Alternatives to Byword for all platforms with any license

  • LibreOffice - Writer icon

    LibreOffice - Writer

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • FocusWriter icon


    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Markdown icon


    Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Notepad icon


    Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.

    Free Windows

  • haroopad icon


    Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating web-friendly documents. You can author various formats of documents...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • iWork - Pages icon

    iWork - Pages

    Pages is a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout tool for the Mac. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • WriteMonkey icon


    Writemonkey is a Windows zenware writing application with an extremely stripped down user interface, leaving you alone with your...

    Freemium Windows

  • StackEdit icon


    StackEdit is a free, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • MarkdownPad icon


    MarkdownPad is a full-featured Markdown editor for Windows. Features: LivePreview : Instantly see how your documents look in HTML as...

    Freemium Windows

  • Write! icon


    Write! is a distraction-free text editor that boosts your productivity. It supports markdown syntax, spell-checker, cloud integration...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • WPS Writer icon

    WPS Writer

    WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly...

    Freemium Windows Linux

  • ReText icon


    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • WriteRoom icon

    WriteRoom Discontinued

    For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors...

    Commercial Mac

  • Mou icon


    Mou, web developers' Markdown editor for Mac OS X. When current available Markdown editors are almost all for general writers, Mou...

    Commercial Mac

  • iA Writer icon

    iA Writer

    The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music. The key is...

    Commercial Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Q10 icon

    Q10 Discontinued

    Q10 is a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind.

    Free Windows

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  • Organon icon


    Organon is a plugin for LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Organon allows to split up large texts into parts, allows tagging and opening...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

  • MarkPad icon


    MarkPad is a Text editor for writing in MarkDown-Syntax. It will display the parsed and styled result to the right side of the plain...

    Open Source Windows

  • OmPad icon


    OmPad is a free, simple, powerful, beautiful and minimal writing app that helps you focus and concentrate on writing great content....

    Free Web / Cloud

  • OmmWriter icon


    Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad

  • Manuskript icon


    Open-source tool for writers. With outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MacDown icon


    MacDown is an open source Markdown editor for OS X, released under the MIT License. It is heavily influenced by Chen Luo’s Mou.

    Open Source Mac

  • Ulysses icon


    Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Marked icon


    Marked takes Markdown text–a simple syntax you can learn in minutes–and turns it into beautiful documents for you. It will update a...

    Commercial Mac

  • Abricotine icon


    Abricotine is an open-source markdown editor for desktop. In Abricotine, you can preview your document directly in the text editor...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

  • ghostwriter icon


    ghostwriter is a Windows and Linux text editor for Markdown, which is a plain text markup format created by John Gruber. For more...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • UberWriter icon

    UberWriter Discontinued

    With UberWriter it’s simple to write beautiful documents in Markdown. Features include 'focus mode' that highlights your...

    Open Source Linux

  • Scratch icon


    Scratch is the text editor that works for you. It auto-saves your files, meaning they're always up-to-date. Plus it remembers your...

    Open Source Linux

  • JotterPad - Writer icon

    JotterPad - Writer

    JotterPad — Writer is the next-generation plain text editor engineered for Creative writing, perfect for writing novel, lyrics, poems...

    Freemium Android

  • Atlantis Word Processor icon

    Atlantis Word Processor

    Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still...

    Freemium Windows Windows RT

  • Markdown Edit icon

    Markdown Edit

    Markdown Edit is a Windows desktop Markdown editor with an emphasis on content and keyboard shortcuts. There is minimal window chrome...

    Open Source Windows

  • Quoll Writer icon

    Quoll Writer

    Focus on your words not the interface. Quoll Writer is a writing application that helps you focus on your words. Clean and...

    Open Source Windows

  • Marxico icon


    Marxico is a neat Markdown editor that features : code highlight, tables, images, attachments, LaTeX etc. live preview, offline...

    Freemium Mac Windows Chrome Evernote

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