Open Source Typora Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Typora is Joplin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Typora and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Typora are Mark Text (Free, Open Source), Zettlr (Free, Open Source), ghostwriter (Free, Open Source) and Trilium Notes (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 7, 2021

    1. nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity with some additional features and interface modifications by Brett Terpstra and ElasticThreads.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      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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    2. Abricotine is an open-source markdown editor for desktop. In Abricotine, you can preview your document directly in the text editor rather than in a side pane.
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    3. 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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    4. Next generation desktop rich content editor that saves documents with themes. HTML & Markdown compatible.

      Discontinued

      Last Github commit on 2017. See https://github.com/n457/Uncolored

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      Most users think (Un)colored is a great alternative to Typora.


    5. novelWriter is a Markdown-like text editor designed for writing novels and larger projects of many smaller plain text documents. It uses its own flavor of Markdown that supports a meta data syntax for comments, synopsis and cross-referencing between files.
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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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Google Chrome
      From school to your office, Skrifa is the word processor for everyone. With a minimal, distraction free, simple and yet powerful interface, it's focused on what you really care, your content.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Crossnote is probably the world's first markdown notes reader & editor Progressive Web Application that works offline and supports syncing with arbitrary git repository right inside your browser.
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