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MarkDrop Alternatives

MarkDrop is described as 'Markdown is a simple syntax built for writers who want to compose in an easy-to-write, easy-to-read format that can be converted to HTML. But the missing component up until now has been quickly uploading that HTML to a URL that can be easily shared with others' and is an app in the news & books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MarkDrop for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Joplin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MarkDrop are Typora, ghostwriter, Hemingway Editor and Inkdrop.

MarkDrop alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Note-taking Tools or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MarkDrop.
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  1. Joplin icon

    Joplin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Termux
    • Firefox
    588 alternatives to Joplin 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownJoplin supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionJoplin has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Privacy focusedJoplin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Joplin.
    6.  Works OfflineJoplin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Ad-freeJoplin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    8.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Joplin.
    9.  LightweightJoplin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Typora

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    133 alternatives to Typora 

    Typora gives 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. Instead, it provides a real live preview feature to help you concentrate on the...

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    1.  Support for MarkDownTypora supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    3.  Distraction-freeTypora has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    4.  WYSIWYG SupportTypora integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    5.  Support for LaTeXTypora supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Typora.
    7.  LightweightTypora consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    8.  Code FormattingTypora supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    9.  Spell CheckingTypora can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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    ghostwriter

    • Windows
    • Linux
    124 alternatives to ghostwriter 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownghostwriter supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Dark Modeghostwriter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Lightweightghostwriter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Portableghostwriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    6.  Spell Checkingghostwriter can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  Syntax Highlightingghostwriter supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Hemingway Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    120 alternatives to Hemingway Editor 

    Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

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    1.  Spell CheckingHemingway Editor can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    2.  Distraction-freeHemingway Editor has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    3.  Works OfflineHemingway Editor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Inkdrop

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    467 alternatives to Inkdrop 

    The note-taking app with robust Markdown editor, supporting macOS, Windows, and Linux. This app is designed to be the most convenient way to make notes in Markdown for your daily hacking.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownInkdrop supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionInkdrop has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Inkdrop.
    Beautiful UI
    Dark theme


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    Haroopad

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    105 alternatives to Haroopad 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownHaroopad supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    Discontinued

    The last update was in December 2018.

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    ReText

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • BSD
    185 alternatives to ReText 

    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownReText supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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    Abricotine

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    81 alternatives to Abricotine 

    A markdown editor for desktop.

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    1.  Distraction-freeAbricotine has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  Support for MarkDownAbricotine supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    Inline preview as you type
    Preview images, math formulas, todo lists and iframes (such as Youtube videos)
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    Crossnote

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    534 alternatives to Crossnote 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownCrossnote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    MarkdownPad

    94 alternatives to MarkdownPad 

    MarkdownPad is a full-featured Markdown editor for Windows. Features: LivePreview : Instantly see how your documents look in HTML as you create them. Easy formatting with keyboard shortcuts. Markdown formatting can be applied (and removed) with handy keyboard shortcuts and toolb.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownMarkdownPad supports MarkDown for document formatting.
      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.5, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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