I was looking for a Markdown editor on Windows and found with ‘Caret’ a great cross-platform solution
Even though I have been getting more and more accustomed using WYSIWYG editors for writing and blogging1 over the course of the last few months, I somehow have missed my precious plain-text-workflows. Every now and then, like just-for-the-old-times-sake did some work on a plain-text file. Not sure why, but I missed it.
Having moved over to Windows a while ago, I have used my Atom.io setup every time I wanted/needed to write in Markdown and was rather contempt with it. It was nice, worked but it wasn’t really inspiring and needed a surprising amount of maintenance.
For some reason, maybe even out of boredom, I was searching the other day for Markdown editors on Windows and re-discovered Caret.io, which previously turned up in my Google Now recommendations, and I was immediately intrigued.
It features a minimal design and it’s feature list hits all the right spots and has everything that I usually need:
- Light/dark mode
- typewriter mode
- focus mode
- GoTo headings
- shortcuts to access recent files and stuff
Additionally it has a slew of keyboard shortcuts for text-selections and what not. In short: I felt right away at home.
There are things which could be improved, for example I would like to see a shortcut for adding footnotes and the have the file-name/path to disappear when switching into full-screen mode, but these are small things.
I needed only a little bit of testing to purchase the application, which is available at their website.
And yes, the font I am using is Consolas, which I have come to like a lot. Especially the italics are very nice.