Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).
But UberWriter goes even further: It utilizes pandoc to do the conversion. Pandoc’s syntax offers even more, so if you really want to jumpstart and utilize every feature of pandoc, here is the link to pandoc’s user documentation
It should faciliate your writing and not distract you from your task by searching for the right font (the right font in this case is obviously Ubuntu Mono) or font colors, headline sizes and so on.
It offers a «distraction free» mode (focus mode) that highlights your last sentence and gives you a typewriter-esque feel. UberWriter offers out of the box spellcheck, and a very clean interface. There is a fullscreen mode which gives you a whole, white page.
Through pandoc, it is currently possible to export from UberWriter to pdf, html and rtf. Syntax highlighting and math in html and pdf.
Install UberWriter in ubuntu
Open the terminal and run the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:w-vollprecht/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uberwriter