LinuxLinks.com
Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar

Search





News Sections
Home
General News (3987/0)
Reviews (636/0)
Press Releases (465/0)
Distributions (197/0)
Software (907/0)
Hardware (537/0)
Security (192/0)
Tutorials (356/0)
Off Topic (181/0)


User Functions
Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User


Events
There are no upcoming events




Focus on Your Writing by Using Markdown Editors

Focus on Your Writing by Using Markdown Editors

Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax created by John Gruber in 2004. It is designed to be easy-to-read and easy-to-write. Readability is at the very heart of Markdown. It offers the advantages of plain text, provides a convenient format for writing for the web, but it is not intended to be a replacement for HTML. Markdown is a writing format, not a publishing format.

Markdown has a much more basic syntax than HTML, leaving aside things like opening and closing tags, and instead uses punctuation and characters that all users will already use in daily writing. The punctuation characters have been carefully chosen so as to resemble what they mean. The intention is to ensure that the syntax does not stop the flow of writing, allowing the author to focus on content, rather than how it looks. In this way, Markdown shares a common bond with LaTeX, a document preparation system for high quality typesetting, which also encourages authors not to focus too much on the appearance, but to concentrate on the right content.

Markdown is a minimal markup language and can be easily read with any text editor. There are powerful online Markdown editors. Further, there are syntax highlighting plugins available for standard text editors such as emacs, vim, and gedit. However, the focus of this article is to identify specially-developed editors which help authors fully exploit all of the advantages that Markdown has to offer. In addition to the editors below, we also would like to give a mention to gedit-markdown.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of our favorite markdown text editors. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for any author who wants to focus more on their writing.

Now, let's explore the 4 text editors at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software in action, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

Markdown Text Editors
ReText Simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText
UberWriter Attractive distractionfree editor
Haroopad Markdown enabled Next Document Processor
StackEdit Markdown editor powered by PageDown

Return to our complete collection of Group Tests, identifying the finest Linux software.

Bookmark and Share


Last Updated Saturday, March 15 2014 @ 06:21 PM EST


We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, SQL, Node.js (new), Fortran (new), Erlang (new), Pascal (new), and Ada (new).


Group Tests
100 Essential Apps
All Group Tests


Top Free Software
5 Office Suites
3 Lean Desktops
7 Document Processors
4 Distraction Free Tools
9 Project Management
4 Business Solutions
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 Productivity Tools
5 Note Taking Apps
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
5 Bitcoin Clients
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
42 Best Games
9 Steam Games
42 Audio Apps
5 Music Streaming
42 Video Apps
5 YouTube Tools
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
4 Audio Grabbers
9 Internet Apps
3 HTTP Clients
5 File Managers
Programming
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
6 Point-of-Sale

Other Articles
Migrating from Windows
Back up your data
20 Free Linux Books
24 Beginner Books
12 Shell Scripting Books


Older Stories
Monday 03/09
  • Raspberry Pi 2: Raspbian (ARMv6) v Linaro (ARMv7) (0)

  • Friday 03/06
  • Raspberry Pi 2 review (0)

  • Sunday 02/22
  • Chess in a Few Bytes (0)
  • Learn the Art of Computer Programming With These Great Free Beginner Books (2)
  • CD Audio Grabbers (0)

  • Monday 01/19
  • fitlet is a tiny fanless PC full of openness (0)

  • Sunday 01/18
  • MintBox Mini gives Linux users a pocket-sized PC (0)
  • 6 Invaluable Assembly Books (0)

  • Wednesday 01/14
  • Why Mac users donít switch to Linux (0)
  • MIPS Creator CI20 review (0)


  • Vote

    What Linux distribution do you run on your main computer?

    Debian
    Fedora
    Mint
    Slackware
    openSuSE
    Arch
    Ubuntu
    Redhat
    Mageia
    CentOS
    FreeBSD
    Results
    656 votes | 3 comments

    Built with GeekLog and phpBB
    Comments to the webmaster are welcome
    Copyright 2009 LinuxLinks.com - All rights reserved