iOS: Simplenote’s long been one of our favorite syncing notes apps, and the iOS version is getting a little better with an update that adds in support for Markdown.
Ulysses is one of the best writing tools available for Apple devices and today it’s finishing off its trilogy with the release of the iPhone version of the app.
OS X: Write!, a good-looking writing tool (previously Windows-only), now has a Mac version that brings all of its best features over, including auto-saving, cloud-synced documents, offline editing, day and night editing themes, unlimited undo, and more.
iOS: Editorial is one of our favorite text editors on iOS. Today it gets a slew of new improvements for editing, automating, and writing.
When it comes to collaborative editing, Google Docs is the go-to for most. But if you’re looking for something easy that doesn’t require a login, Fiddle is a simple Markdown editor for collaborative editing.
Chrome: If you write a lot for the web, then you're probably doing a lot of switching between various markup languages. If there's one you tend to prefer more than another, then Marksy is a Chrome extension that makes converting between different languages easy.
Mac: Markdown's great, and you already have a ton of different choices for editors to use. But if you're looking for something simple and built for web developers, MacDown is a free, open source app that should fit the bill.
Mac/iOS: ia Writer is one of the more popular minimal text editors out there, and Writer Pro for both Mac and iOS is something of a step up from that. While it retains the simplicity of just offering text on a page, Writer Pro also adds in several modes for different steps of writing and an incredibly useful syntax…
Mac: You have a lot of options for apps to write in Markdown in, but MarkDrop is an app that differentiates itself by making it dead simple to also share the files you create.
Windows: Markdown is an awesome formatting language that lets you create rich documents using plain text syntax, and MarkdownPad puts it to great use Windows.
Android: If you like writing in Markdown (and you should), Draft is a great note taking app for Android with Dropbox syncing and a clean interface.
Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Thunderbird/Postbox: Markdown is a great way to instantly render text as HTML without knowing a lick of coding, and if you want to use that in an email client like Gmail or Postbox, Markdown Here adds the functionality easily.
If you happen upon a good article filled with links, you usually need to pop in and grab those each individually if you want to save them. GrabLinks is a bookmarklet that pulls every link out of the text you select, then turns that into a clean and easy to read Markdown list.
We've shown you the wonders of Markdown as great for your to-do lists and notes. If you love Markdown too but you're stuck with a bunch of Google docs that aren't in the format (but need to be), this Google Apps Script converts them instantly.
Chrome: If you love keeping your workflow within the browser, Textdown is a surprisingly powerful text editor that runs completely inside a Chrome tab.
I've heard a lot about using Markdown for writing and editing text, especially in the case of writing on tablets. But I'm not really sure what people like about it. Is it worth switching from plain text or Word to use it?
iOS/Web: Cheddar is a very simple to-do list manager for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and the web. It syncs your to-dos all over and understands hash tags and Markdown.