Purchase Markdown Monster
Markdown Monster can be downloaded and evaluated for free, but a reasonably priced license must be purchased for continued use.
We offer individual and organizational licenses to purchase, as well as free licenses to contributors and certain developer organizations. Discounted licenses are available for some International locations for fair global pricing.
For more licensing information, please check out Licensing Information below.
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Markdown Monster Licenses
Markdown Monster Evaluation
try it out, check out features, fully functional.
Markdown Monster Single User
Single User License (valid for multiple machines)
Markdown Monster Upgrade to v3
Upgrade to v3 from any previous version
Markdown Monster 5 User License
5 User License
Markdown Monster 10 User License
10 User License
Markdown Monster 25 User License
25 User License
Markdown Monster Site License
Site license that can be used by any number of users within a single organization.
For more information on order arrangements please visit our order policies page.
Markdown Monster is licensed software. Markdown Monster can be downloaded and evaluated for free, but a reasonably priced license must be purchased for continued use. We also provide access to source code for private customization and contribution for registered users.
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Upgrades from a previous Version
If you purchased a license for Markdown Monster 2.x or 1.x, you can upgrade your license to version 3.x at a discount by using this link:
To qualify, you need to have a previous version license that we can verify. If you ordered under the same name and company there's nothing else to do and we'll match your old order to the new order. If we can't match a previous order, we may ask for an order number or your matching name/company from the previous version order.
Note: Upgrades are manually verified, so they are not immediately fulfilled. Please allow up to 24 hours for confirmation.
Minor version updates are always free (ie.
Simply update to the latest version, and your license is automatically applied for the the update.
Upgrade for free to v3 if you purchased v2 after June 30th, 2022
Our policy is to provide free upgrades if your license was purchased within a year of a new release. So if you purchased v2 after June 30th, 2022 you qualify for a free upgrade to 3.0.
To apply for a free upgrade:
- Make sure your previous v2 order was after June 30th, 2022
- Go to to our store and place an order for an upgrade using your existing account
- There will be no charge
- We'll verify your request
- If valid, we'll confirm your upgrade order
- If there's an issue we'll contact you via your account email address
MVPs, ASP.NET Insiders and Microsoft Employees can get a Free License
Microsoft MVPs, ASP.NET Insiders and Microsoft employees as well as employees of any company offering free tools to the Microsoft MVP program also qualify for a free license. This is our way of giving back to those that have supported us over the years.
Globally Adjusted Discount Pricing
Live in a country where pricing for Markdown Monster is prohibitive? Let us help you get licensed with a discounted license with adjusted international pricing for your location.Apply for discounted License
Markdown Monster License
Markdown Monster comes in several license modes:
- Single User
- Multiple User
- Site/Organization License
Markdown Monster is a licensed product that requires a paid-for license for continued use. The software is licensed © Rick Strahl, West Wind Technologies, 2015-2023.
A fully functional, free evaluation version is available for evaluation use, but continued use requires purchase of a license.Purchase a License
The Evaluation version has all the features and functionality of the registered version, except that it shows occasional evaluation notices. Tampering with or removing of the notices is not allowed with the evaluation license.
You can use the evaluation version with the notices enabled, but if you continue to use Markdown Monster regularly or for commercial use, please register your copy and support further development and maintenance that benefit all via regular feature updates.
For continued use or commercial use of Markdown Monster, a paid-for license is required. The paid-for license removes the evaluation notices.
Each licensed user must have a separate license, but an individual user may use multiple copies of Markdown Monster on multiple machines.
The multi-user licenses work the same as a single user license applied to the number of users specified on the license purchased. An organizational site license is available to allow any number of users running unlimited numbers of Markdown Monster instances within a single commercial, non-profit or government organization.
Any purchased license is valid for the duration of the major release that it was purchased for (ie. 1.00-1.99) and minor version updates within that major version are always free. Upgrade pricing is available for major version upgrades, usually at somewhere near half of full price. It is our policy to allow for free upgrades to the next major version within a year of purchase of an older version.
Due to rampant abuse of the original publicly accessible repository, public source code access is no longer available. Markdown Monster source code is now available on a per request basis in a private GitHub repository and you can request access to the private repository.
Licensing outlined above applies to the source code. We allow for modification of source code only for internal use of Markdown Monster in your organization or for submitting pull requests to the Markdown Monster main repository.
Under no circumstances are you allowed to re-package or re-distribute any part of Markdown Monster outside of your organization.
To request access for the private repository please:
- Provide a GitHub email address
- A brief note what you plan to use access for
- Send the request to
Access to the repository is by our discretion.
Contribute - Get a Free License
Contributors that provide valuable feedback with quality bug reports or enhancement requests, help out with code via Pull Requests, help promote Markdown Monster, or support Markdown Monster in any other significant way are all eligible for a free license.
Warranty Disclaimer: NO WARRANTY!
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