I stumpled into this Zettlr markdown editor. At a glance this looks quite good
- open source
- support YAML front matter
- connects to Zetero
- support BibTex citation
- exports to 35 file formats,
- plus many more features
and seems to be free. I think it may be a good compliment to editing for Obsidian
Interestingly I have not heard any mention on this forum. Just curious to see any user here
FYI, Zettlr was remarkably transparent in regard to a security hole in its Electron Framework back in May of 2021 Postmortem: Zettlr’s first Security Incident | Zettlr
Great app, it didn’t really fit in my workflow last time I checked but it’s definitely one of the best desktop markdown editors out there. Might revisit it soon.
wow, I did not know this but seems , as you said, very transparent about this issue and hopefully they learned from this
I gave Zettlr a shot in May, but ultimately decided to use Obsidian instead. I don’t need the Zotero integration and citation features.
Some issues I ran into at the time:
- No automatic link updating when notes are moved (I use a folder structure)
- No backlink suggestions
- Editor jumps around while doing things like checking boxes
- Zettlekasten filenames (not sure if you can change this)
The first and last issues are fine if you use a Zettlekasten setup, though I think you’d want backlink suggestions even more than you would with a folder structure.