Text editors are needed by everyone and among all applications for work we use them more often than others. There are many good editors, but people tend to always want more, so developers create new and new applications. Moreover, in addition to native, there are online editors available in the browser on any platform. I will tell you about them today.
StackEdit is a free Markdown editor that offers many useful functions. It has a panel of visual formatting (bold, italics, lists, etc.), can synchronize with clouds (Dropbox, Google Drive), import files by URL or from a local disk. The highlight of StackEdit is the ability to convert HTML to Markdown.
In Dillinger a very minimalistic interface, which helps to concentrate on your text. This editor has not only support for cloud services Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, but even GitHub. Your finished texts can be exported to HTML, Markdown and PDF. In Dillinger there is a focus mode, in which everything is hidden from the screen, except for typed text.
A simple Markdown editor with a clean interface. All that he can do (if you do not create an account on the service to access advanced functions), it’s to work with the text and display the preview of the parsed Markdown fragment. You can save your work by downloading a text file in HTML or Markdown (.md) using the provided link.
4. Online Markdown Editor
Hardcore, ascetic online editor without problems. Has a preview panel of Markdown-code and the ability to convert to HTML.
5. Markdown Journal
Another fairly simple Markdown editor that syncs with Dropbox. To use it, you will need to provide the Markdown Journal with access to the folder with the documents in your Dropbox.
Dingus is a relatively old and extremely simple Mardown editor, available in any browser. It is noteworthy that it was created by John Gruber, the father of Markdown.
As you can see, the developers of Markdown-Editor did not really bother with the name. This editor supports the layout of GitHub Flavored Markdown (GFM) and works in conjunction with Google Drive.
8. (GitHub-Flavored) Markdown Editor
Another option if you need an editor that supports GitHub Flavored Markdown. It does not work with cloud storage, but it has a preview pane that displays the formatted Markdown code.
Writebox is a free text editor with focus mode and support for Markdown. When you start typing, it hides everything except the text itself. Excellent works Dropbox and Google Drive, has hotkey support and allows you to download your text in html or txt format.
A fairly simple online notebook that understands the Markdown markup. If necessary, can save your texts in Dropbox or Evernote.
As you can see, the lack of free online editors with Markdown support is not felt at all. Among all I would single out StackEdit and Dillinger, Both have a sufficient set of functions for daily work, which is different from the rest.
However, if you are working on GitHub projects, you should evaluate the benefits Markdown-Editor and (GitHub-Flavored) Markdown Editor.
Markdown Education Resources
Markdown – great for writing texts intended for publication on the web. It’s simple, intuitive, not as complicated as HTML, and designed specifically for creating texts.
If you are interested in Markdown, here are a few resources that will help you:
- interactive tutorial on Markdown
- official syntax documentation
- article about mastering Markdown