The Eye Candy Markdown Editor ‘Typora’ Is Now Available for Ubuntu

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Are you in search of an efficient markdown app? Search no further because Ubuntu Next has come to your rescue because of this new clean app we came across last week.

Typora, a minimalistic markdown editor racked up recommendations for its Windows and macOS apps recently, and now it is available for Ubuntu.

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Typora combines its writing space with its preview space, thereby letting you see the result of your markdown styles. It is both a reader and a writer, but it has no preview window to toggle on and no on-screen toolbar of formatting buttons.

What Typora does instead is, combine its writing space with its preview space to let you see your input as you type. In other words, you don’t need to press a button to see it looks -it does that automatically.

You still have the option to enter the ‘source code mode‘ to view your document’s style beside line numbers by clicking the angular brackets icon in the status bar.

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It has support for all the standard markdown text formats plus image support (including image drag and drop from the web);  making tables; creating numbered, bulleted and checkable lists; code fencing and highlighting; table of contents, and lots more.

Typora will let you save your work as an *.md file.

Other Features

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There is a word count. Click on the ‘{num} words’ button to see more stats about your document, including the average time it’ll take to read it along with its line and character count.

It has a distraction free mode which helps you concentrate on the part you’re writing and not its surroundings. It also has a novel Typewriter mode that centers the current line in the screen’s center -meaning a new line will always be in the exact same place.

There is also the find and replace words and sentences feature, and the custom themes feature. So if you get tired of the plain old white background you can browse through all the currently available skins at theme.typora.io.

Learn more about the “Whys” behind some of Typora’s design decisions in this blog post by Abner Lee, Typora’s developer.

Installing Typora Markdown Editor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Typora is free to download. You can add its official repository to your Software Sources via the command below:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys BA300B7755AFCFAE
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://typora.io linux/'
sudo apt update && sudo apt install typora

If you don’t want to add a PPA you can just download the latest 64-bit release for Ubuntu. Or grab a cross-distro AppImage from the Probono AppImages website.

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Okoi Martins Jr.
I'm a Computer Scientist with a passion for learning new things in fields ranging from theoretical implications of computer science and mathematical modeling to web development and music. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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