This is the first feature update to my favorite text editor on iOS (and the Mac) — Byword. I reviewed Byword for iOS when it debuted in March. While the initial release was really great, it had two shortcomings:
- The absence of a dark theme, like the Mac version has, and
- You could only use one storage service at a time — Local, iCloud, or Dropbox — and it was inconvenient to switch between them.
These are the two areas of focus in Byword for iOS 1.1.
Byword now includes a dark theme like its big brother. In addition to that, the keyboard extension has received a little polish in appearance.
The biggest feature is the ability to switch between Local, iCloud, and Dropbox storage in the file browser. It really feels like a best of both worlds approach. You have the deeper file system of Dropbox, while also being able to dip your toe into iCloud. Another nice feature of the new file browser is the ability to create folders on the fly.
If you are serious about your writing, I have no reservation in recommending Byword as the best iOS text editor. It’s a universal app for iPhone and iPad and you can pick it for $2.99 in the App Store.