• Quiver

    Commercial Mac Website

    Quiver is a notebook built for programmers. It lets you easily mix text, code and Markdown within one note, edit code with an awesome code editor, live preview Markdown and LaTeX cells, and find any note instantly via the full-text search.

    Mix Text, Code and Markdown

    A note in Quiver is comprised of cells --- snippets of text, code, Markdown or LaTeX. You can freely mix different cell types within one note. You can set different languages for different code cells, too.

    Edit In Place

    Whether you are writing code or text, editing is always made in-place. There is no mode switching in Quiver. You just click inside the editor and start typing.

    An Awesome Code Editor

    The programmer's notebook should make code editing effortless. Quiver packs the awesome ACE code editor in code cells, with syntax highlighting support for more than 110 languages, over 20 themes, automatic indent and outdent, and much more.

    Markdown Support

    Quiver lets you write in Markdown with inline formatting and custom CSS options. A live preview window renders Markdown as you type.

    LaTeX Support

    Quiver has built-in LaTeX support (thanks to MathJax), so it’s easy to include beautifully typeset mathematical equations in your notes.

    Images, Files and Links

    Drag an image into a text cell and it will be saved locally with the note. Drag a file into a text cell and it will become a clickable file link. URLs in text cells are automatically detected.

    Instant Full-Text Search

    Notes are only useful if you can find them quickly. Quiver's full-text search is based on Search Kit, the same technology used to power Spotlight on your mac. That's how Quiver can search through thousands of notes in a blink of an eye.

    Two Beautiful UI Themes

    Quiver comes with two beautifully designed UI themes: a light theme and a dark theme.

    Live Preview

    Quiver supports live preview of Markdown and LaTeX cells.


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  • 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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  • Organon

    Free Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice Website

    Organon is a plugin for LibreOffice and OpenOffice.

    Organon allows to split up large texts into parts, allows tagging and opening parts of the project in new tabs.

    Parts are shown in a treeview. Entries can be moved by drag and drop.
    Every entry can be tagged.
    Tags are freely configurable, can be renamed, created and deleted. Organon's Organizer is a fast way of showing and editing all tags at once.
    Tabs can be opened based on these tags. They also might freely be chosen from the folders and files of the project and they might be sorted by date and/or time.

    Organon offers extensive import and export options.

    Organon's projects are platform independent and might be edited on different computers and platforms.

    More Features are:

    (Batch) split and combine files
    When displaying the files in a folder, the relevant section of the folder is always highlighted while editing the document.
    Separator, configurable by the user. When viewing a folder the separator separates the files optically from each other.
    Import of individual files. All filters available for Writer can be used.
    Import a folder of files (Batch Import), filterable by extension
    Export an arbitrary part of the project in a single file or an entire document. All Writer filters are available (.odt, .doc, .pdf ...). (Batch Export)


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  • Leanote

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Website

    Leanote provides services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want to share with friends, just publish note or notebook to the blog.


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  • hastebin

    Free Mac Linux Web Ruby JavaScript ... Cloudron Node.JS Website

    Sharing code is a good thing, and it should be really easy to do it.

    A lot of times, I want to show you something I'm seeing - and that's where we use pastebins. Haste is the prettiest, easiest to use pastebin ever made.Type what you want me to see, click "Save", and then copy the URL. Send that URL to someone and they'll see what you see.

    To make a new entry, click "New" (or type 'control + n')

    Source code :


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  • MyTetra

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    MyTetra is open source and cross platform personal manager for information accumulation. It is powerful program for data memorization and structuring notes.


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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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  • Plume Creator

    Free Windows Linux Website

    With Plume Creator, organize your writing projects ! Scenes, notes, characters,... Rich Text editing, full screen editing and multiple projects …

    Plume Creator gives you an outliner, a distraction-free mode, a note manager and much more!


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  • Byword

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.


    • Designed to make writing more enjoyable using Markdown
    • Sync text documents across all your Mac, iPhone, iPad devices
    • Take all documents offline to access them anytime
    • Filter documents by searching all text (Find & Replace inside documents coming soon)
    • Alternate dark theme for extra comfort in low-light situations
    • The most complete Markdown support including footnotes, tables and cross-references
    • Export Markdown documents to PDF and HTML documents
    • Premium feature: Publish to Medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and Evernote

    More features

    • List continuations
    • TextExpander snippet expansion
    • Word and character counters with live update
    • Extensive VoiceOver support for visual impaired users
    • Spell and Grammar checking and Dictionary lookup
    • Keyboard shortcuts for formatting and navigating between screens


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  • Nimbus Note

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Chrome OS iPad Chrome Software as a Service (SaaS) Opera Firefox Website

    A productivity and task management tool appropriate for both individuals and businesses. With Nimbus Note users can create notes and to-do lists, share them with others, and archive important data.
    Save anything. Access it anywhere. Share with anyone.


