Atom as Markdown Editor

Alexander Osipenko
Feb 10, 2019 · 2 min read

Recently I was searching for the best way to work with Markdown in OS X. I know, that you can do it in Jupyter, but sometimes I need to create .md report and not .ipynb, so anyone can open it without python installing. There are several apps available in the App Store, I tried them and in my opinion they, not worth money the asking.

So, in my opinion, the Atom is ultimately the best markdown editor! Atom is an open-source text editor. I’m using it as my main IDE for Python and it is very flexible and customizable.

Here is a list of my favorite packages for markdown:

1. Tidy Markdown

Allows you to fix markdown formatting on-save.

GitHub: https://github.com/slang800/atom-tidy-markdown

Install: https://atom.io/packages/tidy-markdown

or

apm install tidy-markdown

2. Markdown-writer

Many useful features for Markdown editing

GitHub: https://github.com/zhuochun/md-writer

Install: https://atom.io/packages/markdown-writer

or

apm install markdown-writer

3. Markdown-pdf

Convert markdown file to pdf on the fly

GitHub: https://github.com/travs/markdown-pdf

Install: https://atom.io/packages/markdown-pdf

or

apm install markdown-pdf

4. Markdown-image-paste

Allows to past image with simple ctrl+v

GitHub: https://github.com/nmecad/markdown-img-paste

Install: https://atom.io/packages/markdown-image-paste

or

apm install markdown-image-paste

And what are you using for Markdown editing?

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