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iA Writer Alternatives

iA Writer is described as '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' and is a popular Note-taking tool in the news & books category. There are more than 100 alternatives to iA Writer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and Android. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Zettlr or Mark Text. Other great apps like iA Writer are Typora, FocusWriter, ghostwriter and Roam Research.

iA Writer alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Text Editors or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iA Writer.
This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
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The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music....

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  1. Joplin

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
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    • 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.

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    diver_down

    FOSS and (most importantly!) works on ALL platforms. Ubuntu, Manjaro, iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS... it will sync effortless between them. Oh, and it's also E2EE which is mandatory for good security practices as far as I'm concerned. Thanks L.C. <3

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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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.

    Typora vs iA Writer opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Typora is a great alternative to iA Writer.

    Very nice interface, themes, markdown support is awesome. Exactly what I was looking for. I thought it was impossible to find a quality software of this type on Windows.

    Top positive comment  about 5 years ago
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    Very simple interface, multiple files types in exporting, themes

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    arximughal

    It's free and opensource and packed with a lot of useful features. I just love writing in Typora.

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    This was exactly what I was looking for, and iA wasn't quite there

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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    Simple, faster and has everything i need

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  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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    iA Writer is for writing longer texts. Zettlr is for note taking.

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  4. 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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    Interface is great, and you can edit the font from the preferences.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  5. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.

    Most users think FocusWriter is a great alternative to iA Writer.


  6. 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.

  7. As easy to use as a word document or bulleted list, and as powerful for finding, collecting, and connecting related ideas as a graph database. Collaborate with others in real time, or store all your data locally.

  8. 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.

  9. Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.

  10. 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.

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