Top Markdown Editors

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  • Dillinger

    Free Web Website

    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, Google Drive and One Drive
    Drag and drop files into Dillinger
    Export documents as Markdown, HTML and PDF

    100% open source on GitHub and free of rights (MIT licence).

    You can host you own version.


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  • Calmly Writer

    Commercial Windows Web Chrome OS Website

    Calmly Writer is a professional text editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and distraction-free user interface.


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  • Android, Linux

  • StackEdit

    Free Web Chrome OS Chrome Website

    Full-featured, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack Exchange sites.


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  • Joplin

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Termux Firefox Website

    An open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.


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  • Android

  • Writer

    Free Android Website

    Writer is a writing application without the fuss and distraction of a traditional word processor. It's perfect for everything from taking notes to writing a novel on your phone or tablet.

    Writer's philosophy is Keep It Simple. Writer tries to be as basic as possible, giving you somewhere to turn your thoughts into text, markdown support, and some statistics. Nothing more. Nothing less.


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  • JotterPad

    Freemium Android Chrome OS Android Tablet Website

    Designed for creative writers, JotterPad is a plain text editor without the fuss and distraction of a word processor. It is perfect for writing books, novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays.


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  • iA Writer

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    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 focus. What you need to write well is a spartan setting that allows you to fully concentrate on your text and nothing but your text. Many professional writers use SimpleText or Textedit because these are the only writing programs that are totally distraction free. But text editors are not perfect. That's why we made Writer.


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  • Windows, Linux

  • ghostwriter

    Free Windows Linux Website

    No excuses. No distractions. Just write. ghostwriter is a feature-rich text editor using Markdown syntax which makes it suitable for note-taking, document redaction, simple HTML website creation and much more.


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  • Athens

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Athens is an open-source and local-first alternative to Roam Research. It is a powerful and transparent knowledge base.


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  • Mac, Windows, Linux

  • Abricotine

    Free Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Website

    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,
    • Preview text elements (such as headers, images, math, embedded videos, to-do lists...) while you type,
    • Display document table of content in the side pane,
    • Display syntax highlighting for code,
    • Show helpers, anchors and hidden characters,
    • Copy formatted HTML in the clipboard,
    • Write in a distraction-free fullscreen view,
    • Manage and beautify markdown tables,
    • Search and replace text,
    • And more...


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  • Obsidian

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.


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  • Typora

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Typora is a cross-platform minimal markdown editor, providing seamless experience for both markdown readers and writers.


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  • Mark Text

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Mark Text is a Markdown editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. It is a concise text editor, dedicated to improving your editing efficiency.


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  • Zettlr

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions. Therefore it integrates all features that one might need during a writing process.


    • Full File and Folder Management
    • Zotero Citeproc Engine Support
    • Full Zettelkasten support (file IDs, tag support, and internal links)
    • Powerful Search Algorithm with a Heatmap
    • Quickly preview files without closing your current file using Quicklook
    • Custom LaTeX template support
    • Use Projects to split up expansive work in multiple files
    • Keep an overview over the amount you write using the word counter
    • Access the most important commands using the comfortable toolbar
    • Export and import your files to and from all possible formats
    • … and many more!


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