Thank you for choosing Zettlr to be your reliable companion for writing scientific texts and taking notes. I have been developing the app primarily for myself because I was in dire need of an editor that not only feels like a better Notepad but actually comes built-in with a great deal of different options that can be used to enhance the writing process and ease low-level tasks to an extent where this does not block your creativity or writing process.
With Zettlr, you'll be able to do a variety of tasks, but the main aim of Zettlr can be boiled down to this simple statement:
Zettlr is made for academics in the humanities and arts and is intended to keep your content apart from your design, but close to the notes you take.
To reach this goal, Zettlr incorporates several important features:
[[your search text|@ID:ID]], give IDs by typing
@ID:YourIDHereand tag your files using Twitter-like hashtags:
#hashtag. Holding down the
Alt-key and clicking on links will try to open exact-match files and also initiate searches, while Alt-clicks on tags will simply initiate searches. More features are likely to come.
Cmd/Ctrl+O. New files can be opened simply by double clicking them in your file browser or by dragging them onto the app. Every time you start the app, all previously opened paths will be re-loaded.
Markdown-files in the area, a slim text format that keeps formatting to a bare minimum.
LaTeX, Zettlr enables you to export all files on the fly in a variety of formats; currently HTML, DOCX, ODT and PDF. Just open a file and press
On the following pages you will learn everything you need to directly harness the power of Markdown with Zettlr. Just keep reading!