Pendown Alternatives

    Pendown is described as 'allows web writers to write their content in plain text' and is an app in the Development category. There are three alternatives to Pendown for Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Markdown, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pendown are Textile (Free, Open Source) and Texy! (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021

    1. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).


      Last update was in Dec 2004. The original app is no longer developed but the Markdown language continues in use and support through many other projects.

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    2. Textile is a lightweight markup language originally developed by Dean Allen and billed as a "humane web text generator".
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    3. Texy! is a lightweight markup language as well as converter of this format to XHTML, in a form of a library written in the PHP scripting language. It allows the user to write structured documents without knowledge or using of HTML language.
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