Remarkable is one of the best Markdown editors available for Linux. This article takes a detailed look at this tiny but awesome GitHub flavored Markdown editor.
Markdown is a lightweight and simple Markup language. It allows you to create good looking documents using a plain text format. It’s easy to read and can be converted to a bunch of other file formats for ease of use.
If you’re not familiar with Markdown, you can follow the cheat-sheet here to get acquainted with it.
Now considering that you’re familiar with Markdown, it’s extremely helpful to have a good Markdown editor. Remarkable Markdown Editor is a great example of this.
It not only has a clean and simple interface, but also a lot of useful features. Some of its features are:
This is one of the most helpful and important things to have in a Markdown editor. You don’t have to save your work and switch apps to check how it looks. You can see the magic as you type out your work!
Github Flavored Markdown
Remarkable uses Github Flavored Markdown (GFM). Thus it is has a simple and easy to learn syntax along with support for
- .. and more!
Export to PDF and HTML
You can export your document to PDF or HTML for easy distribution. The exported file can be either plain text or stylized.
You can add your own custom styles if you’re not happy with the default style.
If you have code in your document, Remarkable has syntax highlighting support so that it is easier and more beautiful to look at.
Remarkable can be easily customized to your liking. You can change how it looks, where the windows are, night mode, and more.
You can add MathJax formatted mathematical expressions and they’ll be rendered in the proper way. This comes in very handy when doing schoolwork or research papers.
There are a ton of keyboard shortcuts available. You can basically start and finish editing your document without your hands ever leaving the keyboard.
If you want to see some more examples and previews, you can visit their features and screenshots page here.
Install Remarkable Editor
The developer of Remarkable provides installer files for Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE based distributions. You can get them from the download section of its website.
Arch-based distributions have an AUR package available. If you use Windows from time to time, the Windows version is in the works and will be released soon.
I personally use this editor quite often and find it to be very intuitive and easy. And as always, if you have any questions or suggestions drop a comment below!