Love Markdown?

Do you love Markdown?

One of many reasons I enjoy using Markdown syntax is that it allows me to be fickle.

fickle |ˈfikəl| adjective
changing frequently, esp. as regards one’s loyalties, interests, or affection: Web patrons are a notoriously fickle lot, bouncing from one site to another on a whim | the weather is forever fickle.

Example: Have you tested more than one Twitter client? I certainly have. One of the neat things about Twitter is that you can be fickle about the client you choose. FWIW, I ended up with Echofon for Mac OS.

Markdown’s must-have companion the Marked app enabled joyous fickleness, perhaps even a little flakiness (well OK considerable flakiness) in my text-editor-of-choice world. If you haven’t already guessed, I have fun testing new stuff. My journey:

BBEdit => TextMate => Sublime Text => Byword

FYI, I’ve also played with

Smultron => Chocolat => MarkMyWords => iA Writer

My choice is Byword and the Marked app.

If you haven’t already tried Byword, you need to give it a shot. It does most, if not all, of the automatic Markdown syntax stuff that made TextMate and Sublime Text fun. When you’re testing Byword be sure to:

  1. select some text
  2. hit command k