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li-an
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:49:42 GMT

Hello, I just discovered Typora and I quite agree with the concept - read here http://abnerlee.github.io/typora/2015/03/11/why-typora/#fnref:markdown-principles - to see directly the rendering of the text without a preview window. I don’t know if you are interested in the concept but as Markdown Edit has great features (snippets are so good), maybe you could take a look.

Mike Ward
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:58:19 GMT

I read the article. I've used Typora and they have a very nice editor but it hides formatting. The primary principle of Markdown is it is not WYSIWIG. While I agree that the preview is an impedance mismatch it's optional. Most of us simply write markdown without the preview (even in Markdown Edit). Jeff Atwood has a blog post about why Markdown is popular and why WYSIWIG is evil. https://blog.codinghorror.com/what-you-cant-see-you-cant-get/

li-an
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:08:56 GMT

Thanks for quick answer. Formatting is one click reachable but I can understand your point of view. And you are the guy who is coding :-) It’s to me to make a choice…

NoSi
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 07:15:01 GMT

If you want direct translation auf markdown into view, you may try TEXTS. But you will see, that this leads to several challenges, i.e. editing with bold or italics or changing to headline works not as required. I tested several markdown editor and I am very, very glad, that I found "Markdown-Edit" accidentally. It is extremly close to the editor, I am looking for since years. A very big THANK YOU to Mike — Donation will follow ;)

li-an
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 08:58:53 GMT

Thanks for the suggestion but it lacks the great snippet feature. And I decided to get rid of preview :-)

li-an
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:10:50 GMT

In WriteMonkey, rendering is done in a separate window so there is no interference with work (especially in a second monitor).