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    Typora Alternatives

    Typora is described as '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' and is a very popular Note-taking Tool in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Typora for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Mark Text or Zettlr. Other great apps like Typora are Obsidian (Free Personal), ghostwriter (Free, Open Source), Trilium Notes (Free, Open Source) and Roam Research (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 23, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Joplin vs Typora opinions
      Some users think Joplin is a great alternative to Typora, some don't.
      Its not a markdown editor, its a dedicated note taking enviroment
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      Its not a markdown editor, its a dedicated note taking enviroment
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

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      Spout As others said, while Joplin does include MD functionality, it is to use within itself not as a general editor. I don't even know if you COULD use this as a MD editor. Not conveniently for sure.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      ScenicMarathon Joplin is focused in taking and organizing notes written in markdown, while Typora is a generic markdown editor.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Joplin appears to be a full-fledged OneNote or Evernote replacement, including database functionality. Typora currently weighs in at 24 MiB, while Joplin came in at almost 240 MiB (on macOS).
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. A second brain, for you, forever. The human brain is non-linear: we jump from idea to idea, all the time. Your second brain should work the same.
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    3. Mark Text is a Markdown editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. It is a concise text editor, dedicated to improving your editing efficiency.
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      Mark Text vs Typora opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Mark Text is a great alternative to Typora.
      EtchyLitchi Really looks like to Typora, but free.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      ScenicMarathon 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.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      CrepeDeLaCrepe Free and open-source, plus, it's seems more optimized (on Windows) than Typora.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      daacosta 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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Good Markdown editor, but noticeably slower than Typora with large documents
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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.
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      Zettlr vs Typora opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Zettlr is a great alternative to Typora.
      more feature rich, in active development, one can link files (to reference things) and open-source (Typora is not)
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      taylregriffin Zettlr is similar to Typora in interface and function, but has better features and is open source.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      ScenicMarathon 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).
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. 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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      ghostwriter vs Typora opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ghostwriter is a great alternative to Typora.
      bigbigboy ghostwriter is a c++ program much faster and better than any electron alternative.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    6. Original Feature List (with personal marked Highlights) >> Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep tree. Single note can be placed into multiple places in the tree (see cloning)
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    7. 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.
    8. 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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      Almost everyone thinks StackEdit is a great alternative to Typora.
    9. 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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      Almost everyone thinks iA Writer is a great alternative to Typora.
    10. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.
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      FocusWriter vs Typora opinions
      This alternative is disputed. FocusWriter is still a legitimate alternative to Typora, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      typora is a markdown editor, focus is not
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      Typora is a WYSIWYG markdown editor, this is not.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      FocusWriter isn't a markdown editor
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      FocusWriter is just a regular text editor focused on productivity, it has no markdown features.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      FocusWriter is just a regular text editor focused on productivity, it has no markdown features.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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