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Open Source Typora Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Typora is Mark Text. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Typora and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Typora are Zettlr, ghostwriter, StackEdit and AppFlowy.

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

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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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    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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    EtchyLitchi

    Really looks like to Typora, but free.

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  2. 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.

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

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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 5 - Split interface (Dark)
    Almost everyone thinks StackEdit is a great alternative to Typora.
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    AppFlowy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

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

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  6. nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity with some additional features and interface modifications by Brett Terpstra and ElasticThreads.

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    Athens

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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.

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    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.

    Discontinued

    The last update was in December 2018.

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    Most users think Haroopad is a great alternative to Typora.
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    ReText

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview.

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  10. Focus on your words not the interface. Quoll Writer is a writing application that helps you focus on your words. Clean and uncluttered. Feature rich. Features are where you would expect them to be.

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