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StackEdit is described as 'free, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack Exchange sites' and is a popular Text Editor. There are more than 50 alternatives to StackEdit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Zettlr or Mark Text. Other great apps like StackEdit are Typora, Trilium Notes, ghostwriter and Hemingway Editor.

StackEdit alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Text Editors or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of StackEdit.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online
  • Chrome OS
  • Google Chrome

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  1. Joplin icon

    Joplin

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Termux
    • Firefox

    Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownJoplin supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionJoplin has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedJoplin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Joplin.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineJoplin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeJoplin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Joplin.
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    Desktop and mobile apps
  2. Typora gives you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownTypora supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXTypora supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ LightweightTypora consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingTypora can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Typora without registration.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeTypora doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableTypora is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineTypora can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownZettlr supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingZettlr can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeZettlr supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in Zettlr to stay focused and productive.
    ⚫︎ LightweightZettlr consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    The Berlin Theme (dark mode)
  4. Mark Text support CommonMark Spec and GitHub Flavored Markdown Spec. And it is a realtime preview eidtor, what you type is what you see finally.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownMark Text supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMark Text supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingMark Text supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    GitHub Flavored Markdown
  5. Trilium Notes icon

    Trilium Notes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Cloudron
    • Firefox

    Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionTrilium Notes has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Trilium Notes.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingTrilium Notes will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableTrilium Notes is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  6. 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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  7. Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingHemingway Editor can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineHemingway Editor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. Rentry.co icon

    Rentry.co

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Console
    • Terminal

    Rentry.co is a markdown pastebin and publishing service with preview, custom urls and editing. Fast, simple and free.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownRentry.co supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceRentry.co either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ LightweightRentry.co consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Live markdown syntax highlighting
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