Left

A minimalist multi-platform text editor

#1 Product of the DayJanuary 28, 2018

Left is a distraction-free, minimal note-taking tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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18 Reviews5.0/5
Love how clean your work is @neauoire and @rekkabell 🖤 Does this substitute for a code-editor as well? If not, syntax highlighting would look great in this!
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@rekkabell @amrith It shouldn't. It doesn't have syntax highlight and language autocomplete. But I still use it from time to time to write yaml database stuff ;)
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Absolutely beautiful.
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It's so fresh and so clean. I seems 'basic' but when you account for the

spacing and structural considersations made, time has clearly been spent on Left.

The theme are a nice touch as is this being open source! The people behind Left are dudes!

Pros:

Simple, elegant, sexy even.

Cons:

Constrast on some themes is not accessible - no spell check

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I used my code editor before to take note, but Left is the better option, especially if you want to use markdown. Left displays the headings on the left, to stay organized and fast access different subheadings.

Pros:

Elegant, simple text editor with markdown support

Cons:

None

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Beautiful simple text editor, perfect for quick scribbling (eg. blog post ideas and the like)

Pros:

Simple, beautiful minimalist Markdown text editor; themes; "sticky" outline sidebar

Cons:

Default OSX shortcuts (full screen, close tab/file) don't work

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cmd+w should close a file similarly to other text applications like Sublime. And fullscreen is cmd+enter, similarly to other applications. What would be a better shortcut for fullscreen?