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GhostWriter, a Distraction-free Markdown Editor for Windows and Linux

GhostWriter, a Distraction-free Markdown Editor for Windows and Linux

GhostWriter bears a striking resemblance to iA Writer. Like iA Writer, it’s completely distraction free, with no bells and whistles to get in the way. It has a focus mode, which allows you to narrow your attention to a single , paragraph, or sentence.

 

Another bonus is the inclusion of a “Hemingway” mode, which disables the delete and backspace keys. This isn’t an idea unique to GhostWriter. Many writers swear by the idea that if you’re forced to write first and edit later, you’re ultimately more productive. You can find Hemingway modes in several other text editors, but GhostWriter is the first one.

Right at the bottom of the page is a word count, letting you see how far along you are into your oeuvre. Like iA Writer, GhostWriter also comes with an eye-saving night mode. It’s reasonably customizable too. In to the usual visual tweaks, you can set the text width and change the font.

There are a few areas where GhostWriter leaves a lot to be desired. Its focus mode — which is designed to keep you focused at the task at hand — isn’t nearly as good as iA Writer. GhostWriter simply emphasizes the piece of text you’re working on, while iA Writer places it smack-bang in the middle of the screen, where it’s at eye-level.

Billed as being ‘distraction free’, the Qt based app doesn’t scrimp on features at the expense of looking minimal and stylish. The app, which is pitched at users of all types, from bloggers to dissertation writers, offers a decent set of features, including:

  • Syntax highlighting of Markdown
  • Navigation of document headings
  • Full-screen mode
  • Outline HUD
  • Focus mode highlighting current sentence, a line, 3 lines, or paragraph
  • & dark themes
  • Spell checking
  • Live Word count
  • Live HTML preview window
  • Support for image embeds
  • Export option, including PDF, ODT, and RTF

 

To install Ghostwriter on your Windows, Linux machines, please follow the Tutorial.

Credits: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/12/ghostwriter-stylish-open-source-markdown-editor

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