Markdown editor app for Mac

Get Focused, write a book

We think Focused is the new benchmark for markdown writing apps that will enable you to really focus on your work.

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Introducing Focused

Building on the amazing Typed app from Realmac Software, 71Squared is proud to bring you Focused for Mac.

The distraction-free markdown editor

Focused is not just a distraction-free writing app - it’s the first writing app that actually aids your focus.

A distraction-free markdown editor that aids your focus

What is Markdown?

Markdown was created by John Gruber as an easy to read plain text format that allows you to create web based content with no HTML knowledge. The syntax that is used when writing markdown allows you to define the intent of different elements in the markdown document e.g. a # in front of a word indicates that the word is to be formatted and displayed as a Title.

Why use Markdown?

Markdown removes the need to memorise complex HTML tags, and an ever growing number of blogging platforms allow markdown to be used for content creation.

Focused has separated itself from the pack by very intentionally not packing itself full of features that many users won't touch, instead focusing on the pure writing experience as the core element to get right.


Focused Features

  • Distraction-Free

    Distraction Free Writing

    No clutter, no distractions. Just a perfectly crafted set of tools to help you write and stay focused on the task at hand.

  • Word Count

    Word and character counting.

    Need to hit a word count, or stick to a character limit? Focused keeps you on target without cluttering your workspace.

  • Versions

    OS X Auto Save and Versions Support

    The dog will never eat your homework again - Auto Save keeps your content safe, with Versions support to retrieve an edit.

  • Soundtracks

    Relaxing soundtracks that aid your focus and boost productivity

    Filter out life’s distractions with 8 calming soundtracks that aid your focus, allowing you to concentrate on your writing.

  • Sharing

    Generate HTML and share your creative writing.

    Focused is built to help you write for the web without the need to know any code - Focused generates it all for you.

  • Shortcuts

    Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts to help you structure and format

    Never leave the keyboard again, with comprehensive keyboard shortcuts to help you structure and format.

Zen Mode

Whether you’re writing a paper or a blog post, you’re at your most productive when you focus. In addition to Focused’s minimal design, Zen Mode heightens your focus with a choice of eight carefully selected soundtracks. Perfect to help you relax and create great content, no matter what your deadline may be.

Zen Mode heightens your focus with a choice of eight carefully selected soundtracks

Dubbed Zen Mode, 71Squared has given new meaning to the overused concept of distraction-free writing. Focused’s take is more about taking away stress than clutter.


Taptanium Sound Tracks

Taptanium hand crafted Rain Birtds TrackTaptanium hand crafted Fox Valley Track

Focused includes 2 fantastic sound tracks from the creator of Sunny and Windy. They are both high quality 3D stereoscopic tracks, hand crafted by Franz Bruckhoff. If you like them we highly recommend you check out his relaxation apps.

There are several decent Markdown editors out there, but the best one I’ve used has to be Focused, a new app from 71Squared.

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Typewriter Mode

Stay focused on the paragraph (or sentence) at hand with typewriter mode. Vertically center your copy and choose whether you want to fade out the surrounding text for even fewer distractions.

Typewriter mode centers text vertically, fade out the surrounding text for even fewer distractions


No matter what time of day you find yourself writing, there's a theme to match.

A specially made theme for each time of day

Export to HTML, RTF

Easily export markdown to HTML, RTF or share through your favorite apps.

Export your work to HTML or RTF

Stunning Typeography

A range of typefaces and styles allow you to customize the editor and build the ideal writing environment.

Stunning Typeography allows you to build the ideal writing environment


Distraction free, zen-based markdown writing experience