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WriteMonkey Alternatives for Linux

WriteMonkey is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Zettlr or Mark Text. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WriteMonkey and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to WriteMonkey are Typora, Manuskript, FocusWriter and ghostwriter.

WriteMonkey alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Text Editors or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WriteMonkey.
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  1. Joplin icon

    Joplin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Termux
    • Self-Hosted
    587 alternatives to Joplin 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownJoplin supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionJoplin has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Privacy focusedJoplin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Joplin.
    6.  Works OfflineJoplin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Ad-freeJoplin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    8.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Joplin.
    9.  LightweightJoplin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Joplin vs WriteMonkey opinions
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    alelondon

    not the same category or purpose

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    neotrino

    Not minimal or lightweight

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    Joplin's main purpose is taking & syncing notes.

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    Guest

    Joplin is for collecting a lot of mostly short documents, not for focused writing.

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    Not an editor but a note taking app

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    Typora

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    133 alternatives to Typora 

    Typora gives 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. Instead, it provides a real live preview feature to help you concentrate on the...

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    1.  Support for MarkDownTypora supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    3.  Distraction-freeTypora has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    4.  WYSIWYG SupportTypora integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    5.  Support for LaTeXTypora supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Typora.
    7.  LightweightTypora consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    8.  Code FormattingTypora supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    9.  Spell CheckingTypora can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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  3. Zettlr icon

    Zettlr

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    116 alternatives to Zettlr 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownZettlr supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  File TaggingZettlr can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    3.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Dark ModeZettlr supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  LightweightZettlr consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    7.  Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in Zettlr to stay focused and productive.
    The Berlin Theme (dark mode)
    The Berlin Theme (light mode)
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    Mark Text

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    91 alternatives to Mark Text 

    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.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownMark Text supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  WYSIWYG SupportMark Text integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    3.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    4.  Dark ModeMark Text supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Distraction-freeMark Text has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    6.  Syntax HighlightingMark Text supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    GitHub Flavored Markdown
    Auto-Completion
  5. Manuskript icon

    Manuskript

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    104 alternatives to Manuskript 

    Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownManuskript supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  File VersioningManuskript has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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  6. FocusWriter icon

    FocusWriter

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    88 alternatives to FocusWriter 

    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program autosaves your progress, and reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back in during your next writing session, and has many...

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    1.  Distraction-freeFocusWriter has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  PortableFocusWriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    FocusWriter vs WriteMonkey opinions
    Almost everyone thinks FocusWriter is a great alternative to WriteMonkey.
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    FocusWriter has similar window customization, such as, background/foreground colour, font size and type selection and sizing. It is also Portable and is also free. Not as many features as WriteMonkey, but the distraction-free enviroment is the same.

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    They're about even. I did a lot of writing with both of them.

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    ghostwriter

    • Windows
    • Linux
    122 alternatives to ghostwriter 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownghostwriter supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Dark Modeghostwriter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Lightweightghostwriter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Portableghostwriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    6.  Spell Checkingghostwriter can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  Syntax Highlightingghostwriter supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Inkdrop

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    468 alternatives to Inkdrop 

    The note-taking app with robust Markdown editor, supporting macOS, Windows, and Linux. This app is designed to be the most convenient way to make notes in Markdown for your daily hacking.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownInkdrop supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionInkdrop has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Inkdrop.
    Beautiful UI
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    Haroopad

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    105 alternatives to Haroopad 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownHaroopad supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    Discontinued

    The last update was in December 2018.

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    Rentry.co

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Console
    • Terminal
    177 alternatives to Rentry.co 

    Rentry.co is a markdown pastebin and publishing service with preview, custom urls and editing. Fast, simple and free.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownRentry.co supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    3.  Command line interfaceRentry.co either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  LightweightRentry.co consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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