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Blank Slate Alternatives

Blank Slate is described as 'Get thoughts down quick, do things with them later. Just start typing' and is an website. There are more than 50 alternatives to Blank Slate, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Mark Text or FocusWriter. Other great sites and apps similar to Blank Slate are Typora, ghostwriter, StackEdit and iA Writer.

Blank Slate alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Note-taking Tools or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Blank Slate.
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  1. Joplin icon

    Joplin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Termux
    • Self-Hosted
    583 alternatives to Joplin 

    Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownJoplin supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionJoplin has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Privacy focusedJoplin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Joplin.
    6.  Works OfflineJoplin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Ad-freeJoplin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    8.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Joplin.
    9.  LightweightJoplin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. Typora icon

    Typora

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    133 alternatives to Typora 

    Typora gives 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. Instead, it provides a real live preview feature to help you concentrate on the...

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    1.  Support for MarkDownTypora supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    3.  Distraction-freeTypora has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    4.  WYSIWYG SupportTypora integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    5.  Support for LaTeXTypora supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Typora.
    7.  LightweightTypora consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    8.  Code FormattingTypora supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    9.  Spell CheckingTypora can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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  3. Mark Text icon

    Mark Text

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    91 alternatives to Mark Text 

    Mark Text support CommonMark Spec and GitHub Flavored Markdown Spec. And it is a realtime preview eidtor, what you type is what you see finally.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownMark Text supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  WYSIWYG SupportMark Text integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    3.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    4.  Dark ModeMark Text supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Distraction-freeMark Text has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    6.  Syntax HighlightingMark Text supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    GitHub Flavored Markdown
    Auto-Completion
  4. FocusWriter icon

    FocusWriter

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    88 alternatives to FocusWriter 

    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program autosaves your progress, and reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back in during your next writing session, and has many...

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    1.  Distraction-freeFocusWriter has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  PortableFocusWriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    ghostwriter

    • Windows
    • Linux
    122 alternatives to ghostwriter 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownghostwriter supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Dark Modeghostwriter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Lightweightghostwriter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Portableghostwriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    6.  Spell Checkingghostwriter can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  Syntax Highlightingghostwriter supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    StackEdit

    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    77 alternatives to StackEdit 

    StackEdit is a free, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack Exchange sites.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportStackEdit integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  Works OfflineStackEdit can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    StackEdit 5 - Split interface (Dark)
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  7. iA Writer icon

    iA Writer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    107 alternatives to iA Writer 

    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.

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    1.  Distraction-freeiA Writer has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  Support for MarkDowniA Writer supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  Support for LaTeXiA Writer supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    4.  Syntax HighlightingiA Writer supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    5.  Works OfflineiA Writer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    6.  Dark ModeiA Writer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Hemingway Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    120 alternatives to Hemingway Editor 

    Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

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    1.  Spell CheckingHemingway Editor can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    2.  Distraction-freeHemingway Editor has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    3.  Works OfflineHemingway Editor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    WriteMonkey

    • Windows
    94 alternatives to WriteMonkey 

    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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    1.  Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in WriteMonkey to stay focused and productive.
    2.  Distraction-freeWriteMonkey has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    3.  Support for MarkDownWriteMonkey supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    4.  PortableWriteMonkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    The interface, full screen.
    The interface, windowed.
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    Inkdrop

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    465 alternatives to Inkdrop 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownInkdrop supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionInkdrop has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Inkdrop.
    Beautiful UI
    Dark theme
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