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distraction-free text editor for Markdown


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ghostwriter is a Qt text editing application for Markdown that provides an aesthetic, distraction-free writing environment.

Create your own custom themes, write in fullscreen mode, or use focus mode to concentrate on just one or more lines.

A live HTML preview allows you to view the final formatting as you type. HTML preview and export options are provided by the built-in Markdown processor, cmark-gfm; but you may add more by installing Pandoc, MultiMarkdown, or cmark processors. The application will automatically detect their installation if their locations are in the system's PATH environment variable.



Disable GPU acceleration.

Reporting Bugs

You can report bugs and feature requests at

See Also

More detailed user documentation about markdown is available from


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2022-09-17 ghostwriter 2.2.0 ghostwriter User's Manual