Markdowns notebooks

  • Elephant

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Elephant is a notetaker with a classic interface you already know.

    Keep your notes to yourself. No accounts or clouds. For syncing use Dropbox, Github, rsync, ...

    No feature bloat or redesigns, ever.

    Elephant stores notes in plain files and folders. No databases and no migration.

    Cross-platform for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Built for longevity with a classic interface. New versions will never offer weird functionality. There will never be a chat feature and it will never show stuff from Financial Times.

    Premium is free, no ads. Open source.


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  • Typora

    Free Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Website

    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 preview feature to help you concentrate the content itself.

    It has features of:

    1. Markdown support including tables, code fences with syntax highlight, LaTeX, Table of Contents.
    2. Cross-platform.
    3. The real live preview and WYSIWYG features.
    4. Beautiful interface and Custom CSS theme support.
    5. Easy export

    Typora will only be free during its Beta period. When it gets out of Beta, it will be a paid app.


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  • Atom

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD ... Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Extensible, cross-platform text editor with a rich ecosystem of plugins and themes.


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  • Haroopad

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    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 same experiences in editing regardless of the platform you are working on. It runs on all three major operating systemsβ€”Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.


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  • NixNote

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Small Evernote iconEvernote .
    It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows & OS-X, but the primary focus has been to try and get a usable environment for Linux.


    Synchronizes with Evernote servers
    Local data caching
    Cross platform
    Local-only and synchronized notebooks supported
    Database may be encrypted locally


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  • Simplenote

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire Website

    Made by the company behind Small WordPress iconWordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.

    Simplenote's both client and server components are free and open-source. However, the service component of Simplenote requires free registration and accepting the terms of service.


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  • Boostnote

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Website

    An intuitive and stylish markdown note app for developers. It's fully open-source.


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  • CintaNotes

    Freemium Windows Website

    CintaNotes is an ultra-ergonomic, productivity-boosting notetaking app for Windows. It will help you collect, organize, and find any information.


  • 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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  • Joplin

    Free 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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  • GNU Emacs

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Homebrew Website

    GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editorβ€”and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include:

    * Content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML.
    * Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.
    * Full Unicode support for nearly all human languages and their scripts.
    * Highly customizable, using Emacs Lisp code or a graphical interface.
    * A large number of extensions that add other functionality, including a project planner, mail and news reader, debugger interface, calendar, and more. Many of these extensions are distributed with GNU Emacs; others are available separately.


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  • Markor

    Free Web Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    πŸ“ Create notes and manage your to-do list using simple markup formats
    🌲 Work completely offline - whenever, wherever
    πŸ‘Œ Compatible with any other plaintext software on any platform – edit with notepad or vim, filter with grep, convert to PDF or create a zip archive

    πŸ– Syntax Highlighting and format related actions – quick insert pictures and to-do
    πŸ‘€ Convert, preview, and share documents as HTML and PDF

    πŸ“š Notebook: Store all documents on a common filesystem folder
    πŸ““ QuickNote: Fast accessible for keeping notes
    ?? To-Do: Write down your to-do
    πŸ”– LinkBox: Share pages to read later into bookmark list
    πŸ– Markup formats: Markdown and todo.txt
    πŸ“‹ Copy to clipboard: Copy any text, including text shared into Markor
    πŸ’‘ Notebook is the root folder of documents and can be changed to any location on filesystem. LinkBox, QuickNote and ToDo are textfiles

    🎨 Highly customizeable, dark theme available
    πŸ’Ύ Auto-Save with options for undo/redo
    πŸ‘Œ No ads or unnecessary permissions
    🌎 Language selection – use other language than on the system

    πŸ’‘ Unlike other office suites (like LibreOffice) or to-do apps (like Wunderlist), Markor has one streamlined text editor with no other editing UI. Markor shows how powerful and expressive simple text can be. View, edit, manipulate and convert plaintext!

    πŸ”ƒ Markor works with sync apps, but they have to do syncing respectively. Sync clients known to work in combination include BitTorrent Sync, Dropbox, FolderSync, OwnCloud, NextCloud, Seafile, Syncthing, Syncopoli

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  • Bundled

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    A modern note-taking, list-making and writing app with markdown rich-text editing, powerful customization, a beautiful interface, a dark theme, and much more.


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  • vscode-nested-tags

    Free Mac Windows Linux Visual Studio Code Website

    View your notes without being limited by your file system's hierarchy.
    Transform VSCode into a note-taking app by adding tag support.


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  • wreeto

    Free Personal Web Self-Hosted Website

    A simple workspace to help you focus. Expand your brain with a fast, cluttered-free knowledge organisation toolset!.


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  • Inspire Writer

    Commercial Windows Windows S Website

    Inspire is a clone of Small Ulysses iconUlysses for Windows, with many of the core features but not all.

    Elegant, simple markup editor that mimics the Ulyssess (for Mac only) look and feel. Not as feature rich though.
    Beautiful and minimalist writing-focused interface
    Markup-based text editor with syntax highlighting
    A single library holds everything you write
    Auto-save & auto-backup
    Distraction-free mode
    Full keyboard navigation support
    Export as PDF, DOCX, HTML, MD, TXT and more
    Publish to WordPress
    Lifetime free updates


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  • Sublime Text

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free without an expiration time limit, however a license must be purchased for continued use.


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  • Notable

    Free Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Notable is a cross-platform note app. Notes are plain Markdown files, their metadata is stored as Markdown front matter. Attachments are also plain files, if you attach a picture.jpg to a note everything about it will be preserved, and it will remain accessible like any other file.


    • No proprietary formats: Notable is just a pretty front-end for a structured folder and uses plain Markdown
    • Notes get rendered as GitHub-flavored Markdown
    • Indefinitely nestable tags
    • Fuzzy search
    • Code syntax highlighting
    • Multi-note editing and search/replace


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