MultiMarkdown Composer
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Text editor built around the MultiMarkdown syntax.   Demo ($11.99)
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MultiMarkdown Composer is a text editor that is designed from the ground up around the MultiMarkdown syntax. It is designed to make writing in MultiMarkdown even easier than it already is, with automatic syntax highlighting, built in previews, easy export to any format that is supported by MultiMarkdown, and more!

By using an editor built around Markdown and MultiMarkdown, you can focus on the actual writing rather than worrying about formatting and styles. Let the computer deal with that when you're ready to export your document to another format.

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What's New
Version 2.6.8:

Note: The version level of the downloadable demo is 2.6.8. The version available for purchase from the Mac App Store is currently 2.6.7.
  • Don’t change window size when saving in Full Screen mode.
  • Multiple small bug fixes with non-ascii characters in labels/headers.
  • Update MMD library.
  • Ensure that most recent edit is used for printing.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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MultiMarkdown Comp... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Sgginc commented on 28 Dec 2013
Download link displays one paragraph of code since 12-23.
Developer's site download displays same code.
Firefox & Safari have same issue.

Thanks ... Ken
[Version 2.6.2]


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Filp reviewed on 28 Aug 2013
As if it weren't already a prize winner, there's now CriticMarkup, so those of us who compulsively tweak and re-tweak can easily keep track of our fussiness.
[Version 2.4.5]


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Nontroppo reviewed on 11 Feb 2013
The update to V2 is effectively a completely new application. The new headline features are a very comprehensive style system which allows both editor and preview customisation, a preview system that works perfectly, and being able to restructure documents based on table of contents structure. There are lots of little refinement details and visual tweaks. And as I'm pretty forgetful, having a summary of all the multimarkdown formatting is a very welcome improvement.

Apart from the brain-dead app store incapable of handling upgrades for V1 (not the developers fault), this is a really thorough and very worthwhile upgrade and IMO one of the best markdown inspired writing tools.
[Version 2.0]

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Lev replied on 11 Feb 2013
I entirely agree. My beef was 100% with the app store. All credit to Fletcher Penney, the developer, for finding at least a temporary lash-up to get round its imbecilic procedures - or lack of them. If that didn't come across in my post below, then it's my fault and I apologise. I'd have given it five stars but you can't star comments. So:

MultiMarkdown Composer: * * * * *

Mac App Store: *
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Nontroppo replied on 11 Feb 2013
Hm, 1 star is still pretty generous for MAS... :-p
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Lev commented on 11 Feb 2013
A good example of where the Mac App Store falls over.

MultiMarkdown Composer 2.0 announced on MU on Sunday 10 February. Only notification users (i.e. people who've bought it on MAS) get that there's an upgrade is by checking on MacUpdate.

Well hooray. There's v2. So I head over to the MAS. "Composer Version 2 is on sale for a limited time . . . It returns to full price on February 11th. So don't wait -- buy it now!"

Well, it's now 17:40 UTC on 11 February and it's not on sale any more. Gives a new sort of urgency to "limited time".

You can get a non-sandboxed version from the MultiMarkdown Composer website which "respects" the MAS licensing for v1.n but beyond that you have to buy v2 from the MAS and then, thereafter, well, frizzle my scrattocks with a Paschal candle but i have NOT THE FAINTEST IDEA what happens after that. I *think* it means if you bought v1 you can use v2 but if you want to use v3 you'll have to buy v2. Sometime. Maybe now. Can't be after v3 comes out because then v2 will be withdrawn. And, oops, I don't mean "buy". I mean "rent".

So it also gives a new meaning to "simple" as in "the MAS makes things simple".

Damn good app. Fletcher Penney is a damn good developer. But this MAS channel lark is a real boojum up the wazoo, don't you think?
[Version 2.0]

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Nontroppo replied on 11 Feb 2013
Yes, I had exactly the same experience, I immediately went to pay my "upgrade" price, only to find that Fletcher's discount for V1 users had already expired. Not Fletcher's fault, but the MAS is so incredibly annoying and this is certainly not easy at all for users who simply want to upgrade to a new version. I suspect most users simply won't have a clue V2 was released for quite some time, then balk at paying full price; this can't be good for developers!

