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  • Byword icon


    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad. Features - Designed to make writing...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • ReText icon


    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • MarkPad icon


    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...

    Open Source Windows

  • Marked icon


    Marked takes Markdown text–a simple syntax you can learn in minutes–and turns it into beautiful documents for you. It will update a...

    Commercial Mac

  • Minimalist Markdown Editor icon

    Minimalist Markdown Editor

    This is the simplest and slickest Markdown editor. Just write Markdown and see what it looks like as you type. The Minimalist...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

  • Escriba icon


    A hassle-free and drop-dead pretty text editor for the web. Your document is saved to your browser's local storage and you can...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Textile icon


    Textile is a lightweight markup language originally developed by Dean Allen and billed as a "humane web text generator"....

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Markdown Here icon

    Markdown Here

    Google Chrome, Firefox, and Thunderbird extension that lets you write email in Markdown and render it before sending.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome Thunderbird Firefox

  • WYMeditor icon


    WYMeditor is a web-based WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) XHTML editor (not WYSIWYG). WYMeditor's main concept is to...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    A minimal markdown editor in the eOS design

    Open Source Linux Vala

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    Dillinger is a cloud-enabled, mobile-ready, offline-storage, AngularJS powered HTML5 Markdown editor. Type some Markdown on the...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    PHP Markdown

    Introduction This is a library package that includes the PHP Markdown parser and its sibling PHP Markdown Extra with additional...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Texy! is a lightweight markup language as well as converter of this format to XHTML, in a form of a library written in the PHP...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • CLEditor icon


    CLEditor is an open source jQuery plugin which provides a lightweight, full featured, cross browser, extensible, WYSIWYG HTML editor...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • OpenScholar icon


    A full-featured open-source web site-creation package designed for the academic community. A single OpenScholar installation can host...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • MultiMarkdown Composer icon

    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...

    Commercial Mac

  • Asciidoctor icon


    Asciidoctor is a fast text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook 5 (or 4.5) and other...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted GitHub

  • AsciiDoc

    AsciiDoc is a text document format for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    MultiMarkdown, or MMD, is a tool to help turn minimally marked-up plain text into well formatted documents, including HTML, PDF (by...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted GitHub

  • Write for Mac icon

    Write for Mac

    A clean & intuitive design focused on things that matter most - your notes! Write offers a well designed writing experience with...

    Commercial Mac

  • Macchiato icon


    Macchiato is a simple plain text editor with a twist. Modeled after TextEdit's plain text mode, the editor is a chrome-less blank...

    Commercial Mac

  • Redactor Text Editor

    Redactor Text Editor is a WYSIWYG html editor. Redactor provides smooth and clean design, limitless flexibility and extensibility...

    Commercial Self-Hosted

  • Docutils

    Docutils is an open-source text processing system for processing plaintext documentation into useful formats, such as HTML, LaTeX...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MWeb icon


    MWeb can handle professional-level markdown with support for markdown extensions. It provides publishing to various social networks...

    Commercial Mac

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    It reads a text file with minimal markup such as **bold** and //italic// and converts it to the following formats (among others): ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Coastline icon


    Coastline is a simple minimalist text file editor. Handy and fast, it allows you to create, open, edit and save plain text files. ...

    Free Android

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    NicEdit Discontinued

    NicEdit is a free inline wysiwg html editor you can easily add to your site in seconds! NicEdit is a Lightweight, Cross Platform...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Internet Explorer Safari Opera Firefox

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    openWYSIWYG Warning

    Finally, a free open source cross-browser WYSIWYG editor thats packed with every rich-text editing feature you need.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • MarkedPub icon


    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....

    Free Mac

  • Markie

    Markie is a wysiwyg editor for the markdown syntax written entirely in python with html preview of your own css. Features Edit...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Minutes Text Notes

    Minutes is a minimal text editor designed for those who rely heavily on note taking in plain text and do not want their notes to be...

    Free Android

  • Mew icon


    Mew is a specialized markdown editor for windows. It comes bundled with a lot of features to make your markdown-editing experience as...

    Commercial Windows

  • MarkDrop icon


    Markdown is a simple syntax built for writers who want to compose in an easy-to-write, easy-to-read format that can be converted to...

    Commercial Mac

  • PileMD icon


    PileMd has a really beautiful Markdown Editor, looks like Preview. It's like a RichText Editor but it's actually Markdown, and...

    Free Mac

  • GitHub Flavored Markdown

    GitHub uses "GitHub Flavored Markdown," or GFM, across the site--in issues, comments, and pull requests. It differs from...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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