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Old 11-10-2017, 02:09 PM   #1
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Markdown Editor for nontechnical writing


Now that the mainstream has finally figured out what (La)TeX users have known for years (that WYSIWIG word-processors mix writing and formatting together in a way that really isn't a great workflow) and Markdown editors are trending for writing: what Markdown editors do you recommend?

On iOS and OS X, I use Byword. In the past, on Linux, I've used vim with a Markdown preview plugin. But now I want a proper editor.
My searches got me a selection that is, tbh, rather overwhelming:

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comme...kdown_editors/

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comme...l_open_source/

https://www.reddit.com/r/plaintext/c..._markdown_and/

https://www.sitepoint.com/the-best-m...tor-for-linux/

Any opinions?

Not being free (as in either speech or beer) is not a dealbreaker. Not supporting HiDPI (I assume this won't be a problem?) or only offering subscription-pricing (like inkdrop) are dealbreakers.

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Old 11-10-2017, 03:15 PM   #2
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Any opinions?
since you're asking...
imo markdown is so simple and limited, and designed to be readable as is, that there's just no need for a full editor.
that's the genius of it.
 
Old 11-11-2017, 12:40 PM   #3
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Here are some mini-reviews, if that helps.
http://www.sitepoint.com/the-best-ma...tor-for-linux/
http://www.tecmint.com/best-markdown-editors-for-linux/
http://linuxbsdos.com/2014/10/05/the...ors-for-linux/
Remarkable seems popular with most.

Personally, I like WYSIWIG and would never use anything described as "trending" — one step down from "cool"!
 
Old 11-11-2017, 12:44 PM   #4
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Haven't had time to playtest any of these yet, but I did add vim-markdown-composer to my vim setup today.
 
Old 11-14-2017, 01:04 AM   #5
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I just write it how I want in libreoffice writer, and then save it as a html file. It writes all the html code for you.
 
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I just write it how I want in libreoffice writer, and then save it as a html file. It writes all the html code for you.
I'm horrified.
 
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Hmm... as of today the choices seem to be Typora, Uncolored and Caret. With Typora being the most popular.

Not exactly an overwhelming selection.

(I eliminated the ones that advertised "live preview" instead of WYSIWIG).

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Old 07-03-2018, 06:29 PM   #8
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I just tried Typora and I like it.
 
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I just write it how I want in libreoffice writer, and then save it as a html file. It writes all the html code for you.
Love it.
Simple is Sexy
 
  


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