A markdown editor is always a very useful tool for people who frequently use a computer. Recently we told you about Joplin which shows up as a great application. However, Joplin, like many other similar applications, focuses directly on markdown editing. On the contrary, we have Boostnote that although it uses markdown to make notes and documents it is focused on developers. Yes? Yes, and in this post we will tell you more about it.
From Boostnote you can expect the typical markdown common editor like syntax highlighting, markdown code preview and support for many languages, so it is probably available for yours natively.
So, let us install it.
InstallBoostnote the markdown editor for developers
Boostnote is a cross-platform application, so we can install it on our favorite Linux distribution.
First, go to the project website.
By clicking on the Download button. We will be asked to enter a registration email. Do not worry it is just that: enter an email.
Then, we can get the links for our distribution.
In case it is not listed, we can download the source code and compile it ourselves with the instructions given to us by the developers.
In my case, I am using Linux Mint 19.2 (Ubuntu 18.04) So we need to download the package and install it with dpkg.
:~$ cd Downloads/ :~$ sudo dpkg -i boostnote_0.13.0_amd64.deb
Once you have installed it, you will be able to run it from the main menu. Once opened, you will see the following:
Right there in the welcome we will be able to observe its potential. Because we will be able to store multiple code snippets within the same snippet as well. So, this makes it very powerful.
And the welcome note:
But as it is a quite customizable application, we can enter the preferences to make more own the application.
Within the preferences we will be able to change the language of the application. Or change the appearance of it.
So, enjoy it.
A note-taking application for developers sounds good and works even better. All this is possible thanks to Boostnote. Its cross-platform capability makes it viable for many application enthusiasts.
We can only use it, enjoy it and thank the developers for this great application.