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Remarkable: A Lightweight, Fully Featured Linux Markdown Editor

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Remarkable is a free and open-source Linux Markdown editor. It’s very lightweight and yet fully featured. This tutorial will cover how to install Remarkable on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Arch Linux.

About Markdown

Compared to HTML, Markdown is much simpler to work with and designed for non-technical people in mind. You don’t have to be familiar with HTML. Once you get the hang of it, you will find it’s fast to write web content in Markdown. The great thing is it automatically converts to HTML code.

Features of Remarkable Linux Markdown Editor

  • You can live preview your changes in a side-by-side window.
  • Integrate Github flavoured Markdown
  • You can export your files to PDF or HTML from within Remarkable
  • Easily add your custom CSS.
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Support MathJax
  • Built-in keyboard shortcuts

The latest version, 1.75, was released on July 1, 2016.

Install Remarkable on Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Remarkable isn’t available in repository or PPA. However, you can easily install it by downloading deb package from official project site with the following command:


It’s recommended that you use gdebi to install local deb packages instead of dpkg since gdebi can automatically handle dependency for you. First install gdebi:

sudo apt install gdebi

Then install Remarkable with this command:

sudo gdebi remarkable_1.75_all.deb

Once installed, start it from Unity Dash or application menu.

remarkable markdown editor ubuntu

Install Remarkable on Fedora/OpenSUSE

Download RPM package from official project site.


Then install it with dnf or zypper.

Fedora       sudo dnf install remarkable-1.75.rpm

OpenSUSE     sudo zypper install remarkable-1.75.rpm

Install Remarkable on Arch Linux

Arch Linux user can easily install it from AUR with yaourt package manager.

yaourt remarkable
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