MacDown
MacDown
0.7.3

4.4

MacDown free download for Mac

MacDown0.7.3

03 January 2020

Open-Source Markdown editor.

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 MacDown

Version 0.7.3:
  • Fixes the preference pane bug

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12 Reviews of MacDown

3
Ptk3
28 March 2019
Version: 0.7.1

Most helpful

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).
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3
Ptk3
28 March 2019
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).
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Thinking-Differently
20 March 2018
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.
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5
Zx81
03 January 2017
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.
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5
Markus-Winter
01 August 2016
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.
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Philosopherdog
30 April 2016
Version: 0.6
Crashes whenever you exit without saving and beachballs. Please test your crappy app.
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Markus-Winter
26 January 2016
Version: 0.5.4
Great app, but what "many new languages"? Comparing the "components" folder using DiffMerge only reveals JSON as a new language addition, and SCHEME has been slightly renamed.
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Just-Annutha-Dewd
03 November 2015
Version: 0.5.2
Image previews are still broken for me in El Capitan despite this supposedly having been fixed in v0.5.2. Am I missing something? I don't have the same problem with Typora.
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5
skendaro
22 October 2015
Version: 0.5.2
Awesome open source markdown editor with plenty of features. Continues to be improved fairly regularly.
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4.5
Arky
08 October 2015
Version: 0.5.2
Been using many markdown editors in past, but always found them either lacking something or being too unstable. Markdown has been simply best markdown editor there exist currently.
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4.5
anonymous-deer-2515
05 October 2015
Version: 0.5.2
About 6 months ago, I installed several MarkDown editors. I've found the open source MacDown to be one I use regularly. So, MacDown is has become my system default editor for .md & .markdown files.
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5
tomatosoup
27 May 2015
Version: 0.4.4.1
Mou has not seen a lot of development recently, so this OpenSource alternative is a highly welcome project. Other devs willing to contribute should visit: https://github.com/uranusjr/macdown
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4.5
Akanico
12 May 2015
Version: 0.4.4.1
Tried many markdown editors (since there's so many of them), really impressed with this one. Open source, packed with many features, lot of stability and even uses Prism to render specific languages as blocks of code in the preview. Openly and heavily inspired by Mou, it is a bit ahead of the latter (at least) until v.1 gets released but Mou won't be free anymore. Surprised there is no review, no rating for this one here. Great job Mr. Tzu-ping Chung, many thanks for this app.
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