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ReText is a simple text editor for MarkDown syntax that supports some popular formats such as PDF, ODT, HTML and plain text. Using ReText you can even export your documents to Google Docs (but for now, each export creates a new document).

Since our last post about it, ReText got some very interesting new features:
  • Tabs support
  • "Live preview" (screenshots below)
  • Ability to select the default font
  • Showing Markdown documentation on first run
  • "Web-pages generator"
  • Better highlighter for HTML
  • KDE integration
  • Lots of other changes

The ReText wiki provides a short how-to for using the new "web pages generator" feature.

Here are some screenshots featuring the latest ReText 1.0 under GNOME and KDE:

ReText 1.0

ReText 1.0

Install ReText 1.0 in Ubuntu

Add the ReText PPA and install the latest ReText 1.0 in Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04 using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mitya57
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install retext

Download ReText 1.0 source code.

By the way, ReText needs testers and translators so if you can, do help!

Thanks to Dmitry Shachnev for the info and second screenshot!