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Markdown Edit is a promising markdown editor for Windows. It is an Open Source markdown editor, loaded with many interesting features. The most interesting feature of this freeware is, that it can convert HTML to Markdown and convert DOCX to Markdown. This feature also works if you drag and drop files here. As you write or edit a document on the left side of the UI, you can view the live preview on the right in real time.
This markdown editor supports almost all markdown syntax, including CommonMark and GitHub Markdown. It also has a long list of keyboard shortcuts, which you can view by pressing F1 key. When you are done with your document, you can save it in .MD and HTML formats. You can also export the HTML of the document to clipboard. The word count, and spell check are basic options, and prove out to be advantageous. Home Page Download Page
Qute is a multi platform markdown editor for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Along with Markdown, it also supports TeX. It provides a simple and distraction free UI to write documents. Switch between full mode and preview mode to view how your document looks with markdown syntax. You can save your document in TXT format. Go to the Menu>Publish to access the options to Print, Copy source as TXT/HTML, and Export as HTML/LaTex/PDF.
Go to Config menu to be able to change the theme, and font. There are 9 different themes to choose from; all of these themes are simple and distraction free. Home Page Download Page
MdCharm is another good open source markdown editor. This cross platform markdown editor is available for Windows and Linux. This freeware supports Markdown extra and MultiMarkdown. You can preview your markdown document while you write it through the Live Preview option. This feature rich markdown editor provides options like: Custom CSS, Line Numbers, Multiple Tabs, multiple Export options, etc. If you are not sure of the markdown syntax, you can always view the Markdown extra cheat sheet from the Help tool bar.
Export documents as HTML, PDF, or ODT. There are a bunch of keyboard shortcuts available; go to Setting menu to view the shortcuts. Home Page Download Page
MarkPad is an advanced free open source markdown editor for Windows. Despite having a lot of features, it has a simple user interface. Get real time preview of your markdown document while you write it. It offers following features:
- Open document directly from Blog, GitHub, and more.
- Insert Images into Markdown.
- Configure Blog to directly post content there.
- Add/access hyperlink. It lets you browse a hyperlink in its own browser.
Creating a new document lets you begin with a blank page, or a Jekyll page. The Jekyll page lets you add header, title, date, etc. to your document. Save your document as .md, .markdown, .mdown, or . mkd. This markdown editor lets you open multiple documents as well. The markdown syntax list is available in the Help menu. Click on Print to print a document directly from this free markdown editor. Home Page Download Page
DownMarker is a simple open source markdown editor. When you open this freeware markdown editor, the welcome screen displays option to Create a new document, Open existing document, or Open an Example markdown document. You can also see a list of recently opened files on the welcome page. Begin writing your markdown document, and click Ctrl+E to preview your markdown document. Live preview option is not available. There are shortcuts to add markdown syntax for Hyperlink, Bold, Italic, Brackets, etc.
Save your document in TXT or MD formats. You may also print your markdown document directly via this markdown editor software. Home Page Download Page
Markdown Here (Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Thunderbird, and Opera)
Markdown Here is a multi browser add on for Chrome, Chromium, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Email applications like: Thunderbird and Postbox. With the help of this add on you can use markdown syntax to format and stylize your text. If you are composing an email, simply write the content with markdown syntax, and click on the Markdown Here icon. You will get formatted text in the text editor. This markdown tool will work with all web text editors which support formatting. Apart from markdown, it also renders TeX, so you can easily write mathematical formulas with this markdown editor tool. They function almost the same way in all the supported browsers. Home Page Download Page
Minimalist Markdown Editor (Google Chrome Extension)
Minimalist Markdown Editor is a Google Chrome extension to edit markdown documents. This markdown editor extension is simple, and lets you write and edit documents in a separate window. This extension launches as a separate app. This markdown editor operates fully on shortcuts; click on settings to view the list of shortcuts. Change font size, change themes, and write in multiple tabs. Save your documents in .MD format. There are two preview options available on this markdown editor. You can either preview in Markdown formatting, or in HTML format. Copy the HTML document if you want.
This is one of the simplest, and versatile markdown editor for Windows. Home Page Download Page
MarkDown Editor (Firefox Add-On)
MarkDown Editor is a Firefox Add-on to create or edit markdown document. Click on this add-on's icon to open a new tab in Firefox, where a markdown editor opens. This markdown editor lets you open a document on your computer, or open a URL to edit its source. Three different editor layouts are available: No preview, Horizontal preview, and Vertical preview. Once you are done editing a document, you can export it as HTML, or just copy the HTML format of the document. CSS option lets you Apply Default CSS, or Apply External CSS. Documents can be saved only in TXT format. Home Page Download Page