TextDown Alternatives

    TextDown is described as 'awesome, free and open-source Markdown Editor' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 25 alternatives to TextDown for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Typora, which is free. Other great apps like TextDown are StackEdit (Free, Open Source), Haroopad (Free, Open Source), ReText (Free, Open Source) and Byword (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 22, 2021

    1. Typora will give 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.
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    2. StackEdit is a free, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack Exchange sites. Rich Markdown editor
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    3. 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.
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    4. ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms (Linux and BSD are officially supported).
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    5. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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    6. MacDown is an open source Markdown editor for OS X, released under the MIT License. It is heavily influenced by Chen Luo’s Mou.
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    7. Markdown Edit is a Windows desktop Markdown editor with an emphasis on content and keyboard shortcuts. There is minimal window chrome and most functions are accessed through keyboard shortcuts.

      Discontinued

      According to the project's GitHub README.md, Markdown Edit is no longer maintained, and the author recommends Visual Studio Code.
      https://github.com/mike-ward/Markdown-Edit/

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    8. MarkdownPad is a full-featured Markdown editor for Windows. Features:

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.5, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
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      • Thunderbird
      • Firefox
      Google Chrome, Firefox, and Thunderbird extension that lets you write email in Markdown and render it before sending.
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    9. MarkPad is a Text editor for writing in MarkDown-Syntax. It will display the parsed and styled result to the right side of the plain text on the left.
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