Write for Mac Alternatives

    Write for Mac is described as 'A clean & intuitive design focused on things that matter most - your notes! Write offers a well designed writing experience with beautiful inline markdown rendering and some gorgeous fonts. Add Folders from Anywhere' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Write for Mac for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try ghostwriter or Dendron. Other great apps like Write for Mac are Typora (Paid), Markdown (Free, Open Source), Bear (Freemium) and Hemingway Editor (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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    4. 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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    5. Rentry.co is a markdown pastebin and publishing service with preview, custom urls and editing. Fast, simple and free.
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      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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    6. A distraction free writing app built with an intelligent editor, smart organization & a design brought to perfection after years of iterations. Practically magic
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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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    8. MarkdownPad is a full-featured Markdown editor for Windows. Features:

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.5, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    9. Dillinger is a cloud-enabled, mobile-ready, offline-storage, AngularJS powered HTML5 Markdown editor.
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