Shakedown – a radical change or restructuring…
I’m suggesting that we’re about to witness a very significant shift in the plain text creation world:
- MultiMarkdown, rather than Markdown, usage will become the norm
- many people will purchase a MultiMarkdown editor rather than a standard text editor (Sublime Text, TextMate and BBEdit).
Q: What’s going to cause this shift?
A better question is…
Q: Who is about to change the Markdown world?
A: Fletcher Penney
I don’t know Fletcher, but I do know that he has been sweating MultiMarkdown details for a long time and that he is now nearly ready to release his first Mac OS app MultiMarkdown Composer. As Fletcher writes:
Finally… A Text Editor That Speaks MultiMarkdown!
MultiMarkdown Composer is a text editor for Mac OS X that is designed from the ground up around the MultiMarkdown Syntax. It is designed to make writing in MultiMarkdown even easier than it already is, with automatic syntax highlighting, built in previews, easy export to any format that is supported by MultiMarkdown, and more!
By using an editor built around MultiMarkdown, you can focus on the actual writing, rather than worrying about formatting and styles. Let the computer deal with that when you’re ready to export your document to another format.
Many people enjoy creating and manipulating text, but haven’t a clue about things like scopes and writing code. The reality is that most people never come close to utilizing the powerful features built into Sublime Text, TextMate and BBEdit.
I’m anticipating there will be a bunch of clever people who will jump on the MMD Composer bandwagon.