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Ghostwriter is a lovely little distraction-free writing tool for Linux.

(Available on GNOME Software and the Pop!_OS store and probably elsewhere also.)

I use Goyo plugin for Vim and Pandoc for this.
Take a look, you'll like it.

I also described the way I create documents with pandoc here:

You may want to take a look.

Aral Balkan reshared this.

Thanks, man. Just skimmed; will have a proper read soon :)


also PyRoom

"on GNOME Software" is not a thing I think? It usually points to the distro repo and may point to flathub/snap

Yeah, but that’s an implementation detail ;)

a pretty important implementation detail, considering nothing shows up on gnome software for me in arch linux unless i also install flatpak and add flathub... although i do concede that most people in that case know how to use AUR :)

Instead of adding yet another PPA, you can also install it with Flatpak.

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What is portable mode?

I got it building on macOS since they don't have a pre-built app right now. Looks pretty neat. Love I can use it on my Linux machines especially. That's a pretty hard requirement for apps for me now.

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I did before I wrote that. Based on the description it didn't make sense to me why you'd use that for a desktop machine. I played around with it briefly and its different modes through the desktop and it seems to have all the features needed for distraction free editing.

Ah interesting. I was using it on Mac so it was just a bundle that executes from whereever and can save to anything plugged in. I guess maybe for other platforms it isn't as compact.

I use Linux mostly and some Mac. I do not have Go installed anywhere though. I thought of experimenting with it but I kind of got sucked into .NET Core land playing with Avalonia UI Framework.