Whether you are starting with Markdown or you already have some experience with this format, these graphical Markdown editors will be very helpful.

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Mark Text

This elegant program comes with an AppImage version, so it can be executed without installation. It has several themes (light and dark), three “view modes”: Source code, Typewriter and a “Focus” version of Typewriter mode (you can switch between Source mode and the Typewriter one with Ctrl + Alt + S), allows to open folders and does not add any strange software file to your project folder.

Mark text window

Zettlr

Another great Markdown editor with a lot of features: light and dark mode, file manager with search, spelling check, export as PDF, HTML or ODT, files open in tabs, “Typewriter” and “Distraction free” modes, optional autosave, etc. It does not add extra files to your project folder. There is an AppImage version. You cannot view two files at once. It’s the editor I like the most.

Zettlr

ghostwriter

Less polished than Mark Text, it’s available in Debian official repositories and it also has light and dark themes. It can’t open folders. You can view the source code and the formatted version of your Markdown file at the same time. It creates “.backup” files inside working folder when opening a file. It has a Markdown cheat sheet included and easily accessible.

Ghostwriter window

Marker

Maybe the simplest of this three options but with a polished GNOME style. Like ghostwriter, it can’t open folders. It has light and dark themes. You can export the files as HTML or PDF.

Marker window

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