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MacDown is an open source Markdown editor for OS X, released under the MIT License.

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  • Epub rendering with Pandoc
    I write a LOT of documentation in Markdown for $DAYJOB. I normally use Marked2 (not free, but I paid for my license 7-8 years ago) or MacDown (free) to preview them, and to export them to PDF. Both of these programs are specific to macOS, but a web search for "markdown editor" turns up a few dozen others, for other platforms. Most of these will have an "export to PDF" function built into them. Source: 8 months ago
  • Good Free Application For Reading `.md` Files On Mac Pro
    MacDown is free, open source and super simple. Has been my go-to Markdown editor for years. Highly recommend. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Is there any beautiful Markdown editor?
    Macdown: And here's a huge list: - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • High probability of conversion issues from PDF to Epub
    So I convert the PDF to Markdown format. Then I use my Markdown editor of choice, Macdown, to clean up the text and then convert the resulting document into the format that I want. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Markdown editor's with a toolbar?
    If you're talking about buttons to help you style your text so you don't have to remember the syntax, then MacDown will have you covered. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Today I Deleted Notion
    Apple Notes or macdown ( or even just vim + grep (maybe fzf also) have been the easiest for me, and they don't require an internet connection. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Markdown Processor
    I'm unaware of a self-hosted web platform fitting that exact use-case, but most "markdown editors" will have an export-to-html option if you prefer GUI tools. You could then host those rendered HTML files with any web server. Source: almost 3 years ago

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