MarkMyWords 4+

Comprehensive Markup-Editor

Xelaton Software

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $14.99



MarkMyWords is a comprehensive writing environment for everyone who creates texts with markup formatting.
Supported: Markdown + Extra, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, BBCode, HTML

# Overview of MarkMyWords' features:
## Markup
- support of different markup languages ​​and CriticMarkup
- live preview of the formatted article or preview of the HTML-code
- easy insertion of markup via shortcuts and function-bar
- selection of various inbuilt CSS styles and option to use own CSS styles for preview

## Editor
- comprehensive set of options to adapt the text editor to your needs
- syntax highlighting of markup code
- extensive collection of keyboard shortcuts to execute text manipulation
- Textclips feature for inserting pre-made text elements quickly
- automatic closing of brackets and quotation marks

## Application
- a flexible "distraction-free mode"
- export documents (RTF, RTFD, HTML, DOC, ODT, PDF, Textbundle, Textpack)
- import of CSV tables as formatted table
- quick saving of documents to predefined locations
- sidebar with helpful tools
- customizable user interface

# Open file-format
MarkMyWords DOES NOT use databases or proprietary file formats for saving documents. All documents created with MarkMyWords are saved as plain text files by default and are therefore application- and platform-independent. MarkMyWords also offers an option to store documents in the open Textbundle-format.

# Advanced text editor features
The text editor offers many useful features to simplify the writing of texts. In addition to the automatic closing of brackets and quotes, the editor also provides an automatic list generation. Moreover, an automated table creation is available for MultiMarkdown and Markdown Extra. In addition, a rich set of keyboard shortcuts for the most common formatting and actions for moving/copying text within documents are available.

# Options to adjust look'n feel of the editor
MarkMyWords also provides many options to offer a comfortable working environment by setting many aspects of the editor to your personal preferences. Next to settings for font-color, -style and -size, there are also options for spacing of lines, paragraphs, etc. and the option to display line numbering next to the editor.

# Live preview
The live preview shows your texts in the formatted state. When displaying you can either use one of the inbuilt CSS-Styles or use your own CSS-Styles. It is also possible to display CriticMarkup formatting.

# Textclips
By using Textclips, MarkMyWords helps you to write articles with repetitive text structures even faster. Textclips can be created by yourself and inserted into a document at any time. In addition, keywords can be defined for Textclips which, together with the tab key, can insert the desired Textclip into your text automatically.

# Sidebar
The sidebar offers extensive tools that can assist you in your writing tasks. The sidebar offers:
* quick access to your documents
* access to your Textclips collection
* overview of all headlines in your document
* access to the attachments of the current document
* extensive information about the document

# Distraction-free mode
The distraction-free mode hides all elements and thus directs full concentration on the actual text. As with the normal editor, several options for customization are available for the distraction-free mode.

### Questions?
For more information about MarkMyWords, visit There you can also send me a message in case of problems or questions via the contact form!

What’s New

Version 2.9.0

# Note:
MarkMyWords requires at least macOS 10.13 or newer as of this version

# New:
- Javascript extensions: Extensions can now also be written in Javascript to extend the functionality of MarkMyWords. Details on extensions for MarkMyWords can be found in the MarkMyWords help section under "Extensions". In addition to developer documentation, you will also find various tips for setting up extensions.
- Tab Action Convert numbers into words. Write a number, e.g. 111 and press the Tab key to convert the number to "one hundred eleven".
- Services menu item: This function can be used to send selected text from any application to MarkMyWords, which opens the selected text in a new document. More details and helpful tips on how to use this function can be found in the MarkMyWords Help under "Service-Feature".
- New function for Check Text-Feature: Learn errors. Errors can now be saved so that they are automatically corrected during future text checks.

# Improvements:
- Improved behavior of the marker selection function
- Minor adjustments and improvements when importing documents to achieve a better import result
- Improvements when setting up your own PHP interpreter
- PHP extensions can now also be used when the internal markup interpreter is used for text conversion
- Various internal modernizations

# Bug fixes:
- fixes a bug that caused MarkMyWords to crash when closing documents with a color label set
- fixes a bug in the display of the text editor that led to unwanted effects at the bottom of the text field in newer versions of macOS

# Changes:
- the keyboard shortcuts for Marker selection had to be changed, as the previous ones are occupied by the system in newer macOS versions
- Extension system: in newer versions of macOS (12 or higher), the Python language is no longer available for selection. For the Perl and Ruby languages a corresponding installation must be available on the system

# Markup parser:
## Smark bug fixes:
- fixes a bug in the transformation of span, div, para and code tags with additional attributes if these markers are followed by a line break
- fixes a bug in the conversion of lists that contain sublists

## MultiMarkdown bug fixes:
- when converting the {{TOC}} markup, incorrect compilations occurred under certain circumstances

## Markdown, MarkdownExtra, MultiMarkdown bug fixes:
- fixes a bug in the handling of code blocks where markup was converted within the code block

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

SciFiFanGA ,

This developer “gets it”!

Open standards. Open formats. Keep It Simple Sam. I have every one of this developers’ products and couldn’t be happier.

I sync all my notes on my Synology DiskStation. I don’t use “the cloud”. Everything works flawlessly. Plus, I have the peace of mind knowing that all my data is in an easy to migrate format (markdown usually) and not housed in some proprietary database “locking me in” to a specific Company or software package.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! (Danke schön!)

mundie101010 ,

Solid, clean, powerful

For me, MarkMyWord has a wide range of features in a classic, comfortable interface. I agree with SciFiFanGA: “Open standards. Open formats. Keep It Simple Sam”. The ease of customization of the output is particularly welcome.

joshuapekera ,

Useful but needs work

This is a decent tool that have some potential. The php textile parser is a little laggy at times. I would say the UI needs a LOT of work and the icon is horrific. Not to mention the name…just bad…sorry just being honest. It would not hurt the developer of this app to try out iA Writer to get some ideas. The features however get the job done. A good companion if you do a lot of work in basecamp with writeboads. This is the only tool I have found thus far for creating templates written using the textile syntax.

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