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Simpletext Alternatives

Simpletext is described as 'The simplest distraction-free writing app ever created' and is a Note-taking tool in the news & books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Simpletext for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Dendron, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Simpletext are Bear, iA Writer, Ulysses and OmmWriter.

Simpletext alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Text Editors or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Simpletext.
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  1. Dendron icon

    Dendron

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Visual Studio Code
    207 alternatives to Dendron 

    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.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownDendron supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Dendron.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDendron can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Privacy focusedDendron is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Bear

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    219 alternatives to Bear 

    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.

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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    107 alternatives to iA Writer 

    The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music. The key is focus. What you need to write well is a spartan setting that allows you to fully concentrate on your text and nothing but your text.

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    1.  Distraction-freeiA Writer has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  Support for MarkDowniA Writer supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  Support for LaTeXiA Writer supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    4.  Syntax HighlightingiA Writer supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    5.  Works OfflineiA Writer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    6.  Dark ModeiA Writer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Ulysses

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    94 alternatives to Ulysses 

    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.

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    OmmWriter

    • Mac
    • Windows
    47 alternatives to OmmWriter 

    Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close relationship between writer and paper. The more intimate the relation, the smoother the flow of inspiration.

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    1.  Distraction-freeOmmWriter has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
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      Byword

      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      156 alternatives to Byword 

      Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

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      1.  Support for MarkDownByword supports MarkDown for document formatting.
      2.  Works OfflineByword can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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      Allegory

      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      189 alternatives to Allegory 

      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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      ZenWriter

      • Mac
      • Windows
      62 alternatives to ZenWriter 

      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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      Calmly Writer

      • Windows
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      47 alternatives to Calmly Writer 

      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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      1.  Distraction-freeCalmly Writer has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
      2.  Support for MarkDownCalmly Writer supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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      1Writer

      • iPhone
      • iPad
      25 alternatives to 1Writer 

      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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      1.  Support for MarkDown1Writer supports MarkDown for document formatting.
      2.  Works Offline1Writer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      3.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensions1Writer can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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