Text Editing

KeenWrite – Java-based desktop text editor


KeenWrite is a competent Markdown text editor, but it faces stiff competition from more mature programs.

Many Linux users have long settled on their favourite text editor, and convincing them to move to a different editor is a challenging task.

String interpolation is common in many programming languages but not found in text editors. It makes KeenWrite akin to a simple programmer’s development environment than a simple text editor.

KeenWrite is definitely a work-in-progress. It would benefit from real-time collaboration functionality, thesaurus, autocomplete, and more besides.

Website: github.com/DaveJarvis/keenwrite
Developer: White Magic Software, Ltd (Portions are copyright Karl Tauber)
License: BSD 2-Clause License

KeenWrite is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary

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