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Qute: Cross-Platform Eye Candy Text Editor With Mood-Based Themes

Different text editors offer you different types of options for performing both simple and complex text editing tasks. Simple tasks can be performing using the default Windows Notepad, while for the complex tasks, you can use Notepad++, an open source text editor massively reviewed on the AddictiveTips. Having a proper tool for the job is necessary in order to perform it smoothly and without glitches. Using a complex software to do something simple will only reduce your productivity. You will have to spend more time in learning how to use the tool than actually using it. Qute is a simple, open source, multiplatform text editor available for PC, Mac and Linux with Markdown and TeX support. It allows users to preview text paragraph wise, and lets them switch between editing and viewing modes. If your work requires you to work with text for long hours, Qute offers its users different themes to make looking at a single file for hours more appealing. You can quickly switch themes, as well as font effects. Keep reading to find out more about Qute.

The interface of the application is really simple, and all about eye-candy. You can control everything through hot keys. That can be both a pro and a con of the application, since hotkeys allow you to work faster while remembering them can be a bit of a tedious task.

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Nevertheless, the good thing is that when you run the application for the first time, there is a complete how-to written by default for users. Clicking the Q button at the top left corner lets you open the menu, revealing options for New File, Open File, Save File, Toggle Fullscreen and Split View, Config etc.

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Click Config and open Themes for switching between different themes. You can choose the one that matches you mood, which, we all know, can be a big factor during writing tasks.

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Using the F11 hotkey, you can toggle between Full screen mode, while the F12 key lets you switch between single pane and split view.


Qute works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X and Linux.

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