Lightpaper Pro for Android - buggy Markdown Text Editor

I bought the Markdown text editor for Android called Lightpaper, it’s available as a free app and a Pro app. I bought the Pro for 13 SEK. Unfortunately it was very buggy, I found at least two bugs in the first minutes of usage. One very bad, and that was that if I turn on the full screen mode for the distraction free mode, then I can’t see what I type on the first row, and I can’t see the Markdown[1] shortcut toolbar either…

Really bad.

If I turn that feature off it works as normal again… Another thing that bothers me much is that I can’t choose which Dropbox folder my text files should be saved in, so I can’t use the folder I use with a lot of other apps on my Mac and other android phones. Lightpaper creates it’s own folder on Dropbox and you can’t change that…

That’s really bad.

The UI is nice though, and I like the swipe left and right features to show a preview of the Markdown formatting and see the Notes list. And I like the distraction free mode.

Another thing that is good is the Markdown shortcut toolbar, you have most of the things you want to use ready in that toolbar. Even footnotes shortcuts that I use a lot.

Hopefully the developer fix these annoying things in a coming version. Until then I will continue to use the great Markdown text editor Draft for Android. It’s my favorite, and it works in total sync with all other Markdown text editors I use on any device, all through Dropbox.

See my video about Lightpaper here:


  1. Markdown is a lightweight markup language, originally created by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz allowing people “to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML)”. See more posts tagged MarkDown.  ↩