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One of my favorites for writing in markdown for newbies. by Dec 27
This page lets you create HTML by entering text in a simple format that's easy to read and write. Type Markdown text in the left window See the HTML in the right Markdown is a lightweight markup language based on the formatting conventions that people naturally use in email.
There’s a simple idea about productivity and writing: almost anything you need to do, you can do in a plain text file. By a plain text file, I mean a .txt file that contains nothing but text without formatting—the kind of file that your PC probably opens in Notepad and that your Mac opens in TextEdit . (Linux users already know what I’m talking about.)
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For the past few months we ProfHackers have been running an occasional series about using the command line. I got us started with a couple posts explaining why you might want to use the command line and how to get started using it . Konrad followed with a posts about the uniq command and the sort command for working with text and data files.
“The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.” — Michael Marshall Smith Grow your ideas in style Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft. Your complete writing studio
Your computer is packed with distractions: blinking icons in the system tray, chiming reminders, a web browser ripe with the promise of internet fun. Here's a look at five popular distraction-free writing applications to get you writing without interruptions. Photo by Nina Matthews Photography .
Key features Full-screen. Focus on your work. Even if Mark Pilgrim doesn't like full-screen editors, some of us do. Live text statistics. Word, page and character counts are updated live as you type.
One of my all time favorite writing apps. I love the typing sound. by Oct 22
<a href="http://flattr.com/thing/299206/FocusWriter" target="_blank"><img src="http://api.flattr.com/button/flattr-badge-large.png" alt="Flattr this" title="Flattr this"></a> About • Screenshots • Release Notes • Translations • Bugs About FocusWriter FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work. It's available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, and has been translated into many different languages.