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  • 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
  • StackEdit icon

    StackEdit

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

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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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

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    WriteRoom

    For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing. Requires Mac OS X 10.7+

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The program is no longer available for iOS. The Mac version, v3.2.1, released in August 2012, can be still bought from the AppStore.
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    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

  • 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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    yWriter

    yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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    Manuskript

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Ulysses

    Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers an integrated environment to brainstorm, draft, revise and even submit text on a professional...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    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

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    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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    MacDown

    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

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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

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    UberWriter

    With UberWriter it’s simple to write beautiful documents in Markdown. Features include 'focus mode' that highlights your last sentence and gives you a typewriter-esque feel, out of the box spellcheck, and a very clean...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The last update to UberWriter's website was in 2012. The latest release on its Launchpad page was also in 2012, and bug reports are not being answered. May have trouble installing its binary release on recent versions of Ubuntu.
  • Bear icon

    Bear

    Bear is a beautiful and flexible writing app for note-taking and prose, both on the go for iOS devices and for the Mac OS desktop. KEY FEATURES - Stay organized by linking notes to each other. - Use hashtags to organize and add...

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

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    oStorybook

    oStorybook is a free, open source novel-writing software for creative writers, novelists and authors which will help you to keep an overview of multiple plot-lines while writing texts.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Marxico

    Marxico is a neat Markdown editor that features : code highlight, tables, images, attachments, LaTeX etc. live preview, offline desktop client and Chrome App. Evernote integration with notebooks & tags, two-way bind...

    Freemium Mac Windows Chrome Evernote

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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

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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

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    True Novelist

    Writing a novel is a large undertaking. True Novelist was created to make the process as easy as possible for authors.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • MarkRight icon

    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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    SmartDown

    A zen and efficient MarkDown editor for Windows - Integrated library: All your files in the same place with Cloud (OneDrive, Dropbox, ...)support - Improve your creativity : Hightlight mode, full screen mode - Integrated Wordpress...

    Commercial Windows

  • Monod icon

    Monod

    Monod is a (relatively) secure and offline-first Markdown editor built at TailorDev in order to learn React (and a bunch of JavaScript tools/libraries).

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted React GitHub

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    Novlr

    Online word processor and organizer for novel writing. Includes detailed, novel-specific statistics, chapter reorganization, and the ability to export your novel.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • 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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    TEXTS

    TEXTS is rich editor for plain text. - Write structured documents. - Separate Content from Formatting. - Store in Markdown. - Publish to many formats.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Storyist icon

    Storyist

    A powerful writing environment for novelists and screenwriters Do you have a story to tell? Unlike conventional word processors, Storyist helps you track your plot, characters, and settings, and keeps all of your writing organized...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    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

  • Classeur icon

    Classeur

    Start writing notes, docs, and blogs quickly using Markdown.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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

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    TextRoom

    TextRoom is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind. TextRoom and all other similar editors share one goal: to get you writing right away by providing distraction free...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued Last commit dates from 2011. The last issue (still marked as new) dates from 2013.
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    Markdown Plus

    Markdown Plus is a versatile markdown editor. Besides common markdown, GitHub flavored markdown, it supports task lists, emojis, Font Awesome icons, Ionicons icons, mathematical formulae, flowcharts, sequence diagrams, gantt diagrams...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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