LightPaper for Mac

LightPaper is a simple, beautiful, powerful yet free Text Editor for passionate writers. You can use LightPaper to write any kind of text documents – blogs, articles, notes, READMEs, TODOs, or the next chapter of your new novel. Its simple interface gets out of your way, allowing you to focus on writing. To remove distractions, you can switch to Distraction Free Mode to completely immerse yourself in your current paragraph. It comes bundled with a handful of themes and beautiful fonts. You can also easily create your own themes or add existing ones.

… takes the cake for being one of the prettiest feature-packed editors –

… takes things to the next level –

… one of the best editors for Markdown bloggers –

… if you do a lot of writing for the web, and you’re a Mac user, this is an app you should check out -

… my writing productivity has skyrocketed by about 200% – Nathan Snelgrove on

LightPaper for Mac Screenshot

(LightPaper) just made working with markdown on OSX so much easier – @mtkd

Awesome Features

  • Built-in Folder Navigator
  • Multi-tabs
  • Markdown and MultiMarkdown Support
  • Live Preview
  • Built-in and custom styles for both editor and preview
  • Distraction-Free Mode
  • Quick Open
  • PDF/HTML/Audio Export
  • GitHub flavored Code Blocks Support
  • Math Rendering support in output
  • Syntax Highlighting for Code Blocks
  • Free and updated regularly!

… Pretty Good … – @John_Papa

… this is by far the best editor I’ve seen. – @JayHealey

… In few words, amazing! – @Godenough

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version 0.8.7 Mac OSX 10.8+

New in version 0.8.x

  • Header outline navigator – navigate preview quickly and easily by clicking links on a popover window
  • Parse out Jekyll Front-matter
  • Subscribe to get the latest alpha updates
  • Auto Scrolling Sync between the editor and the preview
  • Select system fonts

New in version 0.7

  • Most Requested Feature: Navigator synchronization with file system

New in version 0.6

  • Tab switcher for easy switching between opened documents.
  • Shortcuts for indenting left and right.
  • Create a table without a header.

New in version 0.5

  • Auto bulleting for both ordered and unordered lists.
  • Smart autocompletion and auto-insert for braces and quotes; like {, (, [, ", ', ` etc
  • Support for inline footnote support.
  • Hide the editor view by dragging the splitter all the way to left.

New in version 0.4

New in version 0.3.1

  • Support for Distraction Free Mode. Use View>Enter Distraction Free Mode or use ⌘⇧ D.
    Distraction Free Mode

  • Support for adding custom themes by cloning repository or by just adding theme files. Click here to learn more about custom themes.

  • Bundled a new theme - espresso (thanks to @groenewege)
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