Enriched "what you see is what you get" text editor


#1

Hey guy,

I really like Atom, seems like it could provide solutions for all my text editing needs, but I cannot find the proper package (and googling is also hard for this). My goal is to write notes for myself about work, documenting my progress for myself. There is a list of items what I need:

  • Simple “what you see is what you get” editor
  • bold, italic, underlined, crossed fonts
  • colored fonts
  • Chapter titles with different sizes as rest of the text
  • outline of chapters on a pane to navigate between them
  • list items with bulletpoints automatically added, and multiple levels of list with changin bullet point characters

I have been using MS Word for a while for this, but I don’t like it. I have also been using Markdown for this, but it is very annoying to not having the “what you see is what you get” feature, only in a different pane. Latex has the same problem as Markdown.

Can you point me in the direction of any solution inside (or maybe even outside) of Atom?

Thanks!
Balázs


#2

There are several toolbar packages that add buttons for text formatting, e.g. markdown-toolbar.

Can you point me in the direction of any solution inside (or maybe even outside) of Atom?

If you’re fine with Markdown and a distraction free interface (= no buttons), take a look at Typora. Otherwise there’s an entire Stack Exchange network for software recommendations:


#3

Thanks! I like really much!