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 well-known app 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, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Typora are Obsidian (Free Personal), Mark Text (Free, Open Source), Zettlr (Free, Open Source) and ghostwriter (Free, Open Source).
Inspire is a clone of Ulysses for Windows, with many of the core features but not all. Features Elegant, simple markup editor that mimics the Ulyssess (for Mac only) look and feel. Not as feature rich though.
Buho is a note-taking app. Buho will let you take quick notes, save links, create books and pages for taking classes notes. It is free and multi-platform, and open source under the LGPL v3 License. Index is made with Mauikit.