An elegant and easy to use editor with simplicity for the Markdown markup language.

Markdown Life is able to use full power of your new Mac and brings you unprecedented performance. Works like spell-checking, word-counting and HTML rendering are all performed in background to make sure the experience as smooth as possible.

Hot features:

* Two columns: the text and the live HTML preview.
* Syntax highlight.
* 8 stylish themes.
* 10 wonderful HTML templates.
* Table-of-Contents with live switching and tracking.
* Code-assist that simplifies your tagging work.
* Word/character/byte counter.
* Auto-completion.
* Line number display with highlight on current line.
* Show invisible characters (tabs/newlines/spaces).
* Large document support.
* Auto-sync the live preview with the position of cursor.
* Export to HTML pages.
* Export to PDF documents.
* Export to pictures.
* Lightning fast renderer.
* Full-screen mode.
* Support of writing in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
* Colorful printing support.
* Scientific calculator.
* Full accessibility support.
* Versions support.

If you have any questions, suggestions or bug reports (e.g., syntax inconsistence) or just want to complain, tweet me @markdownlife.

What’s New

Version 1.5.1

Version 1.5.1:
+ Improved code blocks support.

Version 1.5.0:

+ New: Big update #1: no longer suffer from the lag when you type characters.

In version 1.5.0, the HTML rendering engine was hand-optimized by latest techniques which brought almost 300% speed boost. Almost all time-consuming functions have been replaced with fine-tuned and parallel implementations. All Macs, even 5-year-old ones, would be greatly benefited from these works to let you feel what is called "blazingly fast".

+ New: Big update #2: table of contents via the dropdown menu.
+ New: fenced code blocks support.
+ New: tables support.
* Fixed: several issues on OS X Yosemite.
* Fixed: immune of some possible attacks from malformed Markdown source.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

visforvendettawisforwinners ,

My favorite, but...

I’m not a professional writer, but I do write some documentation and other things for various projects. I love the live preview that you get while working on a document. It’s a big feature missing from a lot of the other, big name markdown editors. But I really wish it supported MultiMarkdown a bit better: the table support is very specific vs. the more freeform method.

tehnoir ,

Pretty good

Seems like a nice app, but one thing is driving me nuts. Every time I begin to edit in the left-pane, the right-pane scrolls to the bottom of the document. Can't figure out why, but it makes the live preview nearly worthless. Even if I disable the Live Preview sync it does it.

The github templates also don't seem to quite match how content actually displays on github. Seems to need a little tweaking to get it right.

Other than that, seems like a nice tool, especially for free. Hopefully some minor adjustments can fix my problems.

flydood ,

Good idea, but bad implementation and inconsistent syntax

Syntax is inconsistent with spaces and line breaks with headers and lists. Don't believe what you see on the right, for when you paste the output it may not look right with your flavor of Markdown. But at least it's a good starting point. The Help Menu examples would be better if they output the example in your document --> They are currently just floaty menu items that don't serve a purpose.

No support from the developer, their page is static so I was unable to report these problems directly to them.

Also, if you're going to give credit for Markdown (not MarkDown), at least spell John Gruber's name correctly.


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