Write! 1.61.1: Markdown Improvements

In this release, we concentrated on Markdown improvements and delivered a long-awaited feature of syntax highlighting together with some other improvements and bug fixes.

Here’s what’s new in Write! 1.61.1

Markdown Improvements

  • Added syntax highlighting;
  • Syntax highlighting is a feature of text editors that are used for programming, scripting, or markup languages, such as HTML. The feature displays text, especially source code, in different colors and fonts according to the category of terms. This feature facilitates writing in a structured language such as a programming language or a markup language as both structures and syntax errors are visually distinct. Highlighting does not affect the meaning of the text itself; it is intended only for human readers. – Wikipedia

  • Removed dialog window that pops up when opening .md files;
  • If you want to view a document or work with the text without syntax highlight turn it off via Menu > File > Settings > Tools > untick “Enable highlight”.

    These changes are related only to Markdown, Textile and Wiki work the same way, but will be changed later, similar to Markdown.

    And more:

  • Added an ability to move between headers using shortcuts:
  • – Move to the Previous Header – Ctrl+[ or ⌘+[ on Mac;
    – Move to the Next Header – Ctrl+] or ⌘+] on Mac. To reassign/remove them use a Shortcut manager (F1);

  • Updated Monospaced preset;
  • Deleted Monospaced Large preset;
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.


To get the latest update, open Write! and click on update-02 in the lower right corner of the app’s window.

Alternatively, you can go to your Account (you need to be logged in), navigate to the Download tab, and get the latest version for your OS there.

As always, we eagerly await your feedback on our UserVoice page.

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Joyful Jerboa
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