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Typora Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Typora for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Mark Text or Zettlr. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Typora and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Typora are Obsidian, Trilium Notes, iA Writer and Vnote.

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.
This page was last updated Mar 18, 2022
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  1. Joplin

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Termux
    • Firefox

    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.

    Joplin vs Typora opinions
    Some users think Joplin is a great alternative to Typora, some don't.

    Its not a markdown editor, its a dedicated note taking enviroment

    Top negative comment  7 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.

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    Its not a markdown editor, its a dedicated note taking enviroment

    Negative comment almost 2 years ago
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    ScenicMarathon

    Joplin is focused in taking and organizing notes written in markdown, while Typora is a generic markdown editor.

    Negative comment about 2 years 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 2 years ago
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  2. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.



  3. 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.

    Mark Text vs Typora opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Mark Text is a great alternative to Typora.

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

    Top positive comment  about 2 years ago
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    CrepeDeLaCrepe

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

    Top positive comment  over 1 year 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 almost 2 years 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

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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.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    EtchyLitchi

    Really looks like to Typora, but free.

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  4. 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.

    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.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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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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  5. Trilium Notes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Cloudron
    • Firefox

    Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.



  6. 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.

    Almost everyone thinks iA Writer is a great alternative to Typora.
  7. A Vim-inspired note-taking application that knows programmers and Markdown better.

  8. Notable

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    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.

  9. Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

    Hemingway Editor vs Typora opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments

    Not really a Markdown editor, but it does allow exporting to Markdown, in addition to a variety of other formats.

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  10. 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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