SmartDown
SmartDown
1.0.4

4.3

SmartDown free download for Mac

SmartDown

1.0.4
23 April 2015

A MultiMarkdown editor with outliner capabilities.

Overview

SmartDown is a MultiMarkdown editor with outliner capabilities... and more.

Main features:
  • Outliner mode
  • Highlight feature to stay focussed on the active part of your document
  • Customizable to fit your needs (theme, colors, layout, zoom, ...)
  • Multiple export formats (PDF, RTF, HTML, OPML,...)
  • MultiMarkdown and Critic Markup support
  • Goal and statistics

What's new in SmartDown

Version 1.0.4:
  • First stable release

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4 SmartDown Reviews

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MacUpdate-Ishaq
22 October 2015

Most helpful

SmartDown is an intriguing, thoughtful option in an increasingly crowded field of web-focused text editors for the Mac. It features full Markdown support to maximize speed and intuitiveness in text styling, as well as full MultiMarkdown support to offer a more robust, seemingly limitless text editing and production environment. You can quickly toggle between Markdown view and a live web preview to get an immediate read on how your text styling will look – even regular HTML markup is expressed within SmartDown, meaning web content creation can begin and end in this one streamlined app. The best apps allow themselves to be discovered over and over again through time, and SmartDown is no exception. On the surface, it’s an unassuming experience that requires minimal brain power – just focus on writing. But the more you ask of the app, the more it gives, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a real gap in functionality that you’d expect from an app in its class. While it emphasizes web content creation, SmartDown pays close attention to the needs of writers by offering detailed statistics and word goals, as well as an extremely effective outlining process, complete with collapsible headings. Critic Markup is a revelation, allowing to keep track of changes as your document evolves. All in all, it’s a streamlined environment that is relentlessly customizable and finely tuned to a wide variety of content creators.
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Version 1.0.4
Ptk3
10 March 2018
It seems that Neomobili abandonned their softs (Smartdown and Slidium) but not stop their selling… No more demo version avalaible on their website, and no update since 2015.
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Version 1.0.4
Thecharles
13 February 2016
I am a user of Byword on iOS and the mac, as well as nvALT and Taskpaper 3. I use Byword for simple things (<1000 words) that I plan to work on with my mac and then have everywhere through the magic of iCloud syncing, which has never failed me. I use nvALT for short text snippets that I need to be able to find quickly, such as a list of mac addresses for my local network. Smartdown for me is for documents that are longer than 1000 words and/or need a little more structure, such as an outline. The export to OPML works well. I looked at foldingtext and I thought that the multimarkdown support was better on smartdown and that it was easier to customize the look of the text (for editing, not output. I use the fabulous Marked 2 for that). It is not cheap, but I use it every day, so on a $/minute, it is well worth it.
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Version 1.0.4
Markus-Winter
26 January 2016
In the current market a MarkDown editor has to be more powerful than that, especially for $20. Where is the support for multiple programming languages that others implement (for example via Prism)? You should be able to see your MarkDown and the end product side by side, not needing to switch (which is awkward). The context menu is nice but why not implement it as a toolbar, or give the option to have it as a toolbar? As it is I have to call up the context menu, then select something.

Nice, but behind the capability curve.

Personally (and I tried a few after my editor insisted on me submitting articles in MarkDown) the editor that best fills my requirements is the free MacDown.
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Version 1.0.4
1 answer(s)
Ptk3
Ptk3
11 May 2017
I agree that Smartdown seems to be a little expensive for what it does. I also use Macdown (after Mou, which inspired Macdown) for current markdown writing; but for long paper with numerous note files, I don't find better than Ulysses (I use to use Write, which was very good, but nearly abandoned by its dev)…
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MacUpdate-Ishaq
22 October 2015
SmartDown is an intriguing, thoughtful option in an increasingly crowded field of web-focused text editors for the Mac. It features full Markdown support to maximize speed and intuitiveness in text styling, as well as full MultiMarkdown support to offer a more robust, seemingly limitless text editing and production environment. You can quickly toggle between Markdown view and a live web preview to get an immediate read on how your text styling will look – even regular HTML markup is expressed within SmartDown, meaning web content creation can begin and end in this one streamlined app. The best apps allow themselves to be discovered over and over again through time, and SmartDown is no exception. On the surface, it’s an unassuming experience that requires minimal brain power – just focus on writing. But the more you ask of the app, the more it gives, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a real gap in functionality that you’d expect from an app in its class. While it emphasizes web content creation, SmartDown pays close attention to the needs of writers by offering detailed statistics and word goals, as well as an extremely effective outlining process, complete with collapsible headings. Critic Markup is a revelation, allowing to keep track of changes as your document evolves. All in all, it’s a streamlined environment that is relentlessly customizable and finely tuned to a wide variety of content creators.
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Version 1.0.4
2 answer(s)
Zx81
Zx81
28 October 2015
Advertising.
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Markus-Winter
Markus-Winter
26 January 2016
Sorry, but that is a lot of words to say exactly … nothing.
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