Alternatives to Markdown for all platforms with any license

  • Haroopad icon

    Haroopad

    Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating web-friendly documents. You can author various formats of documents such as blog article, slide, presentation, report, and e-mail as if experts did. Haroopad gives you...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Latest commit 4b1c0af on Jan 3, 2015. See https://github.com/rhiokim/haroopad
  • Typora icon

    Typora

    Typora will give you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions. Replace them with a real live...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    MarkdownPad

    MarkdownPad is a full-featured Markdown editor for Windows. Features: LivePreview : Instantly see how your documents look in HTML as you create them. Easy formatting with keyboard shortcuts. Markdown formatting can be applied (and...

    Freemium Windows

  • Byword icon

    Byword

    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad. Features - Designed to make writing more enjoyable using Markdown - Sync text documents across all your Mac, iPhone, iPad devices -...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • ReText icon

    ReText

    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms (Linux and BSD are officially...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Mou icon

    Mou

    Mou, web developers' Markdown editor for Mac OS X. When current available Markdown editors are almost all for general writers, Mou is different: It's for web developers. Syntax highlighting, live preview, fullscreen mode, auto...

    Commercial Mac

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    Hemingway Editor

    Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. The Hemingway Editor for Mac and PC highlights common errors. Use it to catch wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated words.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • MarkPad icon

    MarkPad

    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 text on the left.

    Open Source Windows

  • 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 and most functions are accessed through keyboard shortcuts.

    Open Source Windows

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    Marked

    Marked takes Markdown text–a simple syntax you can learn in minutes–and turns it into beautiful documents for you. It will update a preview as you work (with several high-quality themes to choose from, or design your own), refreshing...

    Commercial Mac

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    Abricotine

    Abricotine is an open-source markdown editor for desktop. In Abricotine, you can preview your document directly in the text editor rather than in a side pane. - Write in markdown (or GFM) and export your documents in HTML, -...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

  • Minimalist Markdown Editor icon

    Minimalist Markdown Editor

    This is the simplest and slickest Markdown editor. Just write Markdown and see what it looks like as you type. The Minimalist Markdown Editor also comes with one-click HTML conversion and other discreet gems.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

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    LightPaper

    LightPaper is a simple, beautiful, powerful yet free Text Editor for passionate writers. You can use LightPaper to write any kind of text documents – blogs, articles, notes, READMEs, TODOs, or the next chapter of your new novel. Its...

    Commercial Mac

  • Escriba icon

    Escriba

    A hassle-free and drop-dead pretty text editor for the web. Your document is saved to your browser's local storage and you can even save it to your Dropbox.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Textile icon

    Textile

    Textile is a lightweight markup language originally developed by Dean Allen and billed as a "humane web text generator". Textile converts its marked-up text input to valid, well-formed XHTML and also inserts character entity...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Dillinger

    Dillinger is a cloud-enabled, mobile-ready, offline-storage, AngularJS powered HTML5 Markdown editor. Type some Markdown on the left See HTML in the right You can also: Import and save files from GitHub, Dropbox...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Markdown Here icon

    Markdown Here

    Google Chrome, Firefox, and Thunderbird extension that lets you write email in Markdown and render it before sending.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome Thunderbird Firefox

  • WYMeditor icon

    WYMeditor

    WYMeditor is a web-based WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) XHTML editor (not WYSIWYG). WYMeditor's main concept is to leave details of the document's visual layout, and to concentrate on its structure and meaning...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    MarkRight

    MarkRight is a simple but very efficient Markdown editor built using Electron and ClojureScript. It uses a dual pane interface that lets you focus on the task of writing, while providing a live preview so you can instantly see the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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    PHP Markdown

    Introduction This is a library package that includes the PHP Markdown parser and its sibling PHP Markdown Extra with additional features. Originally it was a port to PHP of the Markdown tool written by John Gruber. “Markdown” is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Texy!

    Texy! is a lightweight markup language as well as converter of this format to XHTML, in a form of a library written in the PHP scripting language. It allows the user to write structured documents without knowledge or using of HTML...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    CLEditor

    CLEditor is an open source jQuery plugin which provides a lightweight, full featured, cross browser, extensible, WYSIWYG HTML editor that can be easily added into any web site.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    OpenScholar

    A full-featured open-source web site-creation package designed for the academic community. A single OpenScholar installation can host thousands of personal or project sites.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Asciidoctor icon

    Asciidoctor

    Asciidoctor is a fast text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook 5 (or 4.5) and other formats.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted GitHub

  • MultiMarkdown Composer icon

    MultiMarkdown Composer

    MultiMarkdown Composer is a text editor for Mac that is designed from the ground up around the MultiMarkdown Syntax. It is designed to make writing in MultiMarkdown even easier than it already is, with automatic syntax highlighting...

    Commercial Mac

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    MarkMyWords

    A minimal markdown editor in the eOS design.

    Open Source Linux Vala

  • AsciiDoc

    AsciiDoc is a text document format for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and blogs. AsciiDoc files can be translated to many formats including HTML, PDF, EPUB, man page. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    MultiMarkdown

    MultiMarkdown, or MMD, is a tool to help turn minimally marked-up plain text into well formatted documents, including HTML, PDF (by way of LaTeX), OPML, or OpenDocument (specifically, Flat OpenDocument or ‘.fodt’, which can in turn be...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted GitHub

  • Write for Mac icon

    Write for Mac

    A clean & intuitive design focused on things that matter most - your notes! Write offers a well designed writing experience with beautiful inline markdown rendering and some gorgeous fonts. Add Folders from Anywhere. Organize your...

    Commercial Mac

  • GitHub Flavored Markdown

    GitHub uses "GitHub Flavored Markdown," or GFM, across the site--in issues, comments, and pull requests. It differs from standard Markdown (SM) in a few significant ways, and adds some additional functionality.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Macchiato icon

    Macchiato

    Macchiato is a simple plain text editor with a twist. Modeled after TextEdit's plain text mode, the editor is a chrome-less blank canvas. However, it is built from the ground up for writing Markdown prose—and, as such, it will...

    Commercial Mac

  • Redactor Text Editor

    Redactor Text Editor is a WYSIWYG html editor. Redactor provides smooth and clean design, limitless flexibility and extensibility, simple and super-efficient API and amazing user experience.

    Commercial Self-Hosted

  • Markdown Life icon

    Markdown Life

    An elegant and easy to use editor with simplicity for the Markdown markup language. Markdown Life is able to use full power of your new Mac and brings you unprecedented performance. An elegant and easy to use editor with simplicity...

    Commercial Mac

  • NicEdit icon

    NicEdit

    NicEdit is a free inline wysiwg html editor you can easily add to your site in seconds! NicEdit is a Lightweight, Cross Platform, Inline Content Editor to allow easy editing of web site content on the fly in the browser. NicEdit...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Internet Explorer Safari Opera Firefox

    • Discontinued According to website development has been discontinued since 2012.
  • Docutils

    Docutils is an open-source text processing system for processing plaintext documentation into useful formats, such as HTML, LaTeX, man-pages, open-document or XML. It includes reStructuredText, the easy to read, easy to use...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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