A lightweight WYSIWYG markdown editor, derivated from Milkdown editor


Prerequisites: Install Node.js, Yarn, and Git on your computer.

The general instructions setting up an environment to develop Standard Notes extensions can be found here. You can also follow these instructions:

  1. Fork the repository on GitHub.
  2. Clone your fork of the repository.
  3. Run cd markdown-visual to enter the markdown-visual directory.
  4. Run yarn install to install the dependencies on your machine as they are described in yarn.lock.

Testing in the browser

  1. To run the app in development mode, run yarn start and visit http://localhost:8001. Press ctrl/cmd + C to exit development mode.

Testing in the Standard Notes app

  1. Create an ext.json in the public directory. You have three options:
    1. Use sample.ext.json.
    2. Create ext.json as a copy of sample.ext.json.
    3. Follow the instructions here with url: "http://localhost:8001/index.html".
  2. Install http-server using npm install -g http-server then run http-server . -p 8080 --cors to serve the root directory at http://localhost:8080.
  3. To build the app, run yarn build.
  4. Install the editor into the web or desktop app with http://localhost:8080/sample.ext.json or with your custom ext.json. Press ctrl/cmd + C to shut down the server.

Available Scripts

In the project directory, you can run:

yarn start

Runs the app in the development mode.
Open http://localhost:8001 to view it in the browser.

The page will reload if you make edits.
You will also see any lint errors in the console.

yarn test

Launches the test runner in the interactive watch mode.
See the section about running tests for more information.

yarn build

Builds the app for production to the build folder.
It correctly bundles React in production mode and optimizes the build for the best performance.

The build is minified and the filenames include the hashes.
Your app is ready to be deployed!

See the section about deployment for more information.

yarn eject

Note: this is a one-way operation. Once you eject, you can’t go back!

If you aren’t satisfied with the build tool and configuration choices, you can eject at any time. This command will remove the single build dependency from your project.

Instead, it will copy all the configuration files and the transitive dependencies (webpack, Babel, ESLint, etc) right into your project so you have full control over them. All of the commands except eject will still work, but they will point to the copied scripts so you can tweak them. At this point you’re on your own.

You don’t have to ever use eject. The curated feature set is suitable for small and middle deployments, and you shouldn’t feel obligated to use this feature. However we understand that this tool wouldn’t be useful if you couldn’t customize it when you are ready for it.

Learn More

You can learn more in the Create React App documentation.

To learn React, check out the React documentation.