Open source Markdown editor for macOS.
brew install --cask macdown
MacDown is released under the terms of MIT License. You may find the content of the license here, or inside the
You may find full text of licenses about third-party components in the
LICENSEdirectory, or the About MacDown panel in the application.
The following editor themes and CSS files are extracted from Mou, courtesy of Chen Luo:
If you wish to build MacDown yourself, you will need the following components/tools:
Note: Old versions of CocoaPods are not supported. Please use Bundler to execute CocoaPods, or make sure your CocoaPods is later than shown inGemfile.lock.
Note: The Command Line Tools (CLT) should be unnecessary. If you failed to compile without it, please install CLT withxcode-select --install
and report back.
An appropriate SDK should be bundled with Xcode 5 or later versions.
After cloning the repository, run the following commands inside the repository root (directory containing this
git submodule update --init bundle install bundle exec pod install make -C Dependency/peg-markdown-highlight
MacDown.xcworkspacein Xcode. The first command initialises the dependency submodule(s) used in MacDown; the second one installs dependencies managed by CocoaPods.
Refer to the official guides of Git and CocoaPods if you need more instructions. If you run into build issues later on, try running the following commands to update dependencies:
git submodule update bundle exec pod install
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Join our Gitter channel if you have any problems with MacDown. Any suggestions are welcomed, too!
You can also file an issue directly on GitHub if you prefer so. But please, search first to make sure no-one has reported the same issue already before opening one yourself. MacDown does not update in your computer immediately when we make changes, so something you experienced might be known, or even fixed in the development version.
MacDown depends a lot on other open source projects, such as Hoedown for Markdown-to-HTML rendering, Prism for syntax highlighting (in code blocks), and PEG Markdown Highlight for editor highlighting. If you find problems when using those particular features, you can also consider reporting them