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Byword Alternatives for Windows

Byword is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Zettlr, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Byword and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Byword are Mark Text, Manuskript, FocusWriter and ghostwriter.

Byword alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Note-taking Tools or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Byword.
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Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

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  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 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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  3. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

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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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  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. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly compatible with Microsoft Word , and can read and edit DOC and DOCX formats.

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  10. Haroopad icon

    Haroopad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

    The last update was in December 2018.

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