UberWriter: a MarkDown Editor for Linux


Yesterday I’ve installed Uberwriter, which is a MarkDown editor I quickly want to tell about. It’s a very nice looking application and something that is my replacement for Mou, which I’ve come to love on my Mac.


I’ve become closer friends with vim, but sometimes, when you really don’t want to think about your editor, simpler applications are nice, especially for fans of zen writing.


One of the coolest things about it is actually the formatting of headlines, which appear outside the left of the document.

Apart from that, its markup supports some of pandoc’s extensions like footnotes in markdown by default.

Also pretty cool, is the Focus Mode, which fades out anything but the current sentence you’re working on.

It’s not as mature as other MarkDown editors, but it’s definitely one of the better ones out there!


Getting UberWriter

Either you can buy it on the Ubuntu Software Center for 5$, or just add the repository provided by the author:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:w-vollprecht/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uberwriter

If you like it, consider donating a few bucks to the author through PayPal or Flattr! I considered it worth it and threw 5€ at the project, just after downloading it yesterday.

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