I was quite impressed with Mou for OS X from this answer, and now I'd like to get something like it for my iOS devices.


  • Use the Stack Exchange 'style' of markdown
  • Run natively, no webapps please
  • Have a preview

Nice to have:

  • A live preview
  • Universal app, working on both iPhone and iPad.

Is there an app that meets my needs? I've seen Elements, but it doesn't seem to have a live preview from what I can tell.

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An app that comes to mind is Byword.

From what I can see, it does use the Stack Exchange 'style' of markdown, runs natively, and features preview integration. I'm not sure if the preview is "live" but it will allow you to see / review your markdown before exporting / saving it. It is definitely universal (works on iPhone & iPad) and will even sync to your Mac if you're running it on there too.

Last but not least, it also features other things such as a dark theme (for late-night writing) & an offline mode if that's of any interest to you.

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application running on devices


How about Trunk Notes by "Apps On The Move"? I'm not sure if it uses the Stack Exchange 'style' of markdown, but it definitely uses Markdown syntax

  • Sorry I didn't realize this question was asked so long ago
    – exjoburger
    Mar 21, 2017 at 20:15
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    nothing to apologize, late answers are not bad by itself...! ;-) Mar 21, 2017 at 22:00
  • The link is not valid anymore.
    – Emaro
    Sep 22, 2020 at 10:19
  • Unfortunately Trunk Notes has been discontinued. There is another editor that can work in Markdown called "1Writer", although I'm not sure about links. I mainly use it as in text mode - as a text editor.
    – exjoburger
    Sep 28, 2020 at 14:48

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