Markup languages like Markdown, ReStructuredText, textile, txt2tags or mediawiki are perfectly suited for fast note taking. Type your notes with your favorite editor, using your favorite markup language[^1] and view them with Chromium, Chrome or Firefox[^2].
All you need is the
pandoc-note script, the Pandoc format
converter, an editor of your choice and Chromium, Chrome or Firefox as live
previewer. If not available,
pandoc-note also works without
pandoc-note runs under Linux and Windows. The script operates in four modes
depending on it’s options (see [Invoking pandoc-note]):
Create a new note
- creates a new context depending notes-plain-text-file with an YAML metadata header.
- detects the markup-language of the note file, converts to html, launches an editor and a live-previewer (Firefox, Chrome or Chromium).
- detects the markup-language of the note file, converts to html and launches a live-previewer (Firefox, Chrome or Chromium).
- renames the filename to be in sync with the document’s YAML metadata header.
pandoc-note supports all
Pandoc's plain text input formats (see:
pandoc-note guesses the markup language
from the file extension of the text file. Currently
mediawiki are supported.
[^2]: As alternative editors with build-in previewer are supported.