Byword Alternatives

    Byword is described as 'is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad' and is a popular app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Byword for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Zettlr, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Byword are Mark Text (Free, Open Source), Manuskript (Free, Open Source), FocusWriter (Free, Open Source) and ghostwriter (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. 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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    3. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc. Outliner Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.
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    4. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.
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      It's the same visual experience, as known from Byword
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    5. 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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    6. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

      Discontinued

      Last update was in Dec 2004. The original app is no longer developed but the Markdown language continues in use and support through many other projects.

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    7. Bear is a beautiful and flexible writing app for note-taking and prose, both on the go for iOS devices and for the Mac OS desktop. KEY FEATURES - Stay organized by linking notes to each other. - Use hashtags to organize and add context to notes.
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    8. StackEdit is a free, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack Exchange sites. Rich Markdown editor
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    9. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.
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    10. 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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