Alternatives to Atom Editor for markdown for a writer

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  • fsnotes

    Notes manager for macOS/iOS

    FSNotes has full Markdown support, integrates git, and supports a number of Markdown extensions such as Mermaid, LaTeX and MathJax. It's free with the option to donate (Apple only)

  • Zettlr

    A Markdown Editor for the 21st century.

    My other suggestion to OP would be Zettlr, which can work with files outside its workspaces. It’s a little geeky, but no more so than Atom or Obsidian, and it’s a lot more powerful than something like Typora or iA Writer. And like Obsidian and Atom, it’s free.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • obsidian-releases

    Community plugins list, theme list, and releases of Obsidian.

    I’ll second Obsidian—it’s amazing—and it can export to Word with Pandoc and the Obsidian Pandoc plug. Only downside is that it only works with files that are inside a folder you’ve designated as a vault. (I have a feature request on the Obsidian Forum to enable use of Obsidian as a markdown editor on files outside as well as inside vaults.

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