Byword, a wonderful Markdown editor for Mac and iOS, has today been updated to version 2.0. The release brings a number of new features to both platforms, with the most notable edition being the ability to publish directly to WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, and more.
Byword on Mac gets a number of new improvements in this update, including application sandboxing, the ability to copy rich text to the clipboard, and “many bug fixes and improvements.” The iOS version gets a whole lot more:
# New in 2.0
– All documents are now downloaded automatically when connected to WiFi for offline availability
– Full featured offline support in Dropbox including rename, duplicate and delete documents
– Move and duplicate documents between folders on iCloud, Dropbox and device storage
– Improved conflict resolution with visual inspection of each conflicting version
– Better integration with other apps via Open in…
– Keep scroll position on Markdown preview
– New font options and adjustable font size
– Many fixes and other improvements
In addition to all of this, both the Mac and iOS versions of Byword now allow you to publish posts to WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, Scriptogram, and Evernote without ever having to leave the app. But there’s a catch.
Publishing is part of a new “premium upgrade,” and it doesn’t come free. Instead, you’ll need to buy a $4.99 in-app purchase on both platforms.