The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers defines the term feature in IEEE 829 as “A distinguishing characteristic of a software item (e.g., performance, portability, or functionality).”

  • Open .html and .docx (Microsoft Word) files. They’re converted to Markdown auto-magically.

  • Drag & drop to open files (yep, the conversion thing works for drag & drop).

  • Upload images to Imgur using drag & drop. Video Examples

  • Keyboard snippets. Capture those frequently entered items into quick keyboard shortcuts.

  • Make your Markdown beautiful. Alt+F will reformat your Markdown and wrap it to 80 columns.

    “A Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it’s been marked up with tags or formatting instructions”
    John Gruber - Creator of Markdown

  • A real editor, not a watered down text-area or rich-text control (Thank you Avalon Edit)

  • Loads fast

  • Accurate syntax highlighting. MDE uses an Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) to decide how to color highlight a document. Other editors use regular expressions that don’t correctly interpret the multi-line block nature of Markdown.

  • Live preview and user defined templates

  • User settable fonts, colors, themes

  • Word count, auto save, find and replace (including regular expressions)

  • As you type spell checking

  • Quickly open recent files

  • Remember last cursor position when opening file (optional)

  • Quickly navigate to the next or previous header (Ctrl+J Ctrl+U)

  • CommonMark and GitHub Markdown

  • Modern UI with minimal distractions

  • Open Source

  • MIT License