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Top 5 VSCode Extensions for Markdown

Nic
Programming for 16 years. Write stuff about programming and writing on coderscat.com. Programming languages, security, algorithms.
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I moved from Emacs to VSCode for almost one year. Most of the time, I’m editing Markdown.

Let me share these 5 extensions which are useful for boosting your productivity on Markdown.

Markdown All in One

Markdown All in One is a must one for editing Markdown. It contains Markdown preview,

keyboard shortcuts, auto preview, etc.

The shortcuts will make editing Markdown much easy:

file:tab

The completion also contains pathfinding.

file:vscode-markdown

We can print Markdown to HTML with the command: Markdown: Print current document to HTML.

Furthermore, it comes with a beautiful Math support:

img:vscode-math

Dictionary Completion

Dictionary Completion is another extension to help you input English words quicker. Because I’m not a native English speaker, this also helps me to write words correctly:

img:vscode-dict

Markdown does not support quick suggestions in default, we need to add the below snippet to make hints appear when type in a Markdown file:

"[markdown]": { 
    "editor.quickSuggestions": true
}
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Paste Image

I’d love to insert more screenshots to my Markdown files. Paste Image helps you save your images from xclip. This extension supports Mac/Windows/Linux.

img:markdown-paste-img

PlantUML

PlantUML is an awesome extension if you need to draw diagrams.

In PlantUML, diagrams are defined using a simple and intuitive language. When you editing the source files of the diagrams, you can also preview the result:

img:markdown-plantuml

PlantUML supports all kinds of diagrams used by developers, such as sequence diagrams, object and class diagrams, etc.

Markdown Emoji

We need more smiles!

Markdown Emoji does one simple thing: add some Emoji faces in your document.

img:emoji

But I found a defect for this extension, my Hexo rendered result does not show Emoji correct in HTML. There is another similar extension Emoji solves this issue. And you can even add Emoji in code:

img:markdown-emoji

That all, happy editing Markdown!

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