use a lot of. It’s a particular technology that we’re placing a lot of emphasis on - both @RapidWeaver and @EmberApp support and use Markdown in their own ways. Scratching an itch isn’t always the path to success, but we felt there was an opportunity to built something different, something that helps _us_ write, and we’ve seen plenty of interest in Typed. Today is just the start, so while we think there’s plenty of reasons to use Typed right now, we’re also planning way beyond where we are today. Apologies for the somewhat-roundabout answer, but in short: we think there’s a place for Typed, and we’re here to do what we love, which is offer an app and keep consistently making it better. Far too many writing apps launch and stagnate. —N
Brad Brooks
Brad Brooks@ninthart · Graphic Designer, Grafica by the Sea
It's from RealMac Software, and as a rule, the stuff they make is top notch (think Clear). I'm not sure it'll displace Byword for me, but I'm eager to give it a try.