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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 systems—Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.


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  • OpenNote

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    OpenNote was built to be an open web based alternative to Small Microsoft OneNote iconMicrosoft OneNote and Small Evernote iconEvernote .


    Full WYSIWYG editor
    Touch friendly and mouse friendly ui
    Upload manager (not enabled in demo :) )
    Light weight
    Multi user support
    PDO Connector/(MySql and SQLite Database Support)
    Move Folders(Cut and paste)
    Rename/Delete Folders(Click on folder title to get menu.)


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  • Omni Notes

    Free Android Website

    Note taking open-source application aimed to have both a simple interface but keeping smart behavior.


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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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  • Diigo

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Internet Explorer ... Chrome Safari Firefox Website

    Better reading and research with annotations, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking and more.


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  • Documize

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    Documize creates the Enterprise Knowledge Backbone by unifying docs, wiki, reporting and dashboards —
    composition + coordination + discovery + distribution + workflows = faster business outcomes.


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  • Slidium

    Commercial Mac Website

    Slidium is a next generation Markdown Presentation editor
    It brings to the simplicity of a Markown editor, all the features you are expecting from a presentation application:

    • Multiple types of graphs and charts (org chart, mind map)
    • Integrated support of SVG icons
    • Multiple thmes and layouts
    • Automatic code syntax highlighting
    • PDF Export


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  • Inkdrop

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Website

    The note-taking app with robust Markdown editor, supporting macOS, Windows, and Linux. This app is designed to be the most convenient way to make notes in Markdown for your daily hacking.


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  • Dabble

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Website

    Craft your story. Write your novel. Dabble is software for writing novels for the desktop (Mac and Windows) and browser, syncing between computers.


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  • NoteLedge

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad Website

    Capture inspiration from Pinterest, YouTube or web pages, organize ideas in one place and add your notes. Make mood boards or quick sketches to visualize and present ideas!.


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  • Plot Factory

    Freemium Web Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    A tailor-made writing application for fiction writers that lets you plan, organize, and write stories and series. You can create story outlines from pre-defined templates, create and manage rich and interesting characters, build immersive fictional worlds and more.

    The writing portion is split into chapters and scenes and are easily organizable and sortable. You can even create and playback AI-generated voice narrations to see how well your story flows. You can also create online beta reader previews to easily share and get feedback.


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  • Notion

    Free Personal Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

    It's like Google Docs, but everything is organized and discoverable by your team. Real collaboration in real-time.

    Tired of your clunky wiki? With Notion, adding all types of content is as easy as drag & drop. Drag. Drop. Work as fluidly as you think.

    Love using Trello? Notion brings the same visual organization to every page. A unique & effortless way to stay organized.

    Powerful tools made with creators in mind. Visually stunning layouts made easy.


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  • Pure Writer

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Website

    This is a fast plain text editor designed with what we believe "a good writing experience" should be. Pure Writer is minimalistic and it allows you to write at your heart's content anytime, anywhere without fearing that you'll lose your content ever again.

    With Pure Writer's line and paragraph spacing feature, your text will be clearer and more comfortable to read. Not only that, but it also has smooth scrolling, swipe-to-collapse-keyboard, and many more exciting features.

    Simplicity is hidden complexity. You are able to encrypt your work with your fingerprint, start or stop writing whenever you wish, and share your content quickly to other apps — we've got you covered.

    Most importantly, unless you manually delete it, you will never ever lose your work while using this text editor. Be it an accidental deletion or an unexpected shutdown, you will still be able to recover it from the History.

    When you are satisfied with your content, you can select the share button on the top right corner of the screen and send it elsewhere or start a new article.

    You can now clear this page with the clear button on the top right corner of this screen and start writing. If you accidentally delete anything, you will be able to recover it from the History records.

    We value your work and hope you'll enjoy using Pure Writer.


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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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  • PileMD

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    PileMd has a really beautiful Markdown Editor, looks like Preview. It's like a RichText Editor but it's actually Markdown, and it works like a word processor, complete with Undo/Redo histories, list completion and clickable urls. Most of the features have keymaps too, to keep the focus on writing.


