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Editorial Alternatives

Editorial is described as 'plain text editor for iOS with great Markdown support and powerful automation tools' and is an app in the news & books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Editorial for a variety of platforms, including Mac, iPad, iPhone, Windows and Android. The best alternative is iA Writer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try ThinkComposer or Texts. Other great apps like Editorial are Byword, WriteRoom, and Paper.

Editorial 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 Editorial.
This page was last updated Nov 16, 2021
  • iPhone
  • iPad

Editorial is a plain text editor for iOS with great Markdown support and powerful automation tools.

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  1. 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.

  2. ThinkComposer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Create deep visual documents, adaptable and multi-level diagrams, flowcharts, concept maps, mind maps and models.

  3. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

  4. Texts

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Rich editor for plain text (markdown).


    Last version was in March 2018.

  5. For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing. Requires Mac OS X 10.7+


    The program is no longer available for iOS. The Mac version, v3.2.1, released in August 2012, can be still bought from the AppStore.

  6. End-to-encrypted, laser-focussed yet elegant editor. No registration, no login, no ads, no tracking, no hassle. Just write. In private or together with others.

  7. “This is a super-clean writing space with a lot of configurability that stays out of sight when you don’t need it.”

  8. Desk

    • Mac

    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.


    Website/app unavailable.

  9. Monospace is a minimal notes and writing app, built from the ground up with a designed-for-touch UI.

  10. Writing Kit

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Writing Kit is for writers who want to do research and write documents/screenplays in Markdown or Fountain. You don't even need to know Markdown syntax to get started.

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