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MacDown for Mac

Open-Source Markdown editor.

Free
In English
Version 0.7.3
4.2
Based on 14 user rates

MacDown overview

MacDown is an open-source Markdown editor, released under the MIT License.

Features
  • Markdown editor
  • Highly customisable Markdown rendering
  • Markdown rendering live updates
  • Syntax highlighting in fenced code blocks
  • Sophisticated auto-completion
  • MathML and LaTeX rendering
  • Export formats: HTML and PDF

What’s new in version 0.7.3

Version 0.7.3:
  • Fixes the preference pane bug

MacDown for Mac

Free
In English
Version 0.7.3
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4.2

(12 Reviews of MacDown)

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Ptk3
Ptk3
Mar 28 2019
0.7.1
3.0
Mar 28 2019
3.0
Version: 0.7.1
Macdown was a very helpful alternative to Mou when Chen Luo abandonned it, but it seems that uranusjr abandonned Macdown too.

Though, it's still lightweight, functional, with good feature (themable, fully markdown support , support of TOC, shell plugin, neat keystrokes, multiple views, tab bar, …), which made it really a complete tool, the market of markdown editors really evolved, and neither paid nor free or FOSS apps are now competing.
Some go to be notes apps (libke Bear, MWeb, which is one of my favorites, but quite expensive, FSNotes, or the open source Joplin, Notable Boostnote). Others become diary on journal tools (MWeb again, or but-now-only-subscription model DayOne), or try to be full writing tool like the veteran iA Writer, ByWord, or the complete-but-now-only-subscription model Ulysses, but also the new FOSS complete Zettlr.

It will end that only nostalgic will use it, since it become not compatible with the last evolution on the OS.
Is use to love but don't open it anymore (except for comparison with other tools).
Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
Mar 20 2018
0.7.1
0.0
Mar 20 2018
0.0
Version: 0.7.1
I haven't used it enough to leave a score yet. But so far, it seems like a nice program.

I don't see how to set the default to open new documents, in "Hide Editor Pane" mode. I'm looking for a general purpose .md viewer and this would be great, if we could do that.
Zx81
Zx81
Jan 3 2017
0.6.4
5.0
Jan 3 2017
5.0
Version: 0.6.4
Works just fine for me ; I tried a lot of MD editors and settled for MacDown. Nothing much more to say. Just works.
Markus-Winter
Markus-Winter
Aug 1 2016
0.6
5.0
Aug 1 2016
5.0
Version: 0.6
I used to write articles for the xDev computer magazine (now only do it occassionally), and the editor one day wanted to get the articles in MarkDown format instead of .doc. I tried all the different MarkDown editors and settled on this one, mostly because of its support for all the different syntax colourings for all kinds of programming languages (for the example code in the articles). And I simply liked it with its side by side interface instead of the switching interface of many others. Has been running absolutely stable, even when I accidentally open a file from my DropBox that is already open on another computer. Contacted the developer twice about problems I found - one was solved quickly, the other one was an inherent limitation of the MarkDown system.
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Apr 30 2016
0.6
1.0
Apr 30 2016
1.0
Version: 0.6
Crashes whenever you exit without saving and beachballs. Please test your crappy app.
Ptk3
Ptk3
Mar 28 2019
3.0
Mar 28 2019
3.0
Version: null
GervaisdeM
GervaisdeM
Jan 14 2018
4.0
Jan 14 2018
4.0
Version: null
DragonDan
DragonDan
Sep 4 2017
5.0
Sep 4 2017
5.0
Version: null
lvduoyouxiang
lvduoyouxiang
Jul 11 2017
5.0
Jul 11 2017
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
May 15 2017
5.0
May 15 2017
5.0
Version: null
Zx81
Zx81
Jan 3 2017
5.0
Jan 3 2017
5.0
Version: null
Markus-Winter
Markus-Winter
Aug 1 2016
5.0
Aug 1 2016
5.0
Version: null
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Apr 30 2016
1.0
Apr 30 2016
1.0
Version: null
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Feb 21 2016
5.0
Feb 21 2016
5.0
Version: null
skendaro
skendaro
Oct 22 2015
5.0
Oct 22 2015
5.0
Version: null
Arky
Arky
Oct 8 2015
4.5
Oct 8 2015
4.5
Version: null
anonymous-deer-2515
anonymous-deer-2515
Oct 5 2015
4.5
Oct 5 2015
4.5
Version: null
tomatosoup
tomatosoup
May 27 2015
5.0
May 27 2015
5.0
Version: null
Akanico
Akanico
May 12 2015
4.5
May 12 2015
4.5
Version: null