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Markdown Monster

Extensible Markdown Editing and Weblog Publishing

Syntax colored Markdown
Live HTML preview
Inline spell checking
Embed images, links and emoji
Paste Images from Clipboard
Capture & embed screen shots
Print generated HTML ouput
Weblog publishing and editing
HTML to Markdown conversion
Editor and preview themes
Vim and Emacs support
Pandoc rendering & doc conversion
Template expansion with snippets
Extend with .NET snippets & addins
created by:
West Wind Technologies

Better Markdown Editing for Windows

Markdown is everywhere and many of us are using Markdown for all sorts of different purposes. Wouldn't it be nice if you have an editor that can keep up with all of those scenarios?

Markdown Monster is a responsive Markdown editor that lets you edit Markdown with syntax highlighting and super fast text entry. A collapsable synced, live preview lets you preview your output as you type. You can export Markdown to HTML by saving to disk or by exporting text selections of Markdown generated HTML directly to the clipboard. Inline spell-checking and word counts keep your content streamlined, and a handful of optional toolbar and menu options help you to streamline embedding of links, images and code into your Markdown. Our preview can display syntax colored code snippets for most common coding languages, and it can easily be customized with HTML and CSS template to match your own sites and preferences. You can choose from a number of editor and preview themes and you can even use Vim or EMacs type conventions. Other convenience features let you jump to the current folder in Explorer or a Command window, print the current document's HTML output, and more.

Weblog Publishing

Markdown Monster also can publish your Markdown to your Weblog quickly and easily. If your Weblog supports WordPress or MetaWeblog APIs we can publish your documents to your blog with minimal effort. You can also edit and republish, or download existing posts and even convert them from HTML to Markdown.

Extensible via .NET Addins

In addition to building an attractive and highly functional Markdown editor and viewer, we also wanted to make sure the editor is highly extensible, so you can plug in custom features of your own. Markdown Monster's .NET based add-in API makes it easy to build extensions that let you hook into the UI, the editor behavior and the publishing process. We use this same add-in API to build some of Markdown Monster's internal features like the Weblog Publisher and Screen Capture. The sky's the limit. Find out more about creating an addin with .NET.

Easy and fast Markdown editing
Syntax colored Markdown text
Live Preview while you type
Inline spell checking
Gentle toolbar support
Easy image and link embedding
Paste images from Clipboard
Built in screen captures
Import Html into Markdown
Export Markdown to Html
Many editor themes
Customizable preview themes
Weblog publishing and editing
Html Editing with Live Preview
Expandable text templates
Extensible with .NET Add-ins
Get it

You can simply download and install Markdown Monster from our Web site.

Alternately you can also install Markdown Monster using the Chocolatey installer:

c:\> choco install markdownmonster

or use the portable, non-admin installer:

c:\> choco install markdownmonster.portable

  • Windows Vista or newer, 2008 or newer
  • .NET Framework 4.5 or later
  • Internet Explorer 11 or 10