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Josh Centers
Hey folks, given all the feedback about word processors, we figured that text editors had to be our next reader survey. But there are about as many Mac text editors as there are issues of TidBITS! We have to whittle the list down to make it manageable, so we've decided to focus on text editors designed to help write in Markdown. Here are our criteria:

* Must be a native Mac app with a menu bar, Dock icon, etc. No Terminal apps, but Mac adaptations of Terminal apps are fine. (No iOS-only apps, and no online-only apps.)

* Must have some capabilities to help write and preview Markdown. These can be either built-in or come via a plug-in.

Here’s a list of what we’re considering so far:

* Atom (with Preview package)
* BBEdit
* Bear
* Byword
* Caret
* Coda (with plugin)
* FoldingText
* iA Writer
* LightPaper
* MacDown
* Markdown Pro
* Mou
* Notebooks
* Sublime Text 3 (with plugin)
* TextMate
* Typora
* Ulysses
* Visual Code Studio (with extensions)

Anything we're missing?

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Re: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

keydel
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Stefan

> On Jul 18, 2017, at 1:52 PM, Josh Centers <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hey folks, given all the feedback about word processors, we figured that text editors had to be our next reader survey. But there are about as many Mac text editors as there are issues of TidBITS! We have to whittle the list down to make it manageable, so we've decided to focus on text editors designed to help write in Markdown. Here are our criteria:
>
> * Must be a native Mac app with a menu bar, Dock icon, etc. No Terminal apps, but Mac adaptations of Terminal apps are fine. (No iOS-only apps, and no online-only apps.)
>
> * Must have some capabilities to help write and preview Markdown. These can be either built-in or come via a plug-in.
>
> Here’s a list of what we’re considering so far:
>
> * Atom (with Preview package)
> * BBEdit
> * Bear
> * Byword
> * Caret
> * Coda (with plugin)
> * FoldingText
> * iA Writer
> * LightPaper
> * MacDown
> * Markdown Pro
> * Mou
> * Notebooks
> * Sublime Text 3 (with plugin)
> * TextMate
> * Typora
> * Ulysses
> * Visual Code Studio (with extensions)
>
> Anything we're missing?
>
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> Managing Editor - TidBITS
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> http://joshcenters.com
> @jcenters
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>
>
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Re: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

Josh Centers
I loved Marked and Brett, but it’s a previewer, not an editor.

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> On Jul 18, 2017, at 2:17 PM, keydel <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Marked 2 by Brett Terpstra
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> Stefan




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Re: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

Roger Henriques
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Espresso has the option to use the Markdown language, but I don’t use it, as I primarily edit HTML and CSS in Espresso.

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> Anything we're missing?




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Re: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

Richard Rettke
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On 18 Jul 2017, at 13:52, Josh Centers [hidden email] wrote:

Missing…
Marked 2
MultiMarkdown Composer
nvALT

Here’s a list of what we’re considering so far:

* Atom (with Preview package)
* BBEdit
* Bear
* Byword
* Caret
* Coda (with plugin)
* FoldingText
* iA Writer
* LightPaper
* MacDown
* Markdown Pro
* Mou
* Notebooks
* Sublime Text 3 (with plugin)
* TextMate
* Typora
* Ulysses
* Visual Code Studio (with extensions)

Anything we're missing?

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RE: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

Louis
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Great to see BBEdit on this list, as it is my all-time favorite text-smashing, word-thrashing, gotta getit from what I GOT, to what it's gotta BE, major league tool. (TextEdit in word processing? Really? OK, barely... <grin>)


-- Louis


-------- Original message --------
From: Josh Centers <[hidden email]>
Date: 18/07/2017 11:52 (GMT-08:00)
To: TidBITS Talk <[hidden email]>
Subject: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

Hey folks, given all the feedback about word processors, we figured that text editors had to be our next reader survey. But there are about as many Mac text editors as there are issues of TidBITS! We have to whittle the list down to make it manageable, so we've decided to focus on text editors designed to help write in Markdown. Here are our criteria:

* Must be a native Mac app with a menu bar, Dock icon, etc. No Terminal apps, but Mac adaptations of Terminal apps are fine. (No iOS-only apps, and no online-only apps.)

