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
  • Presentation mode support
  • Distraction-free mode support

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 PNG image compression

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
  • Many Editor customization options

Output and Selections

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

Theme Support

  • Dark and Light application themes
  • Separate Application, Editor and Preview Themes
  • Support for many editor themes
  • Customizable HTML preview themes
  • Use HTML and CSS to customize Preview and Editor Themes
  • Customizable preview HTML syntax coloring themes

File Operations

  • Editor remembers open documents by default (optional)
  • Auto-Save and Auto-Backup support
  • Integrated file and folder browser
  • Save files with encryption
  • Drag and drop documents from Explorer and Folder Browser
  • Drag and drop to move files in Folder Browser
  • Open Command Window or Explorer for active document

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
  • Undo Changes
  • Add Ignored Files
  • Clone Repository
  • Open in Git Client

Weblog Publisher

  • Create or edit Weblog posts using Markdown
  • Publish your Markdown directly to your blog
  • Re-publish post at any time
  • Post data stored as YAML metadata in Markdown
  • Send custom meta data with posts
  • Supports MetaWebLog, Wordpress and Medium (limited)
  • 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 folder
  • mm reset - reset all Markdown Monster settings
  • mm uninstall - remove all non-local system settings

© West Wind Technologies, 2019 • Updated: 05/13/18
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