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Paragraphs is described as 'app just for writers. It was built for one thing and one thing only: writing. It gives you everything you need to create brilliant prose and does away with the rest' and is an app in the news & books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Paragraphs for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Paragraphs are Dendron, FocusWriter, ghostwriter and StackEdit.

Paragraphs alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Text Editors or Novel Authoring Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Paragraphs.
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  1. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownManuskript supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningManuskript has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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  2. Dendron icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDendron supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Dendron.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDendron can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedDendron is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  3. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableFocusWriter is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableFocusWriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownghostwriter supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Dark Modeghostwriter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Lightweightghostwriter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Portableghostwriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Spell Checkingghostwriter can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Syntax Highlightingghostwriter supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  5. StackEdit icon

    StackEdit is a free, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack Exchange sites.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineStackEdit can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    StackEdit 5 - Split interface (Dark)


  6. Bear is a beautiful and flexible writing app for note-taking and prose, both on the go for iOS devices and for the Mac OS desktop.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownBear supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingBear supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Bear.
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  7. Haroopad icon

    Haroopad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownHaroopad supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Discontinued

    The last update was in December 2018.

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  8. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownInkdrop supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionInkdrop has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Beautiful UI
  9. Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers an integrated environment to brainstorm, draft, revise and even submit text on a professional level.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownUlysses supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  10. yWriter icon

    yWriter

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    yWriter is a writing tool that uses "scenes" as a unit of text and allows you to associate that text with all manner of story elements (characters, locations, items) as well as place it and rearrange it within the context of chapters.

    ⚫︎ PortableyWriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightyWriter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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