BadWrite Alternatives

    BadWrite is described as 'One day it rains and I have to write an article for the web, I need to write, not to think about where to place the images or format the text, I need that simple wonder called Markdown' and is a Text Editor in the Photos & Graphics category. There are nine alternatives to BadWrite for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is nvALT, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BadWrite are Notational Velocity (Free, Open Source), Quiver (Paid), nvPY (Free, Open Source) and Hyperdraft (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021

    1. nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity with some additional features and interface modifications by Brett Terpstra and ElasticThreads.
    2. Notational Velocity is a mouseless application for storing and retrieving notes. With Notational Velocity, searching for notes is not a separate action; rather, it is the primary interface. Searching encompasses all notes content and occurs instantly with each key pressed.
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    3. 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.
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    4. nvPY is a note-taking tool inspired by Notational Velocity, nvALT and ResophNotes. It syncs with simplenote, and runs on Linux, Windows and OSX.


    5. Quick and easy notes in one place
    6. Metanota is a beautiful OSX client and editor for creating and managing notes using the well known SimpleNote cloud service. Other note-taking cloud providers will follow shortly.
    7. Filenotes is an app designed for simple note taking and cloud sync. It has no closed or proprietary formats, no lock-in and is compatible with any device which supports text files.
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    8. Simple syntax highlighted Notes manager with incremental full-text search and GMaill like tags as folders.
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