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  • Apache OpenOffice Writer

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Writer, part of the Small Apache OpenOffice iconApache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor. It supports the ISO standard Open Document Format (ODF) for data interchange as its default file format, as well as Microsoft Office 97-2003 formats, Microsoft Office 2007 format (ability to "open" documents in version 3), among others.


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  • Celtx

    Freemium Mac Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    Based on the Firefox engine, supports standards, visual storyboarding, production scheduling, publication & international languages MUI support. Free tutorials, videos & wiki are available from the site. There is a very helpful community too.

    Portable versions:

    Celtx uses an industry standard screenwriting editor typical for screenplays, stageplays, AV scripts, comic books or radio plays. Celtx also includes a rich text editor for outlines. Celtx also incorporates LaTeX in its Typeset feature which allows for more flexible templates & printing options.
    Project collaboration, management & storage
    Celtx offers a web service called Celtx Studios for advanced project collaboration & online file storage.

    Scripts can be uploaded to the Celtx Forum for public viewing, peer reviews & commentary.

    Celtx utilizes the open source Mozilla Sunbird to handle calendaring & production scheduling.

    Celtx features thirty-five different elements, such as Actor or Special Effects, that can be added to the project. These elements can have various information added to them, such as media or text. Celtx allows directors & writers to easily tag elements within each script. These tagged elements can then be automatically transferred to a script breakdown which allows production staffers to easily know what elements the script calls for.

    Pre-Visualization Tools

    Celtx allows people to create storyboard sequences, which can be printed or played using Celtx's built-in image viewer. These are also available to view on a project's website & can be played inside the browser.

    Sketch Tool
    The Sketch tool can be used to draw a sketch or setup which can also be added to your storyboard. The Sketch tool includes pre-loaded icons for cameras, lights & people that can be tagged with text & tools for drawing lines, arrows, shapes & text.


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  • WriteMonkey

    Freemium Windows Website

    Writemonkey is a Windows zenware writing application with an extremely stripped down user interface, leaving you alone with your thoughts and your words.


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  • Standard Notes

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted F-Droid Website

    Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.

    Private means your notes are end-to-end encrypted, so only you can read your notes. Even we can't read the contents of your notes.

    Simple means it does one job and does it well. Standard Notes is a safe and lasting place for your life's work. Our focus is making it easy to write notes wherever you are and syncing them with encryption to all your devices.

    Standard Notes comes free with:
    • Seamless sync across all your devices, with easy to use applications on iPhone, iPad, Mac, web browsers, and other platforms.
    • Offline access, so you can access your downloaded notes even without a connection.
    • No limit on number of devices.
    • No limit on number of notes.
    • Passcode lock protection, along with Touch ID and Face ID protection.
    • A tagging system to organize your notes (like #work, #ideas, #passwords, #crypto).
    • The ability to pin, lock, protect, and move notes to trash, which allows you to recover deleted notes until the trash is emptied.

    We made Standard Notes simple because longevity is important to us. We want to make sure we're here, protecting your notes, for the next hundred years. You shouldn't have to find a new notes app every year.

    To sustain our development, we offer an optional paid program called Standard Notes Extended. Extended gives you access to powerful tools including:
    • Productivity editors
    • Beautiful themes
    • Powerful cloud tools including daily backups


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  • 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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  • RunaBook

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    What is RunaBook?
    Simple, small, useful product for making notes, knowledge bases, and organize daily routine. Main features:

    • tree structure of the records;
    • different types of fields for recording (string, text, number, date / time, record reference, reminder, labels);
    • setting the number and types of fields in each record;
    • data encryption;
    • export / import of the whole book or a separate branch of records;
    • convenient system of links to other records;
    • HTML markup for text fields;
    • set bookmarks on records;
    • create custom record templates;
    • reminders: for the date, time, and repetitive;
    • working with multiple books in one copy of the program;
    • attach any number of files to each record;
    • filter records by all string and text fields, by date or by period, and by tags


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  • Nimble Writer

    Commercial Windows Steam Website

    Nimble Writer is a general-purpose tool for writing stories, be it short fiction stories or even complete novels or books. It focuses on being distraction-free, simple, and fully customizable.


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  • Indigrid

    Free Windows Website

    A new medium for your ideas—augment your thinking with a text editor designed for structuring lists. Side-by-side views allow 3 modes of thinking.

