LightPaper 1.0 for OS X

Simple, beautiful yet powerful text + markdown editor for your Mac

Adored and recommended by thousands of beautiful mac app lovers, LightPaper lets you write your documents/articles/blogs using powerful features such as markdownfolder navigator, multiple tabs, custom styles, live preview, distraction free mode, syntax highlighting, math rendering, full GFM support including GitHub tasks, Jekyll rendering, and more.

Whether you are a professional writer, a blogger, a developer, a scholar, or a student taking notes, LightPaper has you covered.

Requires 0S X 10.9 or higher

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Recommended by hundreds of popular tech sites

"...takes the cake for being one of the prettiest feature-packed editors"

" of the best editors for Markdown bloggers"

"...if you do a lot of writing for the web, and you’re a Mac user, this is an app you should check out"

"...incredibly clean and lightweight interface, allowing you to concentrate 110% on what you’re writing"





"...the interface is very clean and allows you to stay focused"


" amazing application ...the best of apps of 2014"


Bundled with great features

Folder Navigator

Use LightPaper’s powerful folder navigator to open a folder and browse through all your documents.

You can not only open a document quickly by double clicking it but can also create a new document or a folder, delete files or folders or rename them.

You can use filters to decide what types of documents it should hide or show.

Quick Open feature allows you to quickly search through all your files.


Most markdown editors allow you to only open one document at a time. Well, that is not only annyoing but also time consuming to move between one document to another.

LightPaper supports multi tabs so that you can stay oraganized and be more productive.

Tabs switcher allows you to quickly switch between one tab to another without having to reach for your mouse.

Custom Styles

Select an editor style that fits your personality. You can choose from a number of pre-packaged styles for both editor and preview.

If you don’t like one of the pre-packaged styles, you can download and use one from a list of community supported styles. Or if you are feeling a little bit of adventurous then you can write your own styles and share with us.

Some of the pre-packaged editor styles:

Dracula, LightPaper, Sublime Text, Solarized Light, Solarized Dark

Live Preview with Multi-Monitor Support

LightPaper’s fast and live preview means you can how your document is going to look like as you type it.

Use pre-packaged styles to change the look-and-feel of your output or create your own.

LightPaper also allows you to see a preview in an external window which is great for presentation or if you have an extra monitor.

Some of the pre-packaged preview styles:

GitHub, Solarized Light, Solarized Dark

Full GitHub Flavored Markdown Support

LightPaper comes packaged with full support for two very popular markdown formats - MultiMarkdown (MM) and GitHub Flavored Markdown (GFM).

When you choose MM, you get advance document authoring features such as footnotes, tables, citations etc.

When you choose GFM, you get all the awesome GFM features such as tables, fenced code blocks, strikethrough, url autolinking and even Task List!!!

Syntax Highlighting and Math Rendering

LightPaper supports two very useful third-party plugins PrismJS and MathJAX out of the box. These plugins allow you to highlight your code snippets and render your math equations.

Once you are satisfied with your documents, you can easily export the rendered documents in either HTML and PDF formats.

Excellent Jekyll Rendering Support

LightPaper takes extra care of Jekyll posts and is very smart when it comes to rendering them. It parses out and creates a nice table for your front matter and also renders your local images.

With Folder Navigator and Mult-Tabs features you can open your site folder and edit multiple posts at once. And with QuickOpen you can quickly open one of your posts without having to remember the post's filename.

Some Other Notable Features

* Quick Open - Fuzzy search for your documents; don’t worry about remembering thier full filenames anymore.

* Distraction Free Mode - When you have to focus on one paragraph.

* Preview Outline - List of all the headers from your preview so that you can quickly jump between them.

* Words Count - Count based on output and not input and hence is more accurate.

* Auto Bulleting - Even for GFM task list! You keep typing the content that is more important.

Adored by thousands of beautiful mac app lovers

"...Yes. The Markdown Editor I’ve been waiting for."

"...this is by far the best editor I’ve seen."

" writing productivity has skyrocketed by about 200%"

" few words, amazing!"



Nathan Snelgrove


"...I have used nearly every #Markdown editor. If you are looking for a great one (on #osx), check out @LightPaperApp.   I am liking it a lot."

"...I’ve been using LightPaper almost every single day. No other Markdown editor comes close to it on Mac!"


@OGenious - Founder Mac Aficionados

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