Mark Text Markdown Editor 0.16 Released With Experimental Spell Checker, Support For Custom Fonts

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Mark Text, a popular Markdown editor, had a new release over the weekend (0.16.0, followed by 0.16.1 to fix a bug). This update brings an experimental spell checker, file encoding support, support for custom fonts, and much more.

Mark Text is a free and open source Electron Markdown editor for Windows, macOS and Linux. It features CommonMark and GitHub Flavored Markdown, seamless live preview, multiple edit modes (Typewriter, Source Code and Focus), and support for code fence for all popular languages.

Prefer to use a GTK3 Markdown editor instead of an Electron one? Check out Marker. There's a Gedit Markdown plugin too.

Other Mark Text features include inline and block Math support, TOC (table of contents) syntax support, keyboard shortcuts, search and replace, paragraph / word / character count, 6 built-in themes (both light and dark), and the ability to export to PDF, HTML / styled HTML.

The latest Mark Text 0.16 adds a multitude of features and enhancements, including:

  • experimental spell checker (Hunspell on macOS, Windows and Linux, and the built-in OS spell checker on Windows and macOS)
  • support inline image and small image (previously inline images were always displayed as block images in preview mode)
  • the GitHub image uploader built into Mark Text now allows choosing the branch to upload to
  • you can once again set Mark Text to use any font you want
  • it's now possible to search images from Unsplash and insert them into your Markdown files directly from Mark Text
  • support RegExp search and replace in file edit
  • support for file encoding/decoding and auto guessing file encoding
  • support for superscript and subscript Markdown extensions
  • support for footnotes
  • CTRL/CMD+SHIFT+F now opens the sidebar and focuses "search in folder"
  • Windows jump list entries
  • export and print options
  • cycle through tabs via shortcuts
  • close tabs by mouse middle click
  • support for TOML and JSON front matter
  • tabs now have a menu
  • resize image and toggle inline and block image
  • parse page title when pasting a link
  • add link tools: unlink and jump
  • support GFM auto link and auto link extension
  • added alt accelerator on Linux and Windows
  • added per-tab notifications for file changes
  • search input now searches on key press
  • code block optimization

Besides this, Mark Text 0.16 includes a few other minor enhancements, and close to 50 bug fixes.

Mark Text Spell checker

The new experimental spell checker is disabled by default so to use it, enable it from the settings (Spelling tab). From there you can also enable automatically identifying the used language (Windows / macOS only with the OS spell checker), set the default spell checker language, and add new Hunspell dictionaries.

It's also worth noting that Mark Text 0.16.0 (and 0.16.1) come with disabled hardware (GPU) acceleration on Linux with Wayland due to some rendering issues with the frameless window.

Download Mark Text

The Mark Text GitHub releases tab has binaries for Windows, macOS and Linux (DEB, RPM, as well as AppImage and .tar.gz which should run on any Linux distribution). The application is also available on Flathub.