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Markdown editors


Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

Terminal window
brew install obsidian


Joplin is an open source note-taking app. Capture your thoughts and securely access them from any device.


Markdown Notes for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. Download from:


A simple and elegant markdown editor, available for Linux, macOS and Windows.

Terminal window
brew install --cask mark-text


I am just found the best (for me) Markdown editor on the planet. Why?

  • it’s freeware and opensource
  • it’s minimalistic and easy to use
  • combine wysiwyg and plaintext editing
  • support folders, front matter, custom styles,
  • allow quick file open ⌘ + ⇧ + O 😍
Terminal window
brew install --cask typora


Byword is a Markdown editor that offers a clean and simple interface. It also includes a range of features such as syntax highlighting, distraction-free mode, and export options

iA Writer

iA Writer is a minimal, distraction-free writing app for Mac, iOS, and Android. It’s the perfect tool for writing long texts, essays, articles, and books.


Paper is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose in Markdown.


Pro notes app designed for local Markdown files. From simple notes and todo lists, to articles and journals, to wikis and second brain — no accounts, no subscription, no vendor lock-in.


Markdown note-taking app supports tags, dark theme, zen mode, multi edit and so on

Terminal window
brew install --cask notable


MacDown is a free and open-source Markdown editor that offers a clean and intuitive interface. It also includes a live preview and syntax highlighting.

Terminal window
brew install --cask macdown


Mobile first Markdown Notes integrated with Git. Can be integrated with other editors.

Visual Studio Code

Terminal window
brew install --cask visual-studio-code


Mak is a universal in-browser notepad with build in Markdown support.