When comparing iA Writer vs Markdown Plus, the Slant community recommends iA Writer for most people. In the question“What is the best Markdown editor for OS X?” iA Writer is ranked 11th while Markdown Plus is ranked 35th.
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Pro Can tell how long it would take to read through what you've written
Pro A mode that brings focus to the sentence you're working on
Enabling Focus Mode will dim the whole text except the sentence you are currently writing on.
Pro Create whole document by including separate images/markdown docs
This is new and very awesome feature in iA Writer 4.0
Pro Markdown support
Pro Noise Free Writing Experience removes even the program bar
The Noise Free Writing Experience is one of the first approaches to create a first class distraction-free environment. The feature hides the Mac program bar when you start writing.
Pro Available for all Apple devices
iA Writer is available for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
Pro Can export a Word document
Pro Syncs using iCloud and Dropbox
iA Writer can sync documents using iCloud or Dropbox from within the editor for use across multiple devices.
Pro Support for table of contents
Markdown Plus can easily create a clear table of contents.
Pro Good support and updates
Also provides a separate app for Markdown display only with same specs: Markdown Mate
Pro Extended Markdown
Extended Markdown is supported.
Pro Custom containers
Supports 4 custom containers (success, info, warning, danger).
Pro Supports multiple markdown
- Task Lists
- Math Formula
- Flowchart Syntax
- Sequence Diagram Syntax
- Gantt Diagram Syntax
Con No Windows or Linux support
Con Not free
Unlike some other comparable apps, Markdown Plus isn't free and has a purchase price of $14,99.
Con No email encryption
Does not encrypt email when exporting to HTML.
Con Exports to 4 different media
Markdown Plus can export to HTML, PNG, PDF and Paginated PDF.