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#LightMd Markdown Editor

LightMd Markdown Editor is a free and open source editor for Markdown with lot of features. It has been tested on Linux as well as Windows. In near future, support for Mac OS will be added.

Current Version

Version Number: 1.0.4
Dated : 12-08-2015

Developer Ver: 1.0.5

Download & Install

View the releases for information on how to install.

##Features in current version

  • Markdown formatting with keyboard shortcuts
  • Syntax Highlight for Markdown
  • Multi-tab support
  • Customizable for comfort
  • Focus Mode and Full Screen Mode for distraction free typing
  • Mutli-theme support

View changelog for more details.

To know what more features will be added, view this. You can also post a feature request here.


This application is under GNU GPLv3. Please read the COPYING.txt file for further terms and conditions of the license.

Copyright 2014 Bhavyanshu Parasher
This file is part of "LightMd Editor".
"LightMd Editor" is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. "LightMd Editor" is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with "LightMd Editor". If not, see


To contribute, simply fork, clone, patch and send pull request. I have built it using Qt Creator. The source code is written in C++ and Qt5. So either use Qt Creator to build the project or follow the instructions given below.

Use the following commands to build. Make sure you have g++, gcc, openGL and Qt5 libraries. If linker gives error, please see this resolved issue.

First get all the Qt dependencies

$ sudo apt-get install qtbase5-dev qtbase5-dev-tools qt5-qmake

$ cd ./src
$ qmake -qt5
$ make -f Makefile

This will build the application if you have all the build dependencies. Come outside the src folder, you will see build & bin folders. In the bin folder, there is an executable file for the main application.

For those building on windows

Get the latest Qt Creator. Download source. Go to src directory and open file in Qt Creator. Configure and run the project. It will build and run automatically.

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