Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers, allowing you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

Althought I prefer Textile for its table support and other niceties, Markdown makes for slightly more readable text when writing essays.


Date Link Notes
Aug’20 QLMarkdownGFM A Quicklook generator for GitHub Flavored Markdown
Sep’14 mdp A very neat terminal presentation tool.
Nov’12 Strapdown Yet another JavaScript parser, with some neat themes and GitHub flavour support.
Aug’12 Uberwriter A nice, clean Linux editor.
Jun’12 Markdown Service Tools A set of OS X system services to manipulate text.
Apr’12 formd A tool to convert between inline and reference Markdown links.
Mar’12 EpicEditor A themable JavaScript editor.
Oct’11 MMD A C language implementation of MultiMarkdown.
Mou A web developer-oriented app.
Multimarkdown Composer Another Mac app.
Jan 5 readown A Cocoa viewer that wraps the PHP renderer.
Dec 25 discount A C implementation.
Oct 16 Pandoc A markup converter written in Haskell with support for it
Older WMD an amazing JavaScript editor specifically tailored for using Markdown.
Make.text a bookmarklet for translating a web page into Markdown
PyMarkdown for Python, obviously.
python-markdown2 a second Python implementation, with some improvements.
BlueCloth for Ruby
PHP implementation
C# / .NET implementation
Partial implementation in JavaScript
Showdown a better one
A more complete list maintained by François Granger, who is developing a markup converter.