This chrome extension replaces the text editor with a much better one that supports markdown, indentation, code formatting, and more! Also provides options for making the top bar sticky, and hiding the list of sites in the footer.
Preview options are confusing and partly broken.
Neither the side-by-side preview nor the inline preview can render Stack Exchange specific markup. For example, the [tag:bug] markup I used in this post is not rendered as a tag, it's just the literal text.
I can only have a live preview in full-screen mode, the regular Stack Overflow preview is not shown below the post.
Because a separate edit control is used, and text is moved from that control over to the (hidden) 'real' text editor control when you hit 'post', the anti-bot measures kick in and you are always asked to verify that you are human with the Google Captcha.
Perhaps if you continually update the 'real' post box as you edit, the anti-bot measure doesn't have to kick in (as you then show that you have been editing the post for more than just a fraction of a second).
appinstead. Also thanks for the catch! I'll fix that tonight. :)
v0.0.5: - sticky top bar hidden in fullscreen mode and for snippet previewing - insert snippet button will only appear on stackoverflow (other SE sites don't support snippets AFAIK) Thanks again for reporting those bugs @KevinGuan!