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Apps with 'Plain text file' feature

  1. Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type.
  2. Org-mode is for keeping notes, maintaining ToDo lists, doing project planning, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text system.

  3. Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.
  4. DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies.
  5. A Vim-inspired note-taking application that knows programmers and Markdown better.
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    BrainTool is a tabs, sessions, bookmark manager. Easily assign a page into a hierarchical set of topics and drop in a note. Then use your topics to open and close tabs and tab groups. Text search, keyboard control, accessible plain text storage.
  6. When you need to create text documents, TextEdit is a highly versatile word processor, including tools to format and layout your page, edit and stylize text, check spelling, create tables and lists, import graphics, work with HTML, and even add music and movie files.
  7. LionWiki is a minimalist Wiki engine programmed in PHP. It is extensible, templatable, file based (it doesn't need database like MySQL) and requires just one file to function. It is suitable for small websites, personal notebooks or journals.


    Seemingly discontinued, as the official website is just the default Nginx install page.