Free WYSIWYG Editor for GitHub Issues, PRs, Wikis: GitHub Writer

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GitHub Writer is a free WYSIWYG editor for GitHub issues, pull requests, and wikis. Basically, this is a Chrome extension that adds WYSIWYG functionality in the markdown editor that GitHub already offers. After adding this extension whenever you type markdown code in GitHub, it will automatically preview the output. This is as simple as that. Apart from adding WYSIWYG functionality, it adds some more features in the GitHub editor as well such as inserting a table. There is no sign-up or something like that here to use the extension. Just install it and forget.

GitHub editor is good but for newbies, it can be difficult to handle. The main problem arises in creating wikis and readme files. You cannot preview the code you have written as you either have to push the changes to view the file or you have to use an external markdown editor. GitHub Writer solves this problem as you can see the output of the code instantly as you type it. This is a good option for people who don’t know the markdown very well an often confuse with the syntax.

Free WYSIWYG Editor for GitHub Issues, PRs, Wikis GitHub Writer

Free WYSIWYG Editor for GitHub Issues, PRs, Wikis: GitHub Writer

Getting started with GitHub Writer is very simple. You just install it from the Chrome web store and then wait for the installation process. When its icon has been added to the Chrome toolbar then you can start using it. Just go to GitHub and test it.

GitHub writer in toolbar

Open any pull request or any file in the editing mode. Just make sure the extension icon is visible, you can just start writing any markdown code and it will instantly create the preview of the code. And it works everywhere on GitHub. The extension is very simple and when you no longer need this, you just uninstall it.

GitHub Writer in action

This is all about this simple and effective Chrome extension that you can use to refine GitHub. Once the extension is added you are free to create markdown files easily and create noes and comments with ease. While you are using this extension, you will not have to preview your MD file on external markdown views.

Closing thoughts

If you often stuck at creating markdown files or notes on GitHub then try the GitHub Writer extension. It is great, simple, and very straightforward. Once added, you will never have to look for the preview of the MD code on the external sides. You just type the note/comment in markdown and it will instantly preview it. I like the simplicity of the extension so just give it a try and let me know what you think.

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