Typora is deeply integrated with the macOS desktop environment, like other native apps on macOS. The simplicity and extendable functions provided by macOS is also available on Typora.
Typora (≥ 0.9.9.36) is now native on Apple Silicon Mac devices.
You can use
open -a typora xxx.md to open the markdown file
xxx.md in Typora from a command line. If Typora is your default editor for
.md files, when
open xxx.md would be enough.
You can also add
alias typora="open -a typora"
.bash_profile or other configuration file, then you would be able to simply type
typora xxx.md instead.
For detail, you can click here.
The latest version of Typora supports macOS ≥ 10.14, for older macOS support, please check https://support.typora.io/Older-macOS-Support/
For example, you can use command + click on titlebar to quickly open parent folders of current file in Typora (and in other macOS app as well):
On macOS, Typora integrates with the native version control function powered by the operation system.
You could simply choose
Revert To >
Browse All Versions from main menu to browse and revert to certain version. More detail can be found here.
For untitled drafts, they are located in
~/Library/Autosave Information. But please save them just in case.
You can share a file from
Typora uses macOS built-in grammar and spelling checker, you can enable / disable it in system preferences or from menu bar.
You can also learn spellings from context menu, and the learned new words will be shared among different macOS apps.
Typora supports macOS built-in text functions like:
You can config them under system preferences.
After config, text substitution will be working in Typora. For features like smart dashes, smart quote and text replacement, you can also enable / disable them from Typora’s
You can use service to extend Typora’s functionality before Typora have its own plugin system.
For example, you can install WordService for common text operations, such as insert date and time, etc.
Use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to scan documents, draw sketch, or take a picture of something nearby and insert into into Typora on macOS directly.
You can use touch bar for context aware quick editing.
Including change block / inline styles, modify tables (add row, etc), change list indent, input predictions, etc.
You can tap with three fingers on the trackpad to look up words or preview links, just like in Safari. You can find detail here.
Typora will use system dark mode color scheme when using dark themes. Or, if you want typora to auto apply themes based on current macOS light / dark mode, you can choose different themes for light mode and dark mode.