Easily Create your Steemit Posts in This Markdown Editor!

in #steemit5 years ago

Today I'd like to show you a very cool Markdown Editor that you can use on your computer to write your Steemit posts offline. If you find Markdown code difficult to use in the Steemit editor and if you want to write your posts before even logging in Steemit, then you will find this application very useful.


While I used HTML before to write my posts, I have been using Markdown code for more than a week and when I started I looked for an editor that could help me create my posts fast and perfectly formatted.

I have found the application and it is named "Typora."

With it you can say goodbye to your Markdown Cheatsheet!

Easily Create your Steemit Posts in This Markdown Editor!

Let me show you a bit of what Typora can do from their website.


Typora is available for Mac, Windows and Linux. I have been using the Mac version for a week now and it is working great.


Download your free copy here: https://typora.io

They say it's only free during beta, so get your copy now.

This is how it works.

You can type your text in Typora and then select a paragraph type in the "Paragraph" menu. You can easily select a type of heading, make a list, a quote or a Code Fence.


Then you can format your text using the "Format" menu or your favorite keyboard shortcuts.

The "Hyperlink" feature is very useful and it will put any link you have copied in your clipboard into the code. You just have to give a name to the link between the [ and ].


When you click outside of the formatted text, like the link for example, the code is hidden just showing you the preview.

If you prefer, you can also work or switch to the "Source Code Mode."


Let's see my latest post.


What you see in the preview is what you will see for your Steemit post as the Markdown code is hidden. No need to write your code in Steemit and then scroll down for the preview!

Now if you click on the image, it will reveal the source, which is the link of the image in Steemit or any other place where your image is hosted.


When you work offline, you can type the entire post and between the text just type IMG1, IMG2, etc. When you get online, you then can load the images in Steemit like this.


This is the Markdown code for the image that you can copy and paste in the editor. If you are always online, then you can just load your images in Steemit and add them to Typora as you are writing your post.

The advantage of using the Markdown editor on your computer is that you can work as you go without losing your work. You can work on the post 20 minutes, save and do something else, and then come back to it later.

When your post is finally finished, you can select the whole post and choose the option "Copy as Markdown."


When you paste that into the Steemit editor everything will perfectly preview, the same as in Typora.

If you still prefer to use HTML, Typora gives you the option.


There are many other things that you can do in Typora that I still have to explore, but with this overview, you can get started, and I bet you will love it.

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Michel Gerard



Woow! I love the concept of this innovative tool.
It has many options than writing on steemit, Gonna give it a try.

Thank you, Michel, for sharing it with us :)

Wow, this would be great as whenever I try to make my post on steemit I always consume bandwidth. Word is not that helpful as it may be look very different after pasting in the steemit due to not supporting mark down style. Thank you very much for the information

Thank you for your comment @coderzairos. I'm glad it is useful for you.

Yes it really is, being new in the platform and having a little allotted bandwidth this would be a great help

@gmichelbkk This is my entry for the swc... The post is over a week so i reposted. Here is the link
Thank you.

Got it thank you @haoma.

Really educative. Learnt something new today. Thanks for sharing

I do find the steemit editor very frustrating but I understand we are in beta. I'm used to things like wordpress and have gotten spoiled. I appreciate you pointing this out and I will try the tool. I've been put off writing long posts because of this very reason.

I'm glad that you try the tool @cflclosers and I'm looking forward reading your long posts now.

Thank you @gmichelbkk for this awesome post! I downloaded Typora today, and it works great!

I am glad you like it @transformed!

Thank you for sharing this text editor. Do you know of a good post scheduler that works on Steemit?

Thank you @carolynseymour for your feedback. See this post for a scheduling tool: https://steemit.com/steemit/@gmichelbkk/unlimited-free-auto-upvotes-with-steemauto-and-more (I haven't used it, but it's there.)

Thank you, I will give it a try.

Typora looks like it could be a handy tool, especially to work on posts offline. I'll download it to check it out.

It's free to download while in Beta, but do you know what will happen after that? Will beta users have to start paying? Will it be a one-time download fee, or a monthly/yearly subscription?


@bananamemos, thank you for commenting and trying Typora. Don't know what they are planning, but beta can last a long time, see Steemit!

Is it available on Android or Google Play store? Unfortunately I don't have any laptop, only have a smartphone so it would be great if they also have an app...

I don't think so @emdesan, only for computers at the moment.

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Thanks for the information. I am so very tech challenged I just recently sold my carrier pigeons who were delivering messages for me. No kidding. Gifted poet perhaps, but no genetic connection with tech. However I will attempt it because my posts need HELP! Downloading now.

It's very easy to use @mistermercury and that will help you.

Thanks. I appreciate your support and good ideas. Going to check it out. Hope you have a pleasant day.

Wow, very handy indeed… Perfect for those not familiar with coding. Thanks for sharing!

I am glad that you like it @abrockman.

Woooow that's awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!! It is definitely a huge help :))

I am glad you like it and that will help you a lot @plantbasedmiri.

Thanks for this! I resteemed so I would be able to find it easy later!

Thank you @lumbridgecity, glad you like it.

@gmichelbkk that is blimmen brilliant.The format is user friendly and the best bit of all you can do it offline.I currently use the e steam app and can be quite sluggish at times.I will defo consider using this application.Thank you so much for sharing.You always post such insightful and enriching information.👍🏼

Thank you @pamcooks for your kind words and I am glad my posts are useful for you.

Kudos to you... Nice job well done it really helpful in term of posting on steemit. You're such an amazing dude.

Thank you very much @muyiwa8080 for your kind words.

Woowwww 😵 😨😨😨😨
That is awesome... I want to make it and learn about it... It's so helping me... Thank you...
God bless you

I am glad that you like it @asrinaphonna.

Wow that would help so much. Easier to make posts this way, don't have to wait to be connected. Thank you very much.
Please this is a link to my story on the supernatural writing contest thanks in advance for reading.

I am glad my post is useful for you. I added your story to the list.

Thank you very much... Please i havent gotten an upvote yet for the story

I think its "copy as HTML code" option is very useful for writing HTML page coding also. I will try it. thanks for sharing

Very helpful...👍 a boon for many new comers...thanks for bringing it up @gmichelbkk

I am glad that you like it, @steemflow.

Thanks for sharing.I need it.if have some seconds please review my post

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Love the idea. Heard once the busy.org has similar function with Markdown, but that seems not the case- it is no better then steemit editor as far as I can see.

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