This section highlights many of Markdown Monster's features and several common usage scenarios.

High Level Features

Markdown Monster provides many useful features both for direct markdown editing and for support functionality:

Markdown Editor

  • Syntax highlighted Markdown editing
  • Live and synced HTML preview
  • Gentle, optional toolbar support for Markdown newbies
  • Inline spell checking
  • Line and Word counts
  • Synced Document Outline
  • Distraction free mode


  • Scroll synced preview window
  • Optional external previewer for multi-screen
  • External Browser preview
  • Presentation mode support
  • Distraction-free mode support
  • Document Navigation from embedded Markdown Links

Image Features

  • Paste images from Clipboard
  • Smartly select and embed images from disk or URL
  • Drag images from Folder Browser
  • Drag images from Explorer
  • Edit images in your image editor of choice
  • Built-in screen capture
  • Automatic image compression on pasted images

Editing Features

  • Easy link embedding from clipboard or disk
  • Embed code snippets and see highlighted syntax coloring
  • Two-way table editor for interactively creating and editing tables
  • Text Snippet Expansion with C# Code via Snippets Addin
  • Embed Emojii
  • Smart, unobtrusive toolbar and shortcut key helpers
  • Snippet expansion from text templates
  • Many Editor customization options

Output and Selections

  • Save rendered output to raw or packaged HTML
  • Save rendered output to PDF
  • Copy Markdown selection as HTML
  • Paste HTML text as Markdown
  • Open rendered output in your favorite Web browser
  • Print rendered output to the printer or PDF driver
  • Generate and embed document Table of Contents

Theme Support

  • Dark and Light application themes
  • Customizable Editor Themes
  • Customizable Preview Themes
  • Customizable output syntax coloring themes
  • Use HTML and CSS to customize Preview and Editor Themes

File Operations

  • Editor remembers open documents by default (optional)
  • Auto-Save and Auto-Backup support
  • Many file common file operations on each file
    • Show in viewers
    • Edit in appropriate editors
    • Commit to Git
    • Compress images
  • Save files with encryption
  • Drag and drop documents from Explorer and Folder Browser
  • Open a Terminal, Explorer or Git Client

Organization and File Access

  • Integrated File and Folder browser
  • Group files into Projects
  • Add files and folders into Favorites
  • Drag and Drop files everywhere

Git Integration

  • Show Git Status in Folder Browser
  • Commit and push Dialog
  • Commit and push active file, folder browser file
  • Commit and push all pending changes
  • Compare changes in configured Git Diff client
  • Undo Changes
  • Add Ignored Files
  • Clone Repository
  • Open in Git Client

Weblog Publishing

  • Create or edit Weblog posts using Markdown
  • Publish your Markdown directly to your blog
  • Re-publish posts at any time
  • Post data stored as YAML metadata in Markdown
  • Send custom meta data with posts
  • Supports MetaWebLog, Wordpress and Medium (limited)
  • Supports document based blogs (Jekyll, Hugo, Wyam, Ghost etc.)
  • Download and edit existing posts
  • Very fast publish and download process
  • Support for multiple blogs
  • Dropbox and OneDrive shared post storage

Non Markdown Features

  • HTML file editing with live preview
  • Many other file formats can also be edited:
    JSON, XML, CSS, JavaScript, Typescript, FoxPro, CSharp and more
  • Optional shared configuration on Cloud drives
  • High DPI Monitor Aware

Command Line features

  • Use mm or markdown to launch Markdown Monster
  • Markdown Monster path added to user path
  • mm readme.md - open single file
  • mm readme.md changelog.md - open multiple files
  • mm . - open folder browser in current folder
  • mm reset - reset all Markdown Monster settings
  • mm uninstall - remove all non-local system settings


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