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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
Save as Html and Pdf
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 Markdown editor and viewer that lets you edit Markdown with syntax highlighting and fast text entry. A collapsible, synced, live preview lets you see your output as you type. You can easily embed images, links, emojis and code as text or by using our gentle UI helpers that simplify many operations. You can also paste and drag images directly into the editor. Inline spell-checking and word counts keep your content streamlined unobtrusively.

You can export Markdown to HTML by saving to disk or by exporting text selections of Markdown generated HTML directly to the clipboard. The HTML 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. Both the editor and preview can be customized with themes that are extensible with Web technologies. Other convenience features let you browse for and select files using the built-in folder browser, jump to the current folder in Explorer or the Terminal, print the current document's HTML output, and more.

Weblog Publishing

Markdown Monster can also publish your Markdown directly to your Weblog. If your Weblog supports WordPress, MetaWeblog or Medium APIs you can publish your documents with one click. You can also edit and republish, or download existing posts and even convert existing posts from HTML to Markdown.

Extensible via .NET Addins

In addition to building an attractive and highly functional Markdown editor, we also wanted to make sure the editor is highly extensible, so you can plug in custom features of your own. Markdown Monster includes an easy addin model that makes it easy to build extensions that let you hook into the UI, the editor behavior and the publishing process. We also provide some useful .NET Scripting and Text Templating addins that let you automate many tasks without creating a full addin. We use this same add-in API to build some of Markdown Monster's internal features so 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
Integrated Folder Browser
Expandable text templates
Swappable Markdown Parsers (Markdig,Pandoc)
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 4.6 or later (check or download)
  • Internet Explorer 11 or 10