The Perfect Markdown App

Have you invested valuable time testing markdown editors? Of course you have, web authors are predisposed to an endemic syndrome, we’re always looking for the perfect markdown app. My markdown writing finalists are: BBEdit Bear Byword Focused Highland 2 MultiMarkdown Composer 4 Texts Typemetal (not really a markdown app) Ulysses and my favourite helper apps … Read more

Ulysses III App and Marked App

Overview Ulysses III app and Marked app are a beguiling, best-in-class combination. Ulysses III has quickly become my OS X markdown editor of choice, but, it's new and, unsurprisingly, has not been problem free. Marked app is the best markdown previewer. It feels like both applications were custom engineered just for me; they weren't, of … Read more

Adventures With Mac Markdown

Adventures with Mac Markdown: So many applications, round and round in circles I go… Warning: Comparing Markdown app features has been known to boggle the brain. My Mac OS Markdown adventure began gently with the MultiMarkdown bundle for TextMate and the Made of Code theme. Life was good. My dizziness (round and round in circles … Read more

MultiMarkdown Composer

MultiMarkdown Composer is now available in the Mac App Store. When I wrote Markdown Shakedown, I suggested that the arrival of MultiMarkdown Composer would herald the beginning of a shift away from the Markdown standard toward a new MultiMarkdown era and that many people would choose Composer rather than purchase a full-featured text editor, like … Read more

Markdown: Why Byword App?

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of John Gruber’s Markdown. Byword is, “Markdown… with as little friction as possible.” In my quest to discover my ideal Markdown composer I’ve purchased: BBEdit Byword iA Writer MarkdownNote Mou MultiMarkdown Composer (added to list 20111022) TextMate and I’ve also had a look at: Macchiato MarkMyWords and … Read more

Markdown Shakedown Counterpoint

When I was writing ‘Markdown Shakedown‘ I kept thinking, "Will the added complexity of MultiMarkdown discourage a lot of people?" From my vantage: MultiMarkdown is for people who write for both the web and for print. Markdown is for folks who write primarily for the Internet. If your goals are to blog and to avoid … Read more

Markdown Apps

Recently, new Mac OS X Markdown apps arrive weekly, if not more often. Today’s most notable arrival is called Mou, the missing Markdown editor for web developers. Mou’s author lives in China, so I’m guessing that Mou isn’t short for Memorandum of Understanding. Perhaps Chen Luo @chenluois, the author, or someone else, will let me … Read more