Boostnote: a markdown editor for developers

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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.

Boostnote is a markdown editor built with web technologies such as yarn, Javascript and the Electron framework. Therefore, we can deduce that it is cross-platform with packages for Linux, Windows and macOS. We might think it is just another text editor, but the main feature is that it is focused on developers.

Because with Boostnote we will have a text editor that allows to combine Markdown with highlighted code for many programming languages like Javascript, Vue, Python or Go. But of course, there are many more. This gives flexibility rarely seen in a text editor.

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.

1.- Boostnote web site
1.- Boostnote web site

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.

2.- Downloading boostnote
2.- Downloading boostnote

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

3.- Install Boostnote on Linux
3.- Install Boostnote on Linux

Using Boostnote

Once you have installed it, you will be able to run it from the main menu. Once opened, you will see the following:

4.- Boostnote markdown editor
4.- Boostnote markdown editor

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:

5.- Boostnote working
5.- Boostnote working

But as it is a quite customizable application, we can enter the preferences to make more own the application.

6.- Boostnote preferences
6.- Boostnote preferences

Within the preferences we will be able to change the language of the application. Or change the appearance of it.

7.- Interface preferences
7.- Interface preferences

So, enjoy it.

8.- Boostnote the markdown editor for developers
8.- Boostnote the markdown editor for developers

Conclusion

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.

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