Open Source Typora Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Typora for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative 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 loads of them is available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Typora are Obsidian (Free Personal), Mark Text (Free, Open Source), Zettlr (Free, Open Source) and ghostwriter (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 7, 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.
      ScenicMarathon Joplin is focused in taking and organizing notes written in markdown, while Typora is a generic markdown editor.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Its not a markdown editor, its a dedicated note taking enviroment
      Negative comment 9 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 7 months 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 about 1 year ago

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    2. 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  over 1 year 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  about 1 year ago

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      CrepeDeLaCrepe Free and open-source, plus, it's seems more optimized (on Windows) than Typora.
      Positive comment 7 months 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 10 months 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 about 1 year ago

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

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    3. 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 over 1 year 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 about 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 about 1 year ago

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    4. 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 12 months ago

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    5. Features Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep hierarchy (tree) Notes can have more than 1 parents - see cloning Rich WYSIWYG note editing including e.g.
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    6. 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 3 years ago

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      Typora is a WYSIWYG markdown editor, this is not.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

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      FocusWriter isn't a markdown editor
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      FocusWriter is just a regular text editor focused on productivity, it has no markdown features.
      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 over 1 year ago

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    7. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

      Discontinued

      Last update was in Dec 2004. The original app is no longer developed but the Markdown language continues in use and support through many other projects.

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      Markdown vs Typora opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Markdown is still a legitimate alternative to Typora, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      It's a text-to-html conversion tool, not a markdown editor.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      It's a text to html conversion tool, not a markdown editor. Moreover, it's discontinued.
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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    8. 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.
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      Most users think Haroopad is a great alternative to Typora.
    9. Concentration Markdown does NOT need live preview side by side. Focus on your note in both read and edit mode. Cross-Platform Built with C++ and Qt, VNote works in major desktop platforms.
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    10. 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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