Matt Reich, writing for us over at The Sweet Setup:

> There’s no shortage of Markdown editors to choose from, and many of them are fantastic. We think [Byword]( is the best of the bunch because it hits the sweet spot between simplicity and functionality. Byword offers a calm writing environment, yet has just enough features under the hood enough to make you a happy and more productive writer.

Byword really is a wonderful app. I do all my long-form writing in it, which includes all the articles I write here and for other sites as well as [the book]( I’m working on right now.

Our favorite Markdown writing app for the Mac is Byword