Markdown has taken off in a big way, and I use it in everything from publishing posts on websites to documentation in my code to writing fiction. I love the descriptive nature of the formatting, and that all of the files are in plain text! In many cases, however, I like to write in different barebones tools- but I can’t see how it looks when it’s formatted without opening it in some other editor. I like the editors that have the real-time preview, but my favorite ones to write in don’t have that facility.
On the mac, there is a application called Marked. It is a Markdown Previewer. Now, you might think as I did- what is the use in having something that’s not an editor? It just previews? But after you get further into markdown and the various tools out there, it quickly becomes evident that such a tool is invaluable if not essential.
Enter my project for NANY 2015: MarkdownBuddy
The first release slipped in just a bit under the deadline. Download it here. And comment on the project at DonationCoder.
With .NET 4.5 installed, unzip application to location and run.
- Allows you to pick a file to be previewed
- Allows the preview to be refreshed manually
- Specify an opacity of the window
- Allow the changing of the background of the window
- Allow the export of the parsed document
- Allow the user to choose to update the document when it is saved
- Allow the user to specify whether the window should always be on top or not
- Allow the changing of options in the parsing of the document
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