hyscan VS ThiefMD

Compare hyscan vs ThiefMD and see what are their differences.


Writing assistant with topological orderings and mashed kumquats (by asemic-horizon)


The markdown editor worth stealing. Inspired by Ulysses, based on code from Quilter (by kmwallio)
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hyscan ThiefMD
1 4
1 70
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0.8 8.5
11 months ago 7 days ago
Hy Vala
- GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of hyscan. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-28.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ThiefMD. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-13.
  • The most simple way to take notes
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 13 Jun 2021
    If you're looking for a markdown notetaking app, my recommendation is ThiefMD. It has a library, syntax highlighting, decent previews, typewriter scrolling, writebetter integration and a lot of theming options.
  • FOSS markdown editor
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 12 Jun 2021
    The two best I have used are Apostrophe and ThiefMD. Both are available as a flatpak if your distro doesn't have them in the repos. Apostrophe is the nicer writing experience for a single document and exports through pandoc. ThiefMD isn't as good at exporting, but it has a wide variety of themes available, and keeps an organized library for you, similar to Ulysses on mac os, which makes it perfect for notes and longform writing. Regrettably, there doesn't appear to be in the settings for RTL for either of them...
  • ThiefMD: My Linux Markdown Quarantine Project
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/Markdown | 6 Mar 2021
    Thanks! If you wind up testing it out, feel free to let me know what you think. If you find a bug or miss a feature, we're pretty responsive on GitHub Issues.
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/Markdown | 6 Mar 2021
    TL;DR: Open source markdown editor available through Flathub.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hyscan and ThiefMD you can also consider the following projects:

scrivomatic - A writing workflow using Scrivener's style system and Pandoc for output…

pandoc - Universal markup converter

writeas-vala - Unofficial Vala API client for https://write.as

Apostrophe - Mirror of

Trilium Notes - Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

WriteFreely - A clean, Markdown-based publishing platform made for writers. Write together, and build a community.

write-good - Naive linter for English prose

marktext - 📝A simple and elegant markdown editor, available for Linux, macOS and Windows.

orgzly-android - Outliner for taking notes and managing to-do lists