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Markdown, with preview as you write. Similar to Typora, except it's open source (and therefore more likeable, trustworthy and deserving of support). It deserves a point for supporting Windows, Mac and Linux. Mark Text needs the ability to drag-and-drop non-image files from local storage (not to the cloud) and the ability to store that in a local folder the user can sync for him/herself; then Mark Text wil be an absolutely killer productivity app to rival Bear, Boostnote and their ilk.

One bit of weirdness: you can seemingly drag-and-drop image files to the owner's private domain (loli.net). Firstly, the files going to loli.net don't seem to be encrypted, and therefore the owner can see those files. That's not good for the user's privacy and it's a million miles away from safe.

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The image uploader now offers 2 options: https://sm.ms/ (no login) or you can authenticate with GitHub.

The gh option was good once I figured it out. usually for configuration dialogues like this there will either be instructions, or a link to instructions. Here a user just has to know what a "token" is and how to set one up. Honestly 6 months ago I wouldn't have been able to do that. But since it's not 6 months ago, it works fine. :) No control of where the images get added, filenames, etc so would probably want to create a dedicated repo.

Also, I made my repo private so the files won't be generally available on the web for anyone who happens to click on it, but I have no idea what security/privacy is available here. Presumably this isn't somewhere to put a bunch of very sensitive documents.


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easy, shiny, cross platform markdown editor for everyday

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Heavy, heavy, bloated electron app. Guys, you're not convincing me that electron is a viable platform with apps like this one.

Other than that — it's an interesting mix of WYSIWYG and still having the tags visible in the text. Not quite as pretty as the preview pane of, for example, ReText, but not too bad.

I wanted to like it (cross-platform is a nice goal) but ultimately it wasted too much of my time just trying to view a document that it will be leaving my machine shortly.

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  • real time preview
  • autocomplete emoji and common programming language
  • different modes of writing
  • Export as HTML and PDF
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I love the WYSIWYG markdown edit mode (not dual-pane like most markdown editors - live preview in a single pane).
Marktext also has great syntax highlighting for all popular programming languages.
I also use the focus and distraction-free modes a lot.
An excellent, stylish, free and open source markdown editor.

[Edited by noumenon, June 20]

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It is simple enough and works well.
I use it to take notes.

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Multiplatform and portable mode is great.
The Interface is simple,intuitive and clean.
Great looking HTML and PDF export.
Mermaid support looks good.
Keep up the good work.

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The markdown tool that i use everyday

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Really great UI and fantastic syntax highlighting in triple apostrophe. Definitely recommend it!

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Perfect, just what I've been looking for. A simple, clean, Markdown editor for Mac.

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