* Must have some capabilities to help write and preview Markdown. These can be either built-in or come via a plug-in.

Here’s a list of what we’re considering so far:

* Atom (with Preview package)
* BBEdit
* Bear
* Byword
* Caret
* Coda (with plugin)
* FoldingText
* iA Writer
* LightPaper
* MacDown
* Markdown Pro
* Mou
* Notebooks
* Sublime Text 3 (with plugin)
* TextMate
* Typora
* Ulysses
* Visual Code Studio (with extensions)

Anything we're missing?

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Managing Editor - TidBITS
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http://joshcenters.com
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Re: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

Charles M. Sklar
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Emacs

On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 2:52 PM Josh Centers <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hey folks, given all the feedback about word processors, we figured that text editors had to be our next reader survey. But there are about as many Mac text editors as there are issues of TidBITS! We have to whittle the list down to make it manageable, so we've decided to focus on text editors designed to help write in Markdown. Here are our criteria:

* Must be a native Mac app with a menu bar, Dock icon, etc. No Terminal apps, but Mac adaptations of Terminal apps are fine. (No iOS-only apps, and no online-only apps.)

* Must have some capabilities to help write and preview Markdown. These can be either built-in or come via a plug-in.

Here’s a list of what we’re considering so far:

* Atom (with Preview package)
* BBEdit
* Bear
* Byword
* Caret
* Coda (with plugin)
* FoldingText
* iA Writer
* LightPaper
* MacDown
* Markdown Pro
* Mou
* Notebooks
* Sublime Text 3 (with plugin)
* TextMate
* Typora
* Ulysses
* Visual Code Studio (with extensions)

Anything we're missing?

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http://joshcenters.com
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Re: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

Josh Centers
OK, here’s our updated list based on your feedback. Last call for app suggestions before we get the survey rolling:

Atom (with Preview package)
BBEdit
Bear
Byword
Caret
Coda (with plugin)
GNU Emacs for Mac OS X (with plugin)
FoldingText
iA Writer
LightPaper
MacDown
Markdown Pro
Mou
MultiMarkdown Composer
Notebooks
nvALT
Sublime Text 3 (with plugin)
TextMate (with plugin)
Typora
Ulysses
Visual Code Studio (with extensions)

You may notice that I’ve included GNU Emacs for Mac OS X but not MacVim. The reason for that is because MacVim doesn’t feature any sort of Markdown preview function. If I’m mistaken, please let me know.

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Re: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

Josh Centers
Adam added some more to the list. We also decided to include MacVim for the sake of completeness. Anything we’re missing?

Atom (with Preview package)
BBEdit
Bear
Byword
Caret
Coda (with plugin)
Focused
FoldingText
Gaia
GNU Emacs for Mac OS X (with plugin)
iA Writer
LightPaper
Macchiato
MacDown
MacVim
Markdown Plus
Markdown Pro
Mou
MultiMarkdown Composer
MWeb
Notebooks
nvALT
Quiver
Romanysoft MarkdownD
Sublime Text 3 (with plugin)
TextMate (with plugin)
TextNut
Texts
Typora
Ulysses
Visual Code Studio (with extensions)
Write for Mac

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Re: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

@lbutlr
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On Jul 18, 2017, at 12:52 PM, Josh Centers <[hidden email]> wrote:
> But there are about as many Mac text editors as there are issues of TidBITS!

Well, there’s BBEDit and vim.


… ponders …

Yep, that’s all of them!

:)

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Re: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

Al Varnell
On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:52 PM, @lbutlr wrote:
> On Jul 18, 2017, at 12:52 PM, Josh Centers <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> But there are about as many Mac text editors as there are issues of TidBITS!
>
> Well, there’s BBEDit

BBEdit (with a small "d") has always been shown on the list.

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Re: Your Favorite Markdown Editor?

Josh Centers
The survey is now live on TidBITS: http://tidbits.com/article/17351

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