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Very nice tool with many advantages : Collaborative with permissions Pretty light Fully featured (math support, tables, slide show, etc.) With a few drawbacks: Tries to be smart (it guesses what you want to do and tries to help, often in a wrong and annoying way, for example it when working with list items) whereas Markdown was built to solve those problems (you format yourself with simple codes and it just works), Custom grammar and spell checker which does not work well in languages other than english (it does not work with French) Servers can be slow / down for a few seconds preventing from working on the documents currently being edited (quite anoying) / problem with online / offline switching See More
HackMD delivers a solid experience. It's beautiful. It's viewing and publishing options are done really well. And it has nice, simple, but powerful permissions settings (even more refined in the enterprise edition). I like the "publish" feature, but it also has a nice breadth of import and export options. Other nice-to-have: Their history page listing only has a tile view. A list view would be welcome. Note: HackMD defaults to "hard-wrapping rules" for line breaks. You can change this with a smidgen of yaml at the top of your markdown file. I would prefer to see this as a setting within the application, to be honest. Missing feature: Your can export to html, and it does a nice job. You can export to "raw html" and it fouls up certain characters mysteriously (bug). And you can export to ODF (experimental right now), and of course export the MD. But you can't export to PDF. And that is an annoying missing feature. Maybe that will be offered with their enterprise version at some point, I don't know. Some of the special, now-conformant markdown is actually nice, like :::info blocks and ###### tags: etc. See More
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