a mike-ward.net project

Markdown Edit – the content first editor

Modern UI, Minimal Distractions

MDE is a full-featured Markdown editor for Windows with an emphasis on content and keyboard shortcuts. A real editor, not a watered down text-area or rich-text control

Accurate Syntax Highlighting

MDE uses an Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) to color highlight content. Other editors use regular expressions that don’t correctly interpret the multi-line block nature of Markdown.

Live Preview

Updates as you type. Handles large documents with ease. User defined templates. MathJax support. Accurate scroll synchronization. CommonMark and GitHub Flavored Markdown supported.
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PC & Tech Authority – An excellent Markdown editor which doesn’t get in your way, yet has plenty of functionality available if you need it.

Download Crew – An excellent Markdown editor which doesn’t get in your way

Softpedia – It comes with all the options that you would expect from such an application, but what makes it stand out from the crowd is the minimalistic, stylish-looking interface

Programosy – The best Markdown Editor at the moment


Markdown Edit is available in the following languages:

Don’t see your language? It’s easy to build a new translation. Just edit two files. Contact me for details.

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Special thanks to JetBrains for supporting this project