LightMd Editor

Release date: 
Saturday, 9 January, 2016



LightMd Editor is a light and useful Markdown Language Editor supporting syntax highlighting, multi-tab, multi-theme, focus mode and full screen mode.

The Markdown language provides a syntax to format plain text, designed to be converted into HTML by a simple perl script or by a compiler built using a compiled language, which further increases performances.

Commonly used as a format for the readme files, to format messages inside forums or in text editors to quickly create formatted documents, has been recently included into many CSM (Content Management System) due to its speed, manageability and usability, revealing itself indeed much more efficient for mobile computing.

Very minimal Environments allow creation of relatively complex documents without using any graphical interface, only text editors. The essentials of the Markdown language are:
  • LaTeX Philosophy: separating the text formatting composition focusing on writing and on content.
  • Independence from the rendering engine: the structure of a Markdown files can be converted into different formats. In particular with HTML you can easily take advantage of the separation HTML-CSS to have a considerable number of different renderings of the same text in almost real time.
  •  Being pure text, can be stored using minimal space with modern systems, as DCSV (Mercurial, Git, etc.) or on Dropbox.
  •  Very easy to edit even on mobile devices.
  • It allows to create quite complex structures (tables, lists) with just a few commands.

Another Markdown strong point is the size of documents: considerably smaller (also including images), a text written using Markdown occupies almost half of the space required by the usual formats (docx, rtf, pdf, odt etc.) reflecting on network latency, storage and resource demands on server side.

These features are pushing Markdown language to standardize it, a never benefited feature (indeed there are more than one dialect).
This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libcx libgcc1 libssp libstdc++6 libstdc++ libsupc++6 libsupc++ libgcc-fwd libqt4 libqt4-gui libqt4-webkit libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-sql-psql qt5-qtbase*

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

LightMd Editor v. 1.0.4 (Qt5 Build, 29/12/2019) Readme/What's new
lightmdeditor (1.0.4) Fix for major syntax highlighting issue (See github issues) -- Bhavyanshu Parasher Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:53:06 +0530  local copy
LightMd Editor v. 1.0.4 (9/1/2016) Readme/What's new
lightmdeditor (1.0.4) * Fix for major syntax highlighting issue (See github issues) -- Bhavyanshu Parasher <> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:53:06 +0530
LightMd Editor v. 1.0.3 (8/1/2016) Readme/What's new
lightmdeditor (1.0.3) * Initial release (Closes: #769317) -- Bhavyanshu Parasher <> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:43:39 +0530
Record updated last time on: 02/01/2024 - 20:04

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Please correct license: the program is released under GPL license. Please correct homepage: the program is hosted in GitLab.

Thanks Tae, corrected!

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