ZetelIt is a free and open source Markdown editor for personal knowledge management and publishing. A new version was recently released (1.7.0, then 1.7.1 to fix some problems), which added Vim and Emacs input modes , Tab support, and faster application startup time are due to caching and many other improvements.
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- Integration with reference managers (such as Zotero or JabRef)
- Use JSON or BibTex references
- project support
- Code highlighting in multiple languages
- Export using Pandoc, LaTeX and Textbundle, allowing you to export to HTML, PDF, OpenDocument, Word, RTF and other formats
- Full text search with integrated heat map
- Comprehensive Zettelkasten support
- Includes 5 themes and dark mode (with optional built-in schedule)
- Word counter and writing statistics
- File tagging and tag management
- Spell check/auto correction
- Built-in Pomodoro
- Interference-free mode
- Available in 14 languages
This is an electronic application. If you prefer the GTK3 Markdown editor, please check out Marker.
The new Zettlr 1.7 version comes with a rewritten file system core, which supports opening documents in tabs through the cache (up to 95% after the cache is filled), easier file management, and less RAM usage And faster application startup time. . The tab title shows the top title of the file. When you hover, you can get some other information, such as the number of words and characters and the label used by the file.
This version also brings various user interface improvements, such as new icons almost everywhere, fixed context menus in some places, all themes have been updated, and there is a new theme called Bordeaux. In addition, the dialog now respects the dark mode setting.
Another important change in Zettlr 1.7 is the addition of Vim and Emacs input modes. You can switch from the normal input mode in the application preferences to Vim or Emacs input mode.
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There are many other changes in Zettlr 1.7, including:
- The Windows installer is finally code signed, so your operating system no longer warns
- New syntax highlighting language
- Numerous improvements to the editor itself (display and behavior)
- A new interactive tutorial for new users
- RTL support
- Added syntax highlighting modes for Elm, F#, Haskell, VB.net, HTML, XML, Markdown, Julia, Turtle, SPARQL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, VHDL, Tcl, CommonLisp, Scheme and PowerShell
- Copying images from Explorer/Finder/File Browser can now insert them into the document and then copy to the asset catalog
- The global search bar auto-complete function is now also applicable to non-western scripts, such as Japanese, Korean, Chinese or any other scripts
- On Linux, the default window decoration has been restored-that is, the hamburger menu button disappears, and the menu will be displayed wherever the window manager decides
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Zettlr is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux.
On Linux, there are DEB packages for Debian and Debian-based Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop! _OS, Zorin OS, etc.; there are also RPM packages for Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS and other RPM-based Linux distributions. And the unofficial Arch Linux / Manjaro AUR package. There is also an AppImage that can be used on any Linux distribution.