Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
Obsidian vs Typora opinions
Obsidian does technically provide some similar features to Typora, namely a live-preview markdown editor. However it's not really a text editor like Typora, more a managed note-taking system. You could not really say "I have this markdown file, I'll edit it with Obsidian".
Typora is a markdown editor...
Same reason as why Joplin is not similar -- Obsidian is also not similar to Typora because it's another note-taking software, which, even though it stores it's notes in markdown format, is not a full-fledged markdown editor, unlike Typora which is.
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.
Mark Text vs Typora opinions
Very similar to Typora, but open source. Moreover it seems that Typora will not be free when the beta ends, while Mark Text will be free forever.
First of all it's free & open source, full WYSIWYG experience, tabbed document editing, and minimum-effort transition for typora users.
Free and open-source, plus, it's seems more optimized (on Windows) than Typora.
Fair but not completely. First of all one should be able to number and reference the equations in the text. The second thing is that I would like to be able to use a much darker and larger font (I figured out the latter but not the former)... Fantastic tool.
it's basically typora feature to feature with some more. besides it is way more polished and it's default themes are better. the table and image support seems more native and the tabs are less buggy, at least on mac os where the window size changes when you go from multiple tabs to one tab. and renaming a file doesn't reset when you switch tabs. It's implementation of latex is better but it at the trade off of not having syntax highlighting
Good Markdown editor, but noticeably slower than Typora with large documents
Really looks like to Typora, but free.
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.
Zettlr vs Typora opinions
Zettlr has almost every feature of Typora, but it can do even more. An example is the support to hyperlink to other notes in the same directory (so that it is possible to implement Zettelkasten).
Zettlr is similar to Typora in interface and function, but has better features and is open source.
more feature rich, in active development, one can link files (to reference things) and open-source (Typora is not)
AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.
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.
ghostwriter vs Typora opinions
ghostwriter is a c++ program much faster and better than any electron alternative.
As easy to use as a word document or bulleted list, and as powerful for finding, collecting, and connecting related ideas as a graph database. Collaborate with others in real time, or store all your data locally.
The problem with notetaking apps like Evernote or Apple Notes is that once you write a note, after a week you never look at it again. Without any organization, you're stuck praying that search will work for your future self.
Athens is no longer being maintained: https://twitter.com/tangjeff0/status/1591139758457389056
StackEdit is a free, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack Exchange sites.
StackEdit vs Typora opinions
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.
iA Writer vs Typora opinions
Notable is a cross-platform note app. Notes are plain Markdown files, their metadata is stored as Markdown front matter. Attachments are also plain files, if you attach a picture.jpg to a note everything about it will be preserved, and it will remain accessible like any other...