Introducing Go Edit: The Markdown Editor That Loves Pictures

You love markdown. You love writing text without needing to fuss with formatting. You also love pictures. You’d love adding photos to your proses.

However your editor just gives you pain on the neck when you want images to go along with your markdown text. You need to upload your photos somewhere to be able to link it to your text – while making it visible for the world to see in the process. Of course sometimes you don’t want the entire world to see your photos.

Then what can you do?

Introducing Go Edit.

Go Edit allows you to write in markdown and embed images in markdown documents. You can also use it to write in WYSISYG HTML rich text mode and switch back-and-forth with Markdown any time you like. That way you don’t need to choose whether to use a Markdown app or an HTML app because Go Edit can do both. Start writing in Markdown mode and then switch to rich-text HTML mode when you’d like to view the end result and make touch-ups. Otherwise when you get your muse back and need rapid editing, simply switch back to Markdown mode.

Markdown Editor Mode



How is this possible?

Go Edit uses the open Textbundle document format at its core. This is an open standard that is also used by many other writing tools such Ulysses and Highlights. Textbundle binds markdown files together with its images into a single file package, allowing you to compose markdown documents containing text. Yet Textbundle are simply file packages – which are merely a special type of folder. Thus you can choose to open the markdown or HTML file using any other text editor.

Go Edit’s built-in image editor enables you to crop images as well as use other applications’ image editing capability. For example you can easily annotate images in Skitch straight from inside Go Edit.

Built-in photo cropping function

Other features

When you’re ready to share your notes, Go Edit can export single-file HTML document with all images embedded in-line. Yes they are encoded within the HTML file as in-line data references and can be passed along easily through e-mail or iMessage. Moreover they won’t need Go Edit or a word processor to open these files – any web browser can easily handle it.

However you can also share as .textpack files that can be opened with other instances of Go Edit or other applications supporting the Textbundle standard. Textpack files are simply textbundle packages compressed in ZIP format and part of the Textbundle standard.

Next Action

So, what are you waiting for? Download Go Edit now and don’t let markdown stop you from having photos in your prose!

Basil Salad introduces Go Edit 1.0 for iOS – Note Taker for Blog Authors

Go Edit enables users to type notes in markdown mode or WYSIWYG HTML mode and easily switch between the two. Unlike other markdown note takers, Go Edit supports embedding photos and other images in documents.

Go Edit enable blog authors to create post drafts in markdown or HTML rich text mode and easily convert between the two formats.

Unlike other markdown note takers, Go Edit supports embedding images in markdown or HTML documents without needing to make the images publicly available. Furthermore Go Edit has the capability to crop images or use other image editing applications (such as Skitch) via iOS’ action extension mechanism.

All notes are saved an open Textbundle file format and synchronized via iCloud. Hence editable via just about any other text editing applications.

Go Edit would be great for:

  • Creating drafts for blog posts that includes photos and images.
  • Writing rich text notes with photos and send them to others who may not have a word processing application installed to read conventional document (i.e. they don’t have Microsoft Word or Apple Pages installed in their smartphones).
  • Making quick edits to HTML, Markdown, or Textbundle documents received via e-mail and sending it off again.
  • Quickly jotting rich text notes in Markdown instead of getting dragged by the complexity of formatting text in Word, Pages, or even the iOS Notes app.

Features and Benefits

  • Hassle-free writing in markdown mode.
  • Edit just about any HTML or markdown files.
  • Import markdown or HTML files into Textbundle documents
  • Export notes as self-contained HTML files with embedded images.
  • Share documents with other applications supporting the Textbundle document format (or its compressed variant Textpack).
  • Crop embedded images.
  • Edit embedded images in other applications supporting iOS action extensions.
  • Compatible with iOS devices of all sizes – iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad – even the iPad Pro.


  • iOS 9.3