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How does Marked Preview work?

edited June 2020 in The Archive

I wish I could figure out how to delete a post because I solved my problem just by READING THE UPDATE NOTES PROPERLY haha.

Anyway, in case anyone else has the same problem:

I just downloaded update (1.5.3) and there is a new menu option to 'Stream preview to Marked' 2. Make sure the option is ticked in The Archive preferences (Advanced) and also in the Note menu.

Now open Marked 2 and choose Preview/Streaming Preview (this is the bit I didn't read properly at first).

Now, whenever you make changes to a note in The Archive or move to a different note, you will instantly see the preview in Marked 2.

This is much more responsive than the old Open in External Editor way of using Marked with the Archive (which is still available). The old way will reflect live changes made to the note but will not automatically change notes according to which one you select in the Archive.

Great update.


  • Thanks for sharing how you figured this out in the end :D

    Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/

  • Made a demo video to show what the feature does:

    Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/

  • This is interesting - thank you. I was looking at Marked yesterday but don't yet have the 'cutting edge' archive version - but definitely something I will play with when it is released.

  • This looks interesting, but I have version 1.5.2 of The Archiver and the "check for updates" button tells me it is the most recent - no option to update to 1.5.3.

  • The Marked Preview goodies are only yet in 1.5.3 which is the Cutting Edge release and is being tested before release into the general release channel. If you feel adventurous, you can update into the Cutting Edge release channel via Preferences - Update. Updating into the Cutting Edge release channel you become a bug hunter.

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    I must keep doing my best even though I'm a failure. My peak cognition is behind me. One day soon I will read my last book, write my last note, eat my last meal, and kiss my sweetie for the last time.

  • Hi all,

    new Zettler here from Italy :)

    Just asked a question in Marked forum and Brett gave me the permission to post the link to the discussion.


    @ctietze could you please have a look?

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