Marked.js Alternatives

    Marked.js is described as 'A full-featured markdown parser and compiler, written in JavaScript. Built for speed' and is an app in the Development category. There are three alternatives to Marked.js for Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Markdown-it, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Marked.js are Snarkdown (Free, Open Source) and ShowdownJS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • GitHub
      Markdown-it is a high-speed Markdown parser with 100% CommonMark support, extensions & syntax plugins. FEATURES Follows the CommonMark spec + adds syntax extensions & sugar (URL autolinking, typographer).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Snarkdown is a relatively simple Markdown parser written in JavaScript that's built for speed. It's fast because it's tiny (only 1kb), and uses a single, lengthy but efficient, regular expression for a tokenizer.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Showdown is a JavaScript Markdown to HTML converter, based on the original works by John Gruber. Showdown can be used client side (in the browser) or server side (with NodeJs).
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