What text editor do you use for rough drafts?

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  • zim-desktop-wiki

    Main repository of the zim desktop wiki project

    I know you already got your advice by now, but I want to suggest Zim, which is FOSS. https://zim-wiki.org/ It's basically like a little local wiki almost. All text, with the ability to use markdown, insert images and links between sections or to online resources, and organize notes. All the notes are just text files in the folder you choose to save the wiki notebook, so you can always open them up outside the application as well if you need to.

  • Asciidoctor

    :gem: A fast, open source text processor and publishing toolchain, written in Ruby, for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML 5, DocBook 5, and other formats.

    Did you checkout the asciidoc format? It’s close to what you are doing but with way more options (table of content, tables, indexes, glossaries, sidebars, internal links, etc). It got you covered for lots of stuff.

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  • obsidian-releases

    Community plugins list, theme list, and releases of Obsidian.

    Have you checked out obsidian.md? It’s a note taking utility based on markdown files. If you’re happy to use markdown to write your drafts, it’s pretty slick. When it comes time to produce a “real” document you could use pandoc to convert those files into a more expressive format that you could tweak as needed.

  • Zettlr

    Your One-Stop Publication Workbench

    I use Zettlr. I used Typora until version 0.9 something but found that Zettlr offered more features that I enjoyed(better folder organization, supports linking between documents with a few clicks, better table editor, better theming, more configurable spellchecker, highly configurable character replacement), plus Typora is closed source + paid, while Zettlr is FOSS.

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