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May 24, 2019 17:09:38

Releasing a Markdown editor tomorrow

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Basile Samel

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I've been thinking a lot about how to improve my writing process and using a markdown editor definitely helps with that.

I used markdown to take notes in college, to present projects on Github, and more lately to write an ebook.

Markdown is a plain text language, so it's easier to focus on the substance over the form while writing. It's also simpler to import/export and share across many platforms.

The second advantage of Markdown is how it goes well with versioning. You can store all your different writing drafts in a Github/Gitlab/[...] account and never lose anything ever again.

It's obviously an incredible tool to help writers focus on what really matters: the message, the art, rather than spending time on formatting.

This is why today I started working on an optional Markdown editor for 200 Words a Day, and the minimum viable version should be up tomorrow (I'm testing it as of now). It wasn't easy but I know many writers want this feature.

I'm particularly excited about the possibility to write more technical articles. I've been interested in writing about programming from an entrepreneurial point of view for a long time, and I believe it would be nice to share more of what I know.

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    @basilesamel Thanks, been waiting for a long time for this =)

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | May 25, 2019 09:19:06
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      @valentino haha yes :P thanks for your patience!

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 25, 2019 09:40:59
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    @basilesamel looking forward to using markdown editor here :) Definitely I will use it.

    Hiro avatar Hiro | May 24, 2019 09:28:49
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      @basilesamel @hiro I'm a little fuzzy on the benefits of this markdown for use with 200WAD. Enlighten me :)

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 24, 2019 12:43:15
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      @hiro @brandonwilson good article on the subject: link

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 24, 2019 21:52:09
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      @basilesamel @hiro Member-locked story. Boooo

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 24, 2019 15:30:47
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      @basilesamel @brandonwilson i have kept taking notes on markdown in a daily life using Typora (https://typora.io/) so I thougtht it must be so natural user experice at least for me to write in 200WaD. Unconsciouly, I also considered the function of embeding some images but maybe not for 200WaD.

      Hiro avatar Hiro | May 24, 2019 15:45:35
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      @hiro Typora is great.

      @basilesamel Looking forward to writing in MD on 200WAD!

      Daniel Miller avatar Daniel Miller | May 24, 2019 18:25:43
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