Apostrophe (text editor)

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Developer(s)Wolf Vollprecht, Manuel Genovés
Initial releaseJuly 9, 2012; 8 years ago (2012-07-09)
Stable release / April 20, 2020; 5 months ago (2020-04-20)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPython
Operating systemLinux
LicenseGNU GPL v3

Apostrophe (formerly known as UberWriter) is an open-source minimalist text editor developed by Wolf Vollprecht.

Apostrophe supports formatting with Markdown. It was originally created for the Ubuntu App Showdown, and has since received recognition as one of the Top 10 Ubuntu Apps of 2012.[1]


Focus mode in UberWriter
UberWriter displaying TEX math
UberWriter Markdown Preview
  • Clean User Interface[2]
  • 'Focus' Mode greys out all but the sentence you are actively working on.
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • Inline Markdown Highlighting
  • Live Word and Character counting
  • Preview
  • Out of the box math support.
  • Export Markdown to:
    • .odt
    • .pdf
    • .epub
    • .rtf
    • .html
    • LaTex source
    • MediaWiki Markup

Relation to iA Writer[edit]

Developer Wolf Vollprecht credited the Mac application iA Writer as being the inspiration for UberWriter, and has expressed his wish to see the two programs become compatible:[3]

A lot of inspiration for UberWriter comes from iA Writer, which is (sadly) only available for Mac OS X users to this date. However, if you like UberWriter and own a mac, please consider buying iA Writer as I do not want to do any harm to them.

I actually would really like to see the two programs being compatible, as iA Writer is also available for iPad and iPhone. As soon as Dropbox Support comes to UberWriter this might happen.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top 10 Ubuntu Apps of 2012". OMG! Ubuntu.
  2. ^ "UberWriter: Simple Writing Editor With Markdown Support For GNU/Linux". Make Use Of.
  3. ^ "UberWriter | Beautiful, distraction free word processor, text editor for ubuntu". web.archive.org. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2020-04-12.


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