uText: Ubuntu Markdown editor


I wasn’t happy with the latest WordPress post editor changes and had been using StackEdit to draft my articles. Recently I came across uText maintained by the atareao team. uText is a beautifully minimal native Markdown editor for Ubuntu and does its job very well.

uText is written in Python. The latest version(at the time of writing) came out in Nov 2015.


  • Side by side live preview
  • 3 modes: day, night, fullscreen
  • Spell check
  • Dropbox integration
  • Support for Maths symbols
  • Export to HTML, ODT, PDF


As a single package uText might be tiny but it has lots of dependencies.

To install uText on Ubuntu, run:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/utext
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install utext


Features: 3.5/5
Usability: 4.5/5

Webpage: uText

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