    Indigrid lets you list and group pieces of text in a hierarchical tree structure: so that you can organize big networks of ideas and navigate them—because the emphasis is on manipulating the ideas, instead of designing a document.

    It is like a text editor for mind mapping, with more emphasis on text editing and no graphics.

    Unique outliner features

    Side-by-side views

    • Open up different parts of your outline next to each other by opening it up in a new column.
    • Drag and drop between columns.

    Unlimited undo

    • Undo history is stored even after closing Indigrid, keeping a history of all your changes.
    • Undo extended to view operations as well—closing columns, changing filters, etc.

    Boomarks (saved views)

    • Sidebar to switch between different saved-views that will keep your columns, and filters.
    • Construct "dashboards" of your different projects so you aren't spending as much time navigating your outline.

    Characteristics at a glance

    Plain text

    • No formatting keyboard shortcuts or toolbars to get in your way, just good ol' portable plain text.

    Two modes

    • Normal mode for when the focus is on operations at an element level—delete to delete an entire block of text.
    • Edit mode for when the focus is on individual letters.

    Single database

    • No file operation, i.e. save and open.
    • Automatically opens in background to corruption-resistance database that can survive power outages.

    Keyboard centered

    • Designed for touch typists.
    • Every operation possible with the mouse, is possible using the keyboard—never leave the keyboard.


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  • Dynalist

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Website

    Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.


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  • Trilium Notes

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Chrome ... Cloudron Firefox Website

    Original Feature List (with personal marked Highlights)

    >> Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep tree. Single note can be placed into multiple places in the tree (see cloning)

    • Rich WYSIWYG note editing including e.g. tables, images and math with markdown autoformat
    • Support for editing notes with source code, including syntax highlighting
    • Fast and easy navigation between notes, full text search and note hosting
      >> Seamless note versioning
      >> Note attributes can be used for note organization, querying and advanced scripting
      >> Synchronization with self-hosted sync server
    • Strong note encryption with per-note granularity
      >> Relation maps and link maps for visualizing notes and their relations
      >> Scripting - see Advanced showcases
    • Scales well in both usability and performance upwards of 100 000 notes
    • Touch optimized mobile frontend for smartphones and tablets
    • Night theme
    • Evernote and Markdown import & export
    • Web Clipper for easy saving of web content


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  • (Un)colored

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Next generation desktop rich content editor that saves documents with themes. HTML & Markdown compatible.


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  • GitPitch

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    An alternative to Powerpoint and Keynote for everyone on Git. Create public, private, and password-protected slideshow presentations using the tools you already know and love : Markdown + Git.

    Enjoy seamless Git integration, versioning, and collaboration and instant online, offline, and PDF slideshow generation.

    Simply use your favorite editor to create your slideshow content using GitHub Flavored Markdown and a simple slide delimiter. Then commit and push your PITCHME.md to any public or private repository on GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket.


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  • Atlantis Word Processor

    Freemium Windows Website

    Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still powerful and efficient, Atlantis will be the perfect companion for a wide range of your word processing tasks, – from simple to most complex.

    A basic version of Atlantis Word Processor, called Atlantis Nova, is available for free download.


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  • Refind

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Website

    Every day we analyze thousands of new links and create a magazine of the most relevant ones for you.

    Save links from around the web with one click—with our browser extension on your computer, or our share extension on your phone.

    Search the web as you always do. Refind highlights links you or your friends saved when you search on Google.

    Deferral fails in the information age because there’s always more information to read later—our reading lists pile up and read later becomes read never. Our smart reading list helps you read better. Links you don’t read within two weeks move to Someday, sorted by relevance.

    Save links from your browser or any app, and discover what others save wherever you go. And, access your reading list anytime, anywhere—even when you’re offline.


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  • 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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  • Hypothes.is

    Free Web Chrome Firefox Website

    Annotate with anyone, anywhere
    Our mission is to bring a new layer to the web. Use Hypothes.is to discuss, collaborate, organize your research, or take personal notes.


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  • Turtl

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Self-Hosted Chrome Firefox Website

    Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.

    Turtl uses high-end cryptography to protect your data. Whether you're worried about information leaks, competitive advantage, or blanket government surveillance, Turtl works hard to make sure only you, and those you choose, can see your data.

    Just because Turtl is secure and private doesn't mean you can't share with your teammates or family. Choose who you want to have access to your data without compromising your security.


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Comments on Writer

· Dec 2020 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

it's good to know about all text-oriented apps in the world but some methodology on discerning between them would be nice since there's a lot of overlap in features.


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