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    Monospace Alternatives

    Monospace is described as 'minimal notes and writing app, built from the ground up with a designed-for-touch UI' and is a Note-taking Tool in the News & Books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Monospace for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. Most alternatives are Note-taking Tools and Text Editors. 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 Monospace are Typora (Paid), Nuclino (Freemium), Dendron (Free, Open Source) and Markdown (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 16, 2021

    1. ZenWriter, a text editor for Windows that cuts out all the distraction and lets you focus on letting your thoughts flow.
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      Allegory is a powerful notes app with a beautiful iOS-centric UI. The minimal and focused writing experience, combined with an impressive set of powerful features, makes this the ideal choice for everyone.
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    2. Dark Room is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, Dark Room is just about you and your text.
    3. Privacy oriented, without vendor lock in note organizer, todo list desktop application. Work offline with text, markdown and pdf files.
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    4. Calmly Writer is a professional text editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and distraction-free user interface.
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    5. A modern macOS markdown editor - themeable, tabs, sidebar, GitHub flavored markdown, exporting, latex and more.
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    6. SSuite NoteBook Editor is a free portable text editor that has all the functionality to start you on writing that important novel, short-story or article, with enough bells and whistles to help out.
    7. 1Writer combines all the basic text editing features you would expect with all the advanced features you will ever need. Use 1Writer to write, research, revise, and share your ideas with maximum efficiency.
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    8. Cold Turkey Writer won't let you quit until you finish your work. Like, literally will not quit.
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    9. PyRoom is a free editor that stays out your way - and keeps other things out of your way, too.


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