A little review to my favourite Markdown editor, Typora.
I read about Markdown 3 years ago when I was starting this blog. I was looking at the “Markdown Support” option in JetPack, a plugin of WordPress. I wondered what Markdown is and investigated it. No too long until I found its origin along with the Apple-centric blog.
Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format
I enjoyed writing using Markdown since I discovered it, and I have always been looking for a better Markdown editor. I have tried Mou, MacDown, Byword and many more, but I have yet to find one that I truly love.
Until few months ago, I found Typora.
Typora is a truly minimalistic Markdown Editor. Not like the other editors, Typora doesn’t separate the markdown syntax from the live preview, the two are combined into one editor. As you type, your markdown syntax will be transformed to the actual preview, like a WYSIWYG editor.
Typora offers many other power features that let you take more advantage in using markdown. The one I use the most is the Table feature. Just fill in the row and column size in the popup window, and Typora will generate the table as you wanted. So you don’t need to bother with the crazy table syntax.
Markdown Syntax of table... Markdown | Less | Pretty --- | --- | --- *Still* | `renders` | **nicely** 1 | 2 | 3
Another feature I use all the time is the Table of Content. As the name suggested, it generates a ToC for you base on your current writing. Obviously, clicking on the links will direct you to the corresponding section.
Last but not least, my favourite function, Themes! Typora uses CSS to theme it’s editor and all the built-in themes are all so beautiful, I am not even kidding.
Typora is currently on beta, and it’s free during beta! So give it a try and tell me what you think!