Markdown is a widely used markup language which is now not only used for creating documentation or notes but also for creating static websites using Hugo or Jekyll. It is supported by major sites like GitHub Bitbucket GitLab Stack Exchange and Reddit.
Markdown follows a simple easy-to-read and easy-to-write plain text formatting syntax. By just using non-alphabetic characters like asterisk hashtag backtick or dash - you can format text as bold italics lists headings tables and so on.
Now to write in Markdown you can choose any Markdown applications available for Windows macOS and Linux desktop. You can even use web-based in-browser Markdown editors like StackEdit. But if youre specifically looking for the best Markdown editor for Linux desktop I present you two Markdown editors Mark Text and Typora.
Ive also tried other popular Markdown apps available for Linux platforms such as Joplin Remarkable ReText and Mark My Words. But the reason I chose Mark Text and Typora is the seamless live preview features with distraction free user interface. Unlike other Markdown editors these two do not have a dual panel writing and preview window interface which is why I find both the most distinguishable applications among others.