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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, UberWriter is an open-source writing application, with markdown support and features for exporting files to PDF, RTF, ODT and HTML, via pandoc. The software allows the users to write in either fullscreen or the focus mode, that highlights the sentence which is currently written.
The default skin provides a white background, some horizontal lines and a dark font, but the users can choose an inverted skin, having a dark background and white font.
For a demonstration of the UberWriter features, see the below video.
The latest version available is UberWriter 14.09.08, which has been recently released, having support for Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.40 systems.
In this article I will show you how to install UberWriter 14.09.08 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing UberWriter 14.09.08 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the uberwriter package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:w-vollprecht/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install uberwriter
Optional, to remove uberwriter, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove uberwriter