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  • StackEdit icon

    StackEdit

    StackEdit is a free, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack Exchange sites.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Typora icon

    Typora

    Typora will give you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions. Replace them with a real live...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    MarkdownPad

    MarkdownPad is a full-featured Markdown editor for Windows. Features: LivePreview : Instantly see how your documents look in HTML as you create them. Easy formatting with keyboard shortcuts. Markdown formatting can be applied (and...

    Freemium Windows

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    ReText

    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms (Linux and BSD are officially...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Byword

    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad. Features - Designed to make writing more enjoyable using Markdown - Sync text documents across all your Mac, iPhone, iPad devices -...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    Mou

    Mou, web developers' Markdown editor for Mac OS X. When current available Markdown editors are almost all for general writers, Mou is different: It's for web developers. Syntax highlighting, live preview, fullscreen mode, auto...

    Commercial Mac

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    Hemingway Editor

    Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. The Hemingway Editor for Mac and PC highlights common errors. Use it to catch wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated words.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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    ghostwriter

    ghostwriter is a Windows and Linux text editor for Markdown, which is a plain text markup format created by John Gruber. For more information about Markdown, please visit John Gruber’s website at https://daringfireball.net/.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    MarkPad

    MarkPad is a Text editor for writing in MarkDown-Syntax. It will display the parsed and styled result to the right side of the plain text on the left.

    Open Source Windows

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    Markdown Edit

    Markdown Edit is a Windows desktop Markdown editor with an emphasis on content and keyboard shortcuts. There is minimal window chrome and most functions are accessed through keyboard shortcuts.

    Open Source Windows

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    Marked

    Marked takes Markdown text–a simple syntax you can learn in minutes–and turns it into beautiful documents for you. It will update a preview as you work (with several high-quality themes to choose from, or design your own), refreshing...

    Commercial Mac

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    UberWriter

    With UberWriter it’s simple to write beautiful documents in Markdown. Features include 'focus mode' that highlights your last sentence and gives you a typewriter-esque feel, out of the box spellcheck, and a very clean...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The last update to UberWriter's website was in 2012. The latest release on its Launchpad page was also in 2012, and bug reports are not being answered. May have trouble installing its binary release on recent versions of Ubuntu.
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    Typewrite

    Typewrite is a real-time collaborative writing environment with Markdown support, versioning and Dropbox syncing.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued Website/service unavailable.
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    Dillinger

    Dillinger is a cloud-enabled, mobile-ready, offline-storage, AngularJS powered HTML5 Markdown editor. Type some Markdown on the left See HTML in the right You can also: Import and save files from GitHub, Dropbox...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • MarkRight icon

    MarkRight

    MarkRight is a simple but very efficient Markdown editor built using Electron and ClojureScript. It uses a dual pane interface that lets you focus on the task of writing, while providing a live preview so you can instantly see the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

  • Editorially icon

    Editorially

    Write. Rewrite. Share and discuss. Everything you need to make good writing great.

    Free Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued Editorially is shutting down on May 30th: http://stet.editorially.com/articles/goodbye/
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    SmartDown

    A zen and efficient MarkDown editor for Windows - Integrated library: All your files in the same place with Cloud (OneDrive, Dropbox, ...)support - Improve your creativity : Hightlight mode, full screen mode - Integrated Wordpress...

    Commercial Windows

  • Monod icon

    Monod

    Monod is a (relatively) secure and offline-first Markdown editor built at TailorDev in order to learn React (and a bunch of JavaScript tools/libraries).

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted React GitHub

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    mvilla Draft

    Draft is a text editor for Android devices that supports Markdown, MultiMarkdown, syncing via Dropbox and offline support. Features Create, view and edit plain text and Markdown/MultiMarkdown notes Organize all your...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

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    MultiMarkdown Composer

    MultiMarkdown Composer is a text editor for Mac that is designed from the ground up around the MultiMarkdown Syntax. It is designed to make writing in MultiMarkdown even easier than it already is, with automatic syntax highlighting...

    Commercial Mac

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    TEXTS

    TEXTS is rich editor for plain text. - Write structured documents. - Separate Content from Formatting. - Store in Markdown. - Publish to many formats.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    MdCharm

    MdCharm is a wiki editor written in Qt which supports markdown. It has features like live preview, pdf/html/odt exporting, opening directory as project, custom css, code syntax highlighting and much more.

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No longer maintained: https://github.com/zhangshine/MdCharm/issues/4
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    Macchiato

    Macchiato is a simple plain text editor with a twist. Modeled after TextEdit's plain text mode, the editor is a chrome-less blank canvas. However, it is built from the ground up for writing Markdown prose—and, as such, it will...

    Commercial Mac

  • DownMarker icon

    DownMarker

    DownMarker is a viewer and editor for markdown files. It can be used to create a wiki on your desktop, in your dropbox, alongside your code in version control repositories... No web server required!

    Open Source Windows

  • Classeur icon

    Classeur

    Start writing notes, docs, and blogs quickly using Markdown.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Markdown Life icon

    Markdown Life

    An elegant and easy to use editor with simplicity for the Markdown markup language. Markdown Life is able to use full power of your new Mac and brings you unprecedented performance. An elegant and easy to use editor with simplicity...

    Commercial Mac

  • MWeb icon

    MWeb

    MWeb can handle professional-level markdown with support for markdown extensions. It provides publishing to various social networks and blogging formats, as well as various preview themes.

    Commercial Mac

  • Markdown Pro icon

    Markdown Pro

    A beautiful and easy to use editor for the popular Markdown markup language, combined with a themed live preview feature, you will never have to write boring documents again.

    Commercial Mac

  • Notal icon

    Notal

    Notal is a simple application that lets you take notes with Markdown style! With Notal, you can type your notes with plain Markdown text and enjoy reading with a clean, simple style. If you aren't familiar with Markdown, we...

    Free Android

  • Writage

    Writage is a new add-in for Word, which enables to edit Markdown documents. Zero knowledge of Markdown is required in order to write structured documents. No need to remember markup for hyperlink or footnote, or how to format a table.

    Free Windows Microsoft Office Word

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    Noted

    Noted is a simple note taking app for Mac. It has a simple and beautiful interface that allows you to easily create and organize notes in colorful notebooks or sections. It has powerful features(Smart Lists, Markdown, iCloud, etc.) to...

    Freemium Mac

  • Touch Dream Markdown icon

    Touch Dream Markdown

    #Markdown is a efficient markdown editor for OS X, iPhone and iPad. ##Features: live preview, sync scroll, auto save, powerful actions, custom themes and CSS, HTML export,math, enhanced CJK support and more. ### *Markdown is...

    Commercial Mac

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    MarkedPub

    You can write in markdown virtually anywhere, with a possibility to convert it to a rich text format in-place or publish it as HTML. It enables you to use a word processor, email client or note-taking application of your choice.

    Free Mac

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    Typed

    Typed is a stunning new Markdown editor and writing app for Mac, and the first that improves your focus so you can create great content. .

    Commercial Mac

  • Markie

    Markie is a wysiwyg editor for the markdown syntax written entirely in python with html preview of your own css. Features Edit markdown in a left panel (didn't implement "select all" i just found out lol) Preview...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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