The editor is pretty simple and tries to get out of your way as much as possible. But, don't let the simplicity fool you - it allows you to do a lot.
Adding headings and subheadings is simple - just click
H1 (header), H2 (subheading) or type a hash (
#) followed by a space at the beginning of the line, like this:
To make something bold, italic or a link to somewhere, just select some text and you'll see a context menu:
B to make it bold (or you can also press Ctrl+B/Cmd+B), for I italics (Ctrl+I/Cmd+I).
Add link" to make a link (it should be Ctrl+K/Cmd+K, but we haven't implemented it yet).
Underline is Ctrl+U/Cmd+U.
You can also use markdown shortcuts, like
To insert an image - just drag-n-drop it to the empty space or click the image button in the toolbar.
How to insert an image
The other very convenient way to insert an image is by pasting it from the clipboard. Just copy the image to the clipboard and press
We currently support
YouTube, Vimeo, Streamable, lbry.tv videos and SoundCloud embedding, but we'll add more integration later. Just paste the URL of the video into the text:
Alternatively you can click the "video" button in the toolbar.
To make a list - start a paragraph with a dash and a space
- or an asterisk and a space (
* ) - that should make a list like this:
Improve the editor
Improve it some more
Never stop improving
To make a numbered list - start with a number, a dot and space:
1. , like this:
The most important part
There are two kind of code markup:
inline (for stuff like variable names, etc...) and code block (for long pieces of code).
To make an inline reference, like this:
variableName - just type a backtick (
`), then the name, then another backtick. Or select some text and click
< > in the popup menu:
To make a code block:
Just type three backticks (
```), then type or paste your code. Or you can click
<> on an empty space:
Example of creating a code block with button and keyboard
"Adding a block quote is pretty easy." - read.cash authors
To add a block quote - start a line with
You can always press
Cmd+S to save your article or click Save as Draft at the top of the editor.
When you're ready - press the
Publish button at the top of the editor.
You can also add "To Do items", like this:
[ ] at the beginning of the line.
You can even
drag them to move.
You can also position images on your screen.
You can also add shadow to the image - it makes some content better. Though it mostly works great if you have white background and some padding.
We understand that our editor is not perfect. There are quirks. There is some missing functionality. But as we're also the ones who are using it - we're definitely going to improve it as much as possible.