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What's your favorite Markdown editor?

DeChamp on January 24, 2019

The discussion So I've been writing Markdown for years but never thought of using an official editor. I do use the ones that come from... [Read Full]
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Aside from HackMD which was mentioned, another good one is StackEdit. Syncs right up to your Google Drive if you want it to and all your docs can be stored there, in the magical cloud! Straightforward and free, oh and the best part for you, you can customize the keyboard shortcuts so VIM it up~!


After comparing a good amount of markdown editors (requirement: multi-platform) I went with Typora. It's a pretty powerful "What You See Is What You Mean"-editor that offers versions for Windows, Mac and Linux.


I use Boostnote

It's got that vim mode DeChamp loves ๐Ÿ˜


Awww shit! Thanks broski!! Hope youโ€™ve been well.


You keep showing up in my Google feed man, I'm becoming an involuntary stalker ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


I don't use any Markdown editors, but this topic made me curious. I normally used Pandoc to convert my markdown documents, but since I use EMACS, I found Markdown Mode


I love that you are staying in the terminal, well played! Thank you, added to list in post.


Joplin! As someone who uses Evernote for almost everything and is really annoyed by the lack of MD support, I've been using Joplin for technical learning and code snippets.


I tried evernote, but that fact that they didn't even have find/replace drove me nuts!


I use VS Code with the Markdown Preview Enhanced (MPE) plug-in. Solid Markdown editor for Windows. I use it to generate docs from my code for VBA and JavaScript. Been using Notable recently and it looks nice too. Have used StackEdit, but sync with my Google drive just wasn't reliable.


I created an open source online markdown viewer and editor called Marcdown.
It's lightweight, fast and clean. I wrote about it on and got immense support from my fellow devs ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ

GitHub link


Typora is what I use for all my project READMEs and random MD stuff. The UI looks great and it's actually native.

I like it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


I've used IA Writer for my personal blog and like it for standard writing, but it doesn't support coding tutorial formats very well (e.g. code snippets are hard to get formatted right).

Recently I installed a markdown plugin for Sublime Text and like how it works. I use ST as my coding editor, so it integrates well with all the keybindings I already know. It's missing some features, but overall seems to be worth the switch.


Nice, I'll look at that one. I love sublime but for coding I stick to the jetbrain products, I've tried to move away from them just for the sake of giving it a try, I just can't. They are to much of an amazing product to give up.


My favorite ones, in order, are: MWeb, The Archive, and Quiver. I typically start in The Archive, and print/spell check/grammar check from Mweb. Quiver I use for code snippets using my Alfred workflow to paste them.


I will second Quiver, I've been using it for years. One of my favorite features is that you can switch between WYSIWYG and Markdown modes, and how you can include multiple "blocks" within a single document.


I would recommend you HackMD. It's pretty up to date, small and everything one like myselfe needs. So give it a try.

Cheers, Labi


Awesome. It looks like there is community built around it as well? Do you take advantage of that?


I am not someone who writes amazing markdowns nor lot of READMEs. So,I just like vscode with the inbuild preview feature, seeing the live output on my right


I have played with more than a few, full disclosure they are mostly Mac based. The one I always return to us Ulysses for Mac and iOS.

I find the simplicity of navigation and clean UI a great way for me to work with quick notes through to full articles and documentation.

My second choice is SublimeText 3 just because it always seems super fast at everything :)


I use the Bear app on iOS and it has a lot of features, like linking between notes and a powerful tag system.


I just started using Remarkable, and overall, I'd say it's pretty good. Fast, nice theming, live preview, basic syntax highlighting...

My only gripe so far is the lack of any find or replace command, which makes some final checking awkward.


For those who want to use a markdown vim cli interface to Evernote, check out


I also use MacDown for writing MarkDown. It's very simple, easy to use and I love the design also. Very minimal and it does its job really damn well.


I usually just stick to VSCode. Both when editing something inside a repo and if I just want some good formatting preview for comments/posts somewhere, since I likely have it open or at least within a click.
Sometimes I install Markdown All in One or Markdown Preview Enhanced.
Sometimes I don't.


I tried a few markdown editors, but eventually wound up using the nice markdown preview plugin for my regular IDE, Geany. its not the fanciest, but it works well for me, since I'm so used to using Geany for editing things.

It shows a live preview in either the sidebar or message area, and combined with the full suite of features of an IDE, lets me work fairly quickly, and manage the projects code & documentation in one program.


Thanks for compiling the list from comments. I use Boostnote.


Try zettlr. It's new, open source and great to use.


Vim or anything vim like. Currently I use emacs with the evil mode (basically vi(m) in emacs) which is awesome. Currently I use pandoc to convert markdown do presentations or pdf. Really nice tool.


Well then checkout boostnote and turn on vim via settings. I'm loving it so far.


its a general editor, not specific to Markdown, but I use kate for everything


Boostnote is pretty awesome and it supports VIM, also its available for Linux. Pair it with Dropbox and the only thing I can ask more is an Android app ๐Ÿ˜Š


I have been using Notion a little bit, and it exports to markdown


For me, I'm using Contentful as a markdown editor based upon embedly which also acts as CMS as well for my blog which I find that it's really cool.


I personally love Typora. It's simple, it's beautiful, and it has live preview.


For me, I use Contentful editor to write and store my blog posts which is based from


Yu Writer, cross platform Markdown text editor with typing history and vim/emacs key binding support.


Hi! Recently I discovered an editor named Left. It has something that remembers me of vim or an editor like it


It is less a Markdown editor than a note-taking app using Markdown, but I like Notableโ€™s simplicity and easy switch between reading and editing.


Thanks for your sharing.
I want to practice MD for writing.

Try and give my opinion soon.

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