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Typora is described as '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. Instead, it provides a real live preview feature to help you concentrate on the' and is a very popular Note-taking tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Typora for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone and Android. The best alternative is Obsidian. 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 AppFlowy, ghostwriter, Roam Research and Athens.

Typora 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 Typora.
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  1. Obsidian icon

    Obsidian

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    155 alternatives to Obsidian 

    Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownObsidian supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Works OfflineObsidian can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Obsidian without registration.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsObsidian can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Dark ModeObsidian supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  No TrackingObsidian will not track you or use your personal data.
    7.  PortableObsidian can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  Calendar ViewObsidian has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    9.  LightweightObsidian consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Obsidian vs Typora opinions
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    Cai

    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".

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    Guest

    Typora is a markdown editor...

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    cy6ernauti1us

    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.

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    Mark Text

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    91 alternatives to Mark Text 

    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.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownMark Text supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  WYSIWYG SupportMark Text integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    3.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    4.  Dark ModeMark Text supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Distraction-freeMark Text has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    6.  Syntax HighlightingMark Text supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Auto-Completion
    Code Fence
    Mark Text vs Typora opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Mark Text is a great alternative to Typora.
    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.

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    aahmadk

    First of all it's free & open source, full WYSIWYG experience, tabbed document editing, and minimum-effort transition for typora users.

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    CrepeDeLaCrepe

    Free and open-source, plus, it's seems more optimized (on Windows) than Typora.

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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.

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    Guest

    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

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    Guest

    Good Markdown editor, but noticeably slower than Typora with large documents

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    EtchyLitchi

    Really looks like to Typora, but free.

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    Zettlr

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    117 alternatives to Zettlr 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownZettlr supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  File TaggingZettlr can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    3.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    4.  Dark ModeZettlr supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  LightweightZettlr consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    6.  Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in Zettlr to stay focused and productive.
    7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Zettlr vs Typora opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Zettlr is a great alternative to Typora.
    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).

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    taylregriffin

    Zettlr is similar to Typora in interface and function, but has better features and is open source.

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    Guest

    more feature rich, in active development, one can link files (to reference things) and open-source (Typora is not)

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    AppFlowy

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    • Rust
    383 alternatives to AppFlowy 

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

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    1.  Privacy focusedAppFlowy is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Kanban BoardAppFlowy allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Works OfflineAppFlowy can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Dark ModeAppFlowy supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    ghostwriter

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    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownghostwriter supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Dark Modeghostwriter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Lightweightghostwriter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Portableghostwriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    6.  Spell Checkingghostwriter can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  Syntax Highlightingghostwriter supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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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.

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    Roam Research

    • Online
    115 alternatives to Roam Research 

    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.

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    Athens

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    73 alternatives to Athens 

    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.

    Discontinued

    Athens is no longer being maintained: https://twitter.com/tangjeff0/status/1591139758457389056

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    StackEdit

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    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    79 alternatives to StackEdit 

    StackEdit is a free, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack Exchange sites.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportStackEdit integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  Works OfflineStackEdit can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    StackEdit 5 - Split interface (Dark)
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    StackEdit vs Typora opinions
    Almost everyone thinks StackEdit is a great alternative to Typora.
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    iA Writer

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    105 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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    iA Writer vs Typora opinions
    Almost everyone thinks iA Writer is a great alternative to Typora.
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    Notable

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    • Electron / Atom Shell
    77 alternatives to Notable 

    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...

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    1.  Support for MarkDownNotable supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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