CaST Writing

CaST Writing

Clear and Smart Technical Writing is a modern workflow to draft technical documents based on different free software components such as Markdown and Atom.

Principle Features

  • clear minimalistic interface
  • clear writing tooltips
  • document versioning (version control)
  • track changes (differences between versions)
  • merging of diverging versions
  • concurrent editing (similar to Google Docs)
  • offline support and multi-device support
  • platform independent (for Windows, Mac and Linux)
  • reference management (citations)

Workflow in Brief

Text in structured Markdown syntax is written in the Atom editor and stored in simple plain-text Markdown files. These files are versioned using Git and converted to the desired output format using the tool Pandoc.