ghostwriter is a Windows and Linux text editor for Markdown, which is a plain text markup format created by John Gruber. For more information about Markdown, please visit John Gruber’s website at https://daringfireball.net/. ghostwriter provides a relaxing, distraction-free writing environment, whether your masterpiece be that next blog post, your school paper, or your NaNoWriMo novel. Here are just a few of its features:
Syntax highlighting of Markdown
Navigation of document headings
Focus mode that highlights the current sentence, line, three lines, or paragraph
Two built-in themes, one light and one dark
Theme creator for custom colors and background images
Spell checking with Hunspell
A Live word count
A live HTML preview as you type
Use of custom CSS style sheets for HTML preview
Image URL insertion via dragging and dropping an image file into the editor
Sundown processor built in for preview and export to HTML
Interoperability with the following Markdown processors (if installed) for preview and export to popular document formats, such as PDF, ODT, and RTF:
The best part is that ghostwriter is entirely free and open source. No longer do you have to look at your friend's stylish Mac OS X Markdown editor with envy. ghostwriter competitively provides the same style and functionality as many other famous editors for both Windows and Linux.... More Info »
Mac OS X - Help Wanted!
Unfortunately, since I do not own an Apple computer, I cannot reasonably create a Mac version of this application. However, if you happen to be a Mac user yourself and have the knowledge, you can build the source code. Theoretically, it should work; but you may run into some bugs since ghostwriter is untested on this platform.
If you are willing to test ghostwriter on Mac OS X and provide bug fixes through GitHub, your help would be very much appreciated.