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 (X)HTML.

Althought I used to prefer for its table support and other niceties, Markdown has won that war and enjoys indisputably wider adoption, as well as making for slightly more readable text when writing essays.


Category Date Link Notes
Diagrams 2023 pikchr

A diagram markup language designed to be embedded into Markdown, used by the SQLite project team

Editors 2012 EpicEditor

A themable JavaScript editor.


A nice, clean “Linux”:os/Linux editor

2011 Mou

A web developer-oriented app.

2010 WMD

an amazing JavaScript editor specifically tailored for Markdown

Implementations 2021 cmark-gfm

GitHub’s Markdown flavor in C

2012 Strapdown

Yet another JavaScript parser, with some neat themes and GitHub flavour support.

2011 MMD

A C language implementation of MultiMarkdown

2010 discount

A C implementation.

Tools 2014 mdp

A very neat terminal presentation tool.

2012 formd

A tool to convert between inline and reference Markdown links.

2010 Pandoc

A markup converter written in Haskell

macOS 2020 QLMarkdownGFM

A Quicklook generator for GitHub Flavored Markdown

2012 Markdown Service Tools

A set of OS X system services to manipulate text.

2011 readown

A Cocoa viewer that wraps the PHP renderer.

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