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What is MacDown?

MacDown is an open source Markdown editor for OS X, released under the MIT License. It is heavily influenced by Chen Luo’s Mou.
MacDown is a tool in the Markdown Editors category of a tech stack.
MacDown is an open source tool with 8.3K GitHub stars and 1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to MacDown's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses MacDown?

4 companies reportedly use MacDown in their tech stacks, including Gido, Erasys GmbH, and Scommerce.

28 developers on StackShare have stated that they use MacDown.

MacDown's Features

  • Markdown Rendering
  • Additional Rendering Tools
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion

MacDown Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to MacDown?
When current available Markdown editors are almost all for general writers, Mou is different: It's for web developers. Syntax highlighting, live preview, sync scroll, fullscreen mode, auto save, powerful actions, auto pair, custom themes and CSS, HTML and PDF export, enhanced CJK support.
It gives you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions. Replace them with a real live preview feature to help you concentrate on the content itself.
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
Better Markdown Editor for Mac / Windows / Linux
Markdown parser done right. Fast and easy to extend. Supports the CommonMark spec + syntax extensions + sugar (URL autolinking, typographer).
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MacDown's Followers
34 developers follow MacDown to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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