MarkdownPad Reviews

Crashes, bug report function doesn't work, github flavored markdown requires pro version, can't disable preview pane (which constantly errors)

Negative Review by Teo
about MarkdownPad Jul 2016

Save yourself the headache, don't even in stall this.
You will need to upgrade to pro (non free) and install additional things for it to even halfway function.

As soon as the app opened its preview pane crashed. A box asking if I wanted to know more popped up. It opened my browser, taking me to a page that explained this is a now issue for windows 8 and onward and may or may not be solved by installing the awesomium software development kit* and DirectX. It did not fix anything for me. Even if this makes the preview of the default sample new document (essentially a splash page adverting awesomium) work, the preview will still randomly break while you try and use the app. And there is no way to disable either the preview or the crash message so it will just continually interrupt you as you try and type. Want your document compliant with a specific version of markdown (planning an upload to github gist)? Too bad gotta pay for pro. No idea what the default markdown version even is.

TL;DR You are better off just trying StackEdit.

*That's an SDK not a runtime! you aren't supposed to need that unless you are developing!