Prose: Text Editor for GitHub

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Apr 30, 2014 GMT
Dmitri Popov

The previous article described how you can use GitHub and Bitbucket for note-taking using the built-in text editors. In case GitHub's editor is not your cup of tea, you might want to give Prose a try. This web-based slick and lightweight Markdown text editor integrates nicely with GitHub. Once authorized, the editor gives you access to all your GitHub repositories, and you can open any text file for editing or create a new file from scratch.

Being a Markdown editor, Prose supports Markdown syntax highlighting, and the editor's interface features a toolbar that gives quick access to all basic formatting options. The interface itself is void of any embellishments, which makes it ideal for distraction-free writing. The only fly in the ointment is the lack of a word count feature. Using the hosted version of Prose is the easiest way to start using the editor. However, the editor is released under an open source license, so you can grab the source code from the project's GitHub repository and deploy the software on your own server. If you choose to go this route, you might want to read the file containing instructions on building and installing Prose.

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