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Marked is an app which allows you to preview your Markdown (in any flavor) as you write in your favorite text editor. It tracks your file changes and updates the preview as you go, even automatically scrolling to the point in the file where you're currently working. Version 1 is a solid application, but version 2 expands the feature set greatly. Marked 2 includes a rewrite of the file watching system for speed and accuracy. It speeds up just about every part of the app, making it even easier to get your work done without worrying about how it's going to look or waiting for your preview to update.

What's New

Version 2.3:


  • Discount processor is now fully GitHub Flavored Markdown compatible
  • URL Handler
  • Count sentences in selection
  • Accept JSON array in metadata for custom processor arguments
  • Mini Map navigation with magnifier and fast scrolling
  • Bookmark based on proximity to nearest headline
  • Preserve bookmarks across refreshes more...


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Marked is the kind of application that made Unix great: it does a handful of things well, and thus works well as part of a larger tool chain, which in this case includes one's text editor, file browser, and perhaps other programs for viewing more...

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Version 1.4.1
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Vascouno Member IconReview+2

I write everything in markdown, and Marked is best viewer with any MD editor. The combination of MultiMarkdown2 + Marked is my preferred writing platform for most writing projects. Marked exports in various formats, multi-feature. Responsive developer.

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Version 2.2
Ptk3 Member IconComment+38

Ok, I understand what Marked is made for, now, though I read some review that are not so clear. But… I really don't understand the difference between Marked and Marked 2, unless one is on the MAS and the other's not.

So what do Marked 2 does that Marked does not?

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Version 2.2

Watch the videos of Marked 2 at http://goo.gl/H4PSJz

Mdognrdog Member IconReview+152

Marked is the kind of application that made Unix great: it does a handful of things well, and thus works well as part of a larger tool chain, which in this case includes one's text editor, file browser, and perhaps other programs for viewing output if one exports to RTF, HTML, or PDF.

All the other apps directed toward Markdown usage are basically trying to be an IDE for a .md format that doesn't need that AT ALL: they're basically Rich Text input fields with editing widgets of varying complexity, and they save to a plain-text .md file.

These other editors are doing precisely the wrong thing for people who already LIKE their plain-text editor of choice, and want to work in that editor as much as possible. If I'm working in Sublime Text or TextMate or BBEdit, I just want to be able to compile the .md file and preview it easily. That's it. Once it's where I want it, then I might want to save it as a real HTML file, or as a PDF.

Or, working in the other direction, let's say I want to preview an existing .md file from the Finder (or, in my case, Path Finder). Marked comes with services that let you preview from the context menu or with a hotkey. Then, if you look at it in Marked and decide you need to edit it, you can hit cmd-E, and Marked will pop the file open in your editor of choice, which gives you a robust set of editing tools, rather than the stripped-down offerings of the dedicated Markdown editors.

That's pretty much all Marked does. It supports the *correct* Markdown workflow for people who already use a dedicated text editor as the core of their development, regardless of language. (I.e., most people who write code.)

If there's any problem with Marked, it's that the appearance of Marked's preview only changes when the source file is saved. This is how it was for me, when I started learning to code HTML in Xemacs back in the mid-90s, so it doesn't seem like a burden. But I gather there are people who really demand real-time updating. This won't do that.

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Version 1.4.1
Jimleff Member IconReview+56

Simple. Perfect. Great.

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Version 1.4
Herwighenseler Member IconReview+8

This is how markdown should actually be used!

I don't need yet another special editor, I already use vim and I want to work with ANY editor I happen to like. Marked is no editor and that's a good thing. It just shows a (floating) window which is updated whenever you save, scrolling to the area you just changed.

Marked has made me an instant fan of markdown. I'm now using it for all my technical documentation.

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Version 1.4
Bobembry Member IconComment+64

I'm still having to use 10.6.8. Disappointed that version 1.4 requires 10.7

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Version 1.4
Brett Terpstra (Developer)



I've since installed ML. All is well. Thanks

Brett Terpstra (Developer)

heh, I apologize that it took so long for me to notice this thread.

Alex Member IconReview+67

Invaluable when previewing Markdown when Notational Velocity.

Marked is a god send.

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Version 1.4
Nontroppo Member IconReview+515

Great way to easily view multimarkdown, can be automated for many apps (I use it with ever awesome Scrivener and Multimarkdown Composer), though I'd like a way to do this without fiddling for Brett's other app, nvAlt!

But I *hate* the damn app store! Currently though I've bought Marked and use it at work I cannot download it on my home machine, it always silently fails...

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Version 1.3.1
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Downloads 5,186
Version Downloads 267
Type Development / HTML
License Demo
Date 21 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $9.99
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