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5 Medium Alternates (other than Dev.To of course :)

Over the years, Medium has turned out to be an easier way for writers to post and publish their works. For writers, small or large Medium turned out to become a safe place and one could start a blog easily within a matter of minutes. With time, Medium changed its model by putting a paywall for its readers. Many of the writers did not like the subscription model and not everyone can afford a subscription. If you are a Medium user and didnt like the subscription model or want to switch to another platform, here are the top five best unpopular medium alternatives you must know!

We are all so tired of writing on google docs, arent we? While I was doing my research to find some unpopular alternatives to Medium, I first found Filbert. Filbert is a web-based writing app, very similar but also has a very thin line of difference when compared to Medium. With Filbert, you can write privately, share and publish articles. You can simply start writing directly on Filbert and use images, gifs, and emojis. With Filbert, you can easily organise your articles and share and publish them with ease.

WriteFreely is free and open source software that helps you publish your work easily on the web. Write Freely focuses solely on writing. There is no news feed, notification centre, likes, claps or any other such distractions. It provides writers an environment free of distraction so that both readers and writers have a good experience. Its an extremely simple application and can be set up within just a few minutes. You can start writing on Writefreely using golang, which just takes a few minutes to set up. Its a truly simple platform, dedicated to writing. is an anonymous publishing platform by Telegram. It allows anyone to post stories without having to register an account. You just have to simply visit the site, put in your entire article content along with your name and press publish. Once you have published your article you will get a public URL to access it. You can use Markdown to format your content and also embed images from your computer, as well as tweets and videos from YouTube and Vimeo. The platform is extremely simple and straightforward.

Plume is not a single website, but an entire interconnected, yet independent network of what we call instances.When we write, it is, most of the time, to share something with other people. Plume has many features that allow the exchange between writers and readers to be bi-directional from the get-go.Plume also makes it easy to collaborate on an article. Since blogs are not limited to one author, many people can write in the same blog, improve each others work, to get to the best final results.

Telescope is a writing and publishing platform. It is minimalistic in nature and features a bunch of cool content distribution mechanisms. Its fast and has nice-looking content pages. The platform is very simple, it doesnt ask for personal details. You just have to register with your email and you are good to go! On Telescope, there are no ads, no tracking, no scripts; it contains only the content and content pages alone. It has a simple design and offers the ability to customise links and tags, change color themes and fonts, and include different types of visual content. You can start writing good and meaningful content right away!

Now that we know that there are ample alternatives to Medium, its time to switch to other platforms and write to our hearts content. What are some other Medium alternatives you know? Put them down in the comments below!

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