ReText is described as 'simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview' and is a Text Editor. There are more than 100 alternatives to ReText for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Electron / Atom Shell. The best alternative is Atom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Vim or VSCodium. Other great apps like ReText are Sublime Text, Typora, Zettlr and Mark Text.
ReText is mainly a Text Editor but alternatives to it may also be Code Editors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ReText.
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.
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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scrat Ghostwriter performs better at rendering markdown -- better than ReText and Typora.