ReText is a simple but powerful text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms.

ReText supports text formatting and can save to different file formats (PDF, HTML).


  • FullĀ Markdown andĀ reST support
  • Markdown extensions support
  • Tabs
  • Files auto-save option
  • HTML, PDF, ODT export
  • WebPages generator
  • Google Docs uploads
  • CSS styles support
  • HTML syntax highlighting
  • Tags and symbols boxes for quick insert


Install ReText in Ubuntu:

ppa:mitya57 contains packages of ReText for Ubuntu 10.04/10.10/11.04/11.10/12.04.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mitya57/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install retext