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Byword de-emphasizes the syntax itself, while emphasizing its effects. It appropriately adds style, like italic and bold, to text that's designated by markdown and dims the syntax so it does not getting in the way of comprehension. Additionally, there are commonly used hotkeys (⌘b, ⌘i, etc) that can be used to apply style without having to know the syntax or having to type it out each time. See More
OmmWriter's greatest strength lies in a great selection of pleasant visual designs (images, photographs and chromatherapy backgrounds) and immersive music that can change the look and feel of the writer allowing to create desired ambiance. The backgrounds choices are calm and unobtrusive and the ambient music options are enveloping. You can even choose to replace keyboard strokes with different kinds of sounds. These elements, together with a clean design, create a feeling of a space that's separate from all distractions found in world around you. See More
Spacemacs is just a well-configured Emacs distribution with community-sourced best in class plugins and layers selected to take the setup pain out of Emacs. Evil mode gives the Vim bindings and modes for fast editing, while Helm makes everything discoverable to make learning to be more productive simple and unintrusive. See More
Many writers don't aim for a word count, but instead aim for amount of time spent writing. First Draft allows you sets targets for word counts or writing times, with a calendar showing the full history of your writing done per day. See More
CreaWriter's main selling point is the fact that it adds atmosphere to its workspace. By default there's a background with a sunset over water and a sound of trickling water, but the background and sound can be changed to anything to create the desired atmosphere. Along with background and sound, CreaWriter has options for customizing transparency, font size, family and color, status bar information and visibility, etc. See More
The paid version adds useful feature such as word count, text styles (bold, italic, underlined), hotkeys, autosaves, ambient sound volume and customization options such as configurable text color, text areas's color, size, position and transparency, and adjustable ambient sound volume. See More