Mark It Down is a web application that can one-click convert rich content from a webpage or text editor to markdown. The output markdown from Mark It Down looks quite a lot like the original rich content. The next three screenshots demonstrate what Mark It Down does. No editing was done to the original rich content except for copy/paste and one-click conversion to markdown.
Rich content copy/pasted from a webpage into Mark it Down
Rich content copied from Mark it Down into Typora markdown editor
Migration steps after linking from Fabric
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Now that you've migrated your app to Firebase, there are a couple things you'll
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Rich content copied from Mark it Down into Ask Ubuntu
Unfortunately Mark It Down cannot properly convert rich content from webpage tables. To quickly create markdown tables you need to install an application like Typora which can be installed from Ubuntu Software.
Typora markdown editor supports images, headers, lists, tables, code fences, mathematics, diagrams, inline styles, etc. If you also have the pandoc package installed (
sudo apt install pandoc ) you can export documents from Typora in several common document formats.
When I tried copy/pasting the rich content from a webpage in the first screenshot into Typora it automatically formatted all of the hyperlinks and the bullet points, but it didn't do as well as Mark It Down because of two problems.
- Typora did not format the heading.
- Typora omitted the spaces between two words 5 times.
With a long document this would be time-consuming to fix, but markdown documents are usually short, so I don't think this is a major problem. Typora automatically captures images from webpages too.
To install the Typora snap package open the terminal and type:
sudo snap install typora-alanzanattadev
Typora can create a formatted table directly in its GUI. All formatting including table formatting and column widths is done by Typora automatically. Entering data in the cells is done directly by typing or copy/pasting into the pre-formatted table, one cell at a time. Data entry doesn't too long for a small table like this.
You can see how difficult it would be to create the same table without using the Typora GUI by selecting View -> Source Code Mode to view the table's markdown text.
Typora can also make three different types of diagrams like this flowchart for example.