What are the best writing apps for Mac?

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    Ulysses is a software for improving workspaces such as note taking, auto-save, and backup. Compatible with Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, it also offers a 14-day trial.  



    $4.99- Varies by plan

    Frances Cox
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "Price wise, it is obvious that this is not the most affordable choice to everyone. But one thing I can assure you (well at least in my experience), is that the price is worth the features of this app. As a creative writer, I usually start off by concentrating and it's seamless interface ( I am talking about the blank page) that hides all its distracting features is the best."
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    #2iA Writer

    iA Writer

    iA Writer is a plain text editor that supports Markdown, and provides a clean space for the creator's mind. The main goal for the app is allowing the user to focus on the text, with no distractions.  


    Android, Mac, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bruce Hall
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "Hmmmm iA writer is my go-to app next to microsoft word when it comes to writing apps for mac. The focus mode feature just brings out all the ideas inside my head and lets me organize my thoughts very well. Not a cheap subscription fee but it pays."
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    Grammarly operates as an automated proofreader and virtual grammar coach. This online grammar checker and offers a full slate of tools and features to help correct and improve your grammar.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Cheryl Powell
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "Not a premium user of grammarly but still it never fails to improve my writing skill every time I use it. What makes this more cool isthat I can install it as a browser extension or I can just go to their website if I want to write online...either way works just as well. One of the best writing apps for mac!"
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    #4Sublime Text

    Sublime Text

    Sublime Text is a paid HTML and PHP editor that offers a free trial for users to evaluate the product. It offers cross-platform support aside from Multi-Line selection and editing. The software also supports Haxe and OpenFL integration.


    Windows, Mac


    Juan Stanley
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "Among all the list this one is unique. This is not some typical text editor for document like microsoft word or ulysses. It works as a code editor. It is also multi-platform so expect some little complexities when using this. Nevertheless, this is among my top list of best writing apps for mac..."
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    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   


    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

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    #6Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word

    Microsoft word is one of the most famous text processors all around the world. Well known by the users, it allows all kind of basic features involving text and images for quick and clean reports. It also permits PDF editing. 


    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac


    Emily Liu
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "Old but gold. Been a loyal windows user for the longest time and I was able to come across different versions of microsoft word from 2003 to 2007 to the microsoft 365. It is not for free but I am so used to it that when i shifted to mac, I still want it to be installed in my laptop."
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    Byword is a markdown app for writing in plain text efficiently. This will help you to avoid distractions and focus on writing while syncing your texts in iCloud and Dropbox to access them wherever you may be. 

    Mac, iOS

    $10.99- with in-app purchases

    Olivia Shi
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "To all the aspiring bloggers like me, this is the perfect writinga app for us mac users. It has the option where you can directly post your writing on your blog site. Please do follow my blog "
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    Scrivener is a software for a long-form writing like novels and articles. It's easy to use, to organize and will adapt to all your ideas, plots, concepts, and characters.


    Windows, Mac, iOS

    $40- Free trial available

    Graciela Quezada
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "This is designed for long-form writing..making your to-do list and all. Not "


Best What are the best writing apps for Mac
1UlyssesSoftware 16 Paid
2iA WriterApps 15 Free
3GrammarlyOnline Tools 8 Free
4Sublime Text Software 3 Paid
5EvernoteApps 2 Free
6Microsoft WordApps 2 Free
7BywordApps 1 Paid
8ScrivenerSoftware 1 Paid

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