Light Table is a new IDE with a number of innovative features.
It can be used to edit Markdown very nicely. Because Light Table is a webapp at heart (it is written in Clojurescript) it will give you a live watch window next to the editor window, with no rendering or update lag.
Below are the steps I used to achieve this.
- Disable auto-complete. You will probably want to turn off auto-complete when editing Markdown. To do this open user behaviours and stick in:
- Add in plugins. Hit
Ctrl-Spaceand search for Plugins:
Show plugin manager; hit this and you can easily add plugins. I added the
Markdownplugins. To enable vim key bindings in
user.behaviors(which you can find by searching
Settings: User behaviorsyou need to add:
To add a Markdown watch window for live rendering, search
Markdown: Watch this editor for changes
- Once the watch window comes up in a new tab, simply right click on the tab and select
Move editor to new tabset
Note: Light Table requires Java; I found the easiest way to install in OS X Yosemite was to use brew cask (
brew cask install java).