- About QuiEdit
- Download and installation
- Spell checking
- Academic Markdown
- Automatic saving
QuiEdit is a distraction-free, full-screen text editor (a quiet editor) focused on writing in Markdown. QuiEdit supports theming, Markdown syntax highlighting, and spell checking.
QuiEdit is freely available under the GNU General Public License v3
Download and installation
The current version is 1.0.1.
You can download the latest packages and source code from GitHub:
To install QuiEdit from the Cogsci.nl repository on Ubuntu/ Linux Mint, type the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smathot/cogscinl sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install quiedit
Other Linux distributions
In other Linux distributions, you can download the latest source code, extract it to a location of your choice and type the following commands in a terminal:
cd [location where you extracted the source] sudo python setup.py install
Older versions can be found here:
For spell checking, QuiEdit uses Hunspell, the same engine that is used by OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Thunderbird and Firefox. Installing PyHunspell (the Python bindings for hunspell) under Linux is fairly simple. Under Ubuntu you can do this with the following commands (or install from the Cogsci.nl PPA if available for your distribution):
sudo apt-get install python-dev libhunspell-dev wget -O pyhunspell.tar.gz https://github.com/smathot/pyhunspell/tarball/master tar -xvf pyhunspell.tar.gz cd smathot-pyhunspell-* sudo python setup.py install
Unfortunately I haven't been able to get PyHunspell working under Windows.
QuiEdit uses Markdown (
.md), a plain-text format that allows you to write formatted documents that can easily be converted to other formats, such as
.html. If available, Academic Markdown is used to generate formatted previews. Academic Markdown is an extension of Markdown that includes functionality that is useful when writing academic manuscripts.
Modifications are saved automatically and immediately when you exit QuiEdit, when you open another document, or when you start a new document. Use with care!
In QuiEdit, type Control+H to open the help page, which lists all keybindings.
Figure 1. A screenshot of QuiEdit.