Spotlighting LaTeX, commenting, and more | HackMD Blog
February 15, 2024

Spotlighting LaTeX, commenting, and more

Rachel Golden
Rachel Golden
Telling HackMD's story, building awareness, and meaningfully connecting with communities.

Welcome back to HackMD’s Markdown Memo – your insider pass too all things markdown.

This month’s edition covers the latest product updates, LaTeX – what it is and how you can use it in your documents, industry news, and more.

Let’s dig in!

🌟 Visionary voices

📄 Product updates

A new era of commenting

Starting Tuesday February 20th, HackMD will launch a new commenting feature and sunset the legacy commenting structure.

Over the past few months, we’ve been heads down iterating and meeting with you to build a product that will level up your collaboration.

So what can you expect from the new commenting system?

A smoother interface, more interactive functionality, and a suite of features designed to elevate your experience.


  • Notifications for new comments
  • Improved comment viewing
  • Dedicated side panel
  • Emoji reactions
  • Hybrid mode
  • And more

🖋️ From the blog

LaTeX demystified

Simply put, LaTeX is a powerful tool that easily brings otherwise written mathematical notation into the online realm.

This enables authors to incorporate mathematical speak into their web content, offering a dynamic and visually appealing representation that closely mirrors its traditional handwritten sibling.

For educators and students, it enables the creation of interactive learning materials, a more intuitive representation of concepts, lecture notes, and digital textbooks with clear, beautifully rendered mathematical equations.

LaTeX also serves as a powerful ally for researchers and scientists, offering a suite of tools to streamline the documentation and dissemination of mathematical content.

And you can utilize LaTeX in your HackMD documents. We continue to push improvements so you have only the best experience.

Convince your team to join HackMD

Convincing your team to adopt a productivity tool isn’t always easy. We get it.

You know your team’s current processes are riddled with inefficiencies, making everyone’s job unnecessarily difficult. But changing course as a team is difficult to accomplish.

That’s why we compiled a list of pro-tips designed to help you convince your team to break out of their routine and embrace a better way of working.

5 steps for a successful post-mortem report

You could spend countless hours coming up against the same issues in your project processes time after time or you could tackle them head on with project post-mortems.

A project post-mortem is a reflection and analysis held after the completion of a project, bringing all key stakeholders into the fold. It’s a moment to review, dissect, and learn from the highs and lows of the development process.

Learn the benefits of implementing post-mortems into your project scope and 5 steps for an impactful report.

And that’s a wrap on this month’s edition of the Markdown Memo. Want us to highlight a topic or community member specifically? Respond to this email and let us know!

In the meantime…

We can’t wait to see what you create, The HackMD Team