I am looking for a good Markdown editor to keep track of what I am reading and learning online to improve my web developer skills and stay in touch with latest technologies.

As I read sometimes huge amounts of information daily, I would like to keep track of just important bits and pieces from what I'm reading, not just bookmarks, lists of links or full articles. I would like to be as efficient as possible, and be able to use advantages of a Markdown editor, like this one on Stack Overflow website, but be able to paste text copied from web browser including the links too like in a WYSIWYG editor.

I have to mention that I use tools like Evernote, TagSpaces and mindmapping tools intensely like Freemind/Freeplane, but they lack what I really need to accomplish this.

As a web developer/programmer, I need tools to facilitate my own development too learning and keeping track of what I'm learning, not just tools to write code. Sometimes when you start learning like a new programming language, you glue information and code together and you may end-up with a small script/software, that you find after a while, you might not be able to redo-it from scratch as easily because you don't have a strong foundation. But easy accessible short and relevant information, well structured would allow you to do that, and I don't mean plain text when I'm referring to this.

Is there any Windows/Linux Markdown editor / WYSIWYG editor that allows these two things:

  • easy internal linking between articles/files, maybe having suggestion list with internal links to already existing content that contain the inserted text that you want to transform into a link, same as on Wikipedia visual editor
  • pasting rich text copied from browser in such a way that preserves the links, maybe also converting it to markdown code style?

Or any good idea/solution? Like using 2 good tools together? Or a rich text converter to Markdown text?

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You wanna go look here: Electron by Github third party markdown apps.

There are no less than 10 different apps that work with Markdown in various ways depending on what you want.

Electron Registry

I personally like Typora, but it doesn't do links quite like your looking for.


There is also QownNotes which I tried earlier. I found that I just didn't like it as much as I thought I should have, but it does have an impressive feature set, and has recently been updated. It doesn't need to be, but can be,synced with OwnCloud, and can do quite a bit; including supporting you with hyperlinks, tags, and local linking.


I am also a developer, and QOwnNotes has the potential of being a large organized library of knowledge. I would try looking at the Apps with Electron first though, as they definitely have apps that correspond to what you are looking for.

Also check out Gist by GitHub for a quick and dependable snippet storage system. There is at least one client among the Electron Apps, but there are quite a few others to be found.

PS: I also found TagSpaces and Evernote to be lacking. They are cumbersome and inconvenient (TagSpaces fills your filesystem with extra files as markers - that can't be the best way).

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    Hi, Thank you for your answer. Is a good answer. But I really got lost now. After trying almost 10 apps from there, I've ended up almost giving up. I just want something like this: upndown.netgusto.com into a contextual option of pasting html or as a button on a markdown editor, which of course should have the option to structure the notes into notebooks, tags and easy internal [[linking]] like on mediawiki (mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Links) Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 12:11
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    You can do that with QOwnNotes
    – dgo
    Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 12:42
  • @MarcelCozma Did that suggestion help you ? Commented May 7, 2017 at 12:06
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    @TedTaylorofLife it's a very good answer with screen captures too, but not the answer for me. Every Editor in that list is lacking something which other has, so I keep on looking. For the moment, I've ended up just using Dynalist.io for tasks management and I installed a Dokuwiki instance on my server. Commented May 7, 2017 at 13:20
  • @MarcelCozma I hear you. Thank you for getting back to me. I asked something similar in Software Recommendations and cited you. Copy Paste Cite Commented May 7, 2017 at 14:00

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