GhostWriter 1.3.2 A Distraction Free Markdown Editor For Ubuntu

As you may know, GhostWriter is a free and open-source, distraction-free, markdown editor for Ubuntu.

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The latest version available is GhostWriter 1.3.2, which comes with changes.

Main features:

  • syntax highlighting of Markdown
  • navigation of document headings
  • full-screen mode
  • focus mode that highlights the current sentence, line, three lines, or paragraph
  • two built-in themes, one light and one dark
  • theme creator for custom colors and background images
  • custom fonts
  • spell checking with Hunspell
  • live word count
  • A live HTML preview as you type
  • direct-copy as HTML (useful for blogs, web articles)
  • supports custom CSS style sheets for HTML preview
  • image URL insertion via dragging and dropping an image file into the editor
  • Sundown processor built in for preview and export to HTML
  • integrates other¬†Markdown processors (if installed) for preview and export to popular document formats, such as PDF, ODT, and RTF: Pandoc, MultiMarkdown, Discount, cmark

Install GhostWriter on Ubuntu

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install GhostWriter on Ubuntu, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the ghostwriter package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wereturtle/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ghostwriter

Optional, to remove ghostwriter, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove ghostwriter

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya systems.

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