Fletcher does have a V2 download which works with a V1 licence for now, though won't get updates. I'd pay Fletcher directly, but I'm upset enough at MAS to hold off buying V2 for a bit (I'll buy soon as I'd still rather reward Fletcher for what is an excellent update rather be grumpy at Apple's braindamged software store).
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Nontroppo reviewed on 05 Jun 2012
Wonderful Multimarkdown (MMD) editor. For those who haven't come across it MMD is a neat extension of markdown with more useful features for writers. This program interfaces perfectly with MMD (both are from the same author) and provides a very elegant and simple writing interface. Well worth the money!
[Version 1.1.2]


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Amberv commented on 23 Oct 2011
Also, just as a comment: it would be nice to have a version we can actually buy. App Store is just software rentals when you get down to the actual stipulations and rights you get from it. I'd like a version I can buy from you, archive on my personal server, and unlock with a serial number for the next 15 years no matter what happens to the App Store, or the software.
[Version 1.0]

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Maisprof replied on 06 Feb 2013
Yes, it would be nice to have version to purchase rather than lease. Also, the app is only available through the US app store--not cool!
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Penneyft replied on 10 Feb 2013
Maisprof - it's available in all countries, not just the US.
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Amberv reviewed on 23 Oct 2011
The main thing that separates MultiMarkdown from Markdown is that it has been optimised for writers, and the production of long documents which require such things as footnotes, tables, cross-references, glossaries, and bibliographies. There are a lot of great Markdown editors out there these days, but most of them are focussed on what Markdown is good at: web publishing. MultiMarkdown Composer, with its integrated table of contents feature, drop-dead simple table creation and editing (better, I dare say, than most heavy-weight implementations in Cocoa and most other word processors), and more will make for a nice semantic writing environment.

There are still some areas that could use improvement. Footnotes could be better. They could cross-link instead of requiring manual searching by the marker ID. They could also have a helper that generates an anchor ID, pastes it at the bottom of the document and lets you type, then easily return to where you put down the marker, like I developed a macro for in TextMate.

A few other little things would make it better, but rest assured this is a very solid 1.0 and for a limited time it's a steal at $8. One word of advice: make a demo. Fletcher might have my cash on the barrel without a flinch, but not everyone knows the integrity of his designs. A demo helps people make that decision, and with a solid piece of software like this there is nothing to fear in letting the usability shine for 15 days or so.
[Version 1.0]


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poobard reviewed on 21 Oct 2011
A MultiMarkdown editor from the author of the MultiMarkdown language Fletcher Penney. Excellent!
[Version 1.0]


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Dedalus271 rated on 05 Feb 2014

[Version 2.6.7]


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Date:10 Feb 2014
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MultiMarkdown Composer is a text editor that is designed from the ground up around the MultiMarkdown syntax. It is designed to make writing in MultiMarkdown even easier than it already is, with automatic syntax highlighting, built in previews, easy export to any format that is supported by MultiMarkdown, and more!

By using an editor built around Markdown and MultiMarkdown, you can focus on the actual writing rather than worrying about formatting and styles. Let the computer deal with that when you're ready to export your document to another format.

Note: If you are unfamiliar with Markdown or MultiMarkdown, please learn more at http://fletcherpenney.net/multimarkdown/ before purchasing this application. We want to be sure that you will be happy with your purchase!

Features:
  • MultiMarkdown syntax highlighting
  • Customizable themes - choose from built in themes, including solarized, or design your own
  • Instant preview of rendered HTML
  • Support for using Marked to preview if it's installed
  • Automatic table of contents drawer for easy navigation
  • Instant export to HTML, OPML, LaTeX, Flat OpenDocument format, and RTF
  • Support for custom commands when exporting or previewing HTML
  • ODB Editor support - use Composer to edit text from other applications
  • Easily print your text file without struggling with arcane settings to make it fit properly on the page
  • Easily switch between MultiMarkdown and the original Markdown syntax for both highlighting and HTML preview/export
  • Built in support for 'mmd_merge' if you prefer to split your longer works among multiple text files
Assisted Editing - features to automate entering MMD syntax
  • automatic list formatting
  • "smart pairs": close parentheses, brackets, quotes, etc.
  • automatic table alignment
  • automatic metadata alignment
  • single keystroke indent and outdent of lines
  • automatic link creation
Enhanced features for OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Resume --- MMDC will pick back up where you left off when you quit and restart the application
  • Auto Save --- Lion will save your MMDC documents periodically while you work, even if you forget
  • Versions --- Lion will save new versions of your file periodically so that you can go back to a previous version of your work after you've changed it
  • Full Screen Mode --- work on your document in full screen to minimize distractions and focus on the task at hand


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