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 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 Shakedown

Notice that I wrote Markdown Shakedown, not Markdown Smack-down; this isn’t a Markdown app comparison. 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 … 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

Markdown Mac

Markdown Mac: Have you considered using Markdown on your Mac? Markdown is “a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).” Why Plain Text Proprietary file formats can be a pain. Have you ever received a … Read more

WriteRoom, Dragon Dictate, TextMate = Blogging Nirvana

The last time I used the words Mac, blogging and Nirvana in the same article, I was singing the praises of nvALT. nvALT has tremendous potential, but development has slowed, at least for the moment. There are thousands of ways to author your WordPress blog posts, but I’ve recently created a workflow that’s fun and … Read more

nvALT – Nirvana for Mac Bloggers

Notational Velocity is a Mac OS X application that “stores and retrieves notes.” nvALT is Brett Terpstra’s fork of that open source app. The subhead on Brett Terpstra’s website reads, “I create elegant solutions to complex problems. Curious?” My curiosity was first aroused when Merlin Mann wrote, “Okay. I’m going to need to go ahead … Read more