Simple, handy and highly-customizable Markdown editor and renderer
Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax that can be effortlessly converted to HTML using various editors and utilities.
Markdown is mainly used to format “readme” files, in text editors for creating rich text documents and in online conversations on forums.
MacDown comes with a minimalistic and unobtrusive user interface that helps you focus on your writing.
For a distraction-free and more generous workspace you can try the full screen mode that helps you take advantage of your Mac’s entire display.
Intuitive interface and keyboard shortcuts
The main window is divided into two panels, in the left the Markdown editing panel and the preview panel in the right. Most changes in the editing panel are automatically rendered and displayed in the right panel in real time.
It goes without saying that MacDown helps you export your work as a HTML document to a location of your choice and also enables you to return to previous versions of your file with just a couple of mouse clicks via the File menu.
Export your work to HTML documents and customize the Markdown renderer with ease
By accessing the View menu, you can render the Markdown preview, reset the split and enter in full screen mode. Thanks to the Format menu, you can copy your selection in the HTML format, change the text format and heathers, insert new paragraphs, links and images.
What is more, MacDown features different CSS-based preview themes that you can use to view your work in the preview panel. Each Preview theme has its own set of highlighting scheme that you can choose to use or not.
MacDown’s editor can be easily configured based on you preferences and, as a result, you can change the base font, theme, adjust the text insets, line spacing and even personalize the behavior.
Reviewed by George Popescu, last updated on November 10th, 2014
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- Fixed: Broken TOC support.
- Fixed: Aut-completion causes later delete operations to act erroneously.
- Fixed: Programmatic text replacemenet (including insertion and deletion) breaks undo chain.
- Fixed: Word counts are not calculated correctly when first becoming visible.
Application descriptionMacDown is an open source Markdown editor for OS X, released under the MIT License.MacDown is heavily influenced by Mo...