Light Markdown Editor - Chrome Web Store
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Overview

A standalone Markdown editor

Light Markdown Editor is a live editor for typing Markdown with a live preview in Google Chrome. lightmd does not rely on a backend. It does not send the content to any external server. lightmd is designed to be lightweight, not feature rich, while still providing some flexibility as a scratchpad. Preview supports three styles, None (browser default rendering), Github (inspired), and a custom lightmd style (seen in screenshot). lightmd allows for export to .md, HTML, and printing directly from the preview frame (must hit the Print button, not Ctrl+P). The extension stores your content while you type in the browsers local storage. It has 4 "slots" which can be swapped between as you wish. NB! Wiping browser local storage will wipe the contents stored in these editors! lightmd uses a JavaScript library for converting Markdown to HTML (markdown-js), which has some limitations. It only supports basic Markdown and does not support inline HTML. lightmd is open source and available on GitHub: https://github.com/jorgenys/lightmd

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Sushruta BhattacharjeeSep 4, 2021

Hasn't had an update in years but still works fine, and does what it says. I know it's meant to be lightweight, but any chance of syncing the notes with Dropbox or Nextcloud?

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阿狸Jan 6, 2019

Bad support for Chinese, and the theme can not choose black

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Joel DareApr 1, 2016

Looks great to me. I'll use it to keep random notes in my browser and to write an MD file on occasion.

Details

  • Version
    1.0
  • Updated
    January 31, 2014
  • Offered by
    Jørgen NYSTAD
  • Size
    363KiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    Email
    post@jnystad.no
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