It sports a beautiful take on the minimal UI that Byword pioneered back in the day. In fact, it reminds me a lot of Byword’s first version, except that they’ve embraced Markdown earlier on in the development process.
It can also play a selection of calming music while you write, a la OmmWriter. The layout and typography are excellent, responding to screen width and adjusting automatically to the environment. Even in windowed mode, the window chrome and character counts fade away, leaving you with a 100% blank canvas to work on.
On the editing feature side, it has character and word count, HTML preview, autosave, keyboard shortcuts, and smart handling of the cursor when formatting. There’s not a lot in the way of advanced editing capabilites, yet, but I’m told there are more planned in the future. It took Byword a while to gain the powerful-yet-simplistic interface it has now, too.
Typed is priced at $24.99, but has an intro price of $19.99 right now. You can grab it on the Realmac website. There’s a free trial available there, too.