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ReText – free and open source, simple but powerful editor for Markdown and reStructuredText


  • There is support for tabs;
  • You can use Markdown and reStructuredText for markup languages;
  • There is support for exporting to the following formats: HTML, ODT, PDF;
  • Supports modes: edit, preview, live preview;
  • Supports HTML syntax highlighting and CSS support;
  • It has a built-in web page generator;
  • Spell check support;
  • There is a search;
  • There is support for formatting: titles bold, italics, underlined, bulleted and numbered lists, inline code, quote, insert image and link;
  • There is an insertion of symbols;
  • You can change the font, its style, size, and effects (strikethrough, underlined) in editing and viewing modes;
  • Full-screen mode support.

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The software ReText is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via command in terminal (konsole)

sudo apt-get install retext

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:7.1.0
Developer:Dmitry Shachnev
Programming language:Phyton
License:GPL v3

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