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Desk is described as *'An award-winning & beloved desktop publishing client, exclusively for OS X.

You are a storyteller, passionate about crafting narratives that capture, express, and delight in what it means to be human'* and is a Note-taking tool in the news & books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Desk for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try FocusWriter or ghostwriter. Other great apps like Desk are Typora, Dendron, Nuclino and Bear.

Desk alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Text Editors or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Desk.
This page was last updated Nov 16, 2021
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An award-winning & beloved desktop publishing client, exclusively for OS X.

You are a storyteller, passionate about...

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  1. Joplin

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Termux
    • Firefox

    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.

  2. Typora will give 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.



  3. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can bring all their knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. It’s a modern, simple, and blazingly fast way to collaborate, without the chaos of files and folders, context switching, or silos.

  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.

  8. Foam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Visual Studio Code

    Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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