FocusWriter Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to FocusWriter for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Zettlr or ghostwriter. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FocusWriter and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to FocusWriter are Typora (Paid), Dendron (Free, Open Source), Carnet (Free, Open Source) and Haroopad (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 16, 2021

    1. 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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    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.
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      Most users think Typora is a great alternative to FocusWriter.

    3. 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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      Zettlr vs FocusWriter opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      liricospina This program does not work in any other version of Mac OS but the very latest, which by all accounts is still to be avoided. (Apparently. working remotely has made the macsters overzealously productive in an attempt to remain useful and banish boredom, at mac users' expense.)
      Positive comment 11 months ago

    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.
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      ghostwriter vs FocusWriter opinions
      Most users think ghostwriter is a great alternative to FocusWriter.
      Krakra very nice tool - i like it much more than Write and use it as alternative to it.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      javillalba - Full screen distraction-free. - Open Source license. - Word count and progress stats.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    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.
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    6. Carnet is a complete and rich note taking app for Android and Linux that can be synced with NextCloud (selfhosted) or the official Carnet server.
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      Carnet vs FocusWriter opinions
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      Crystale It has a great UI and it is Open Source.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    7. 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.
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    8. novelWriter is a Markdown-like text editor designed for writing novels and larger projects of many smaller plain text documents. It uses its own flavor of Markdown that supports a meta data syntax for comments, synopsis and cross-referencing between files.
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    9. is a markdown pastebin and publishing service with preview, custom urls and editing. Fast, simple and free.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Crossnote is probably the world's first markdown notes reader & editor Progressive Web Application that works offline and supports syncing with arbitrary git repository right inside your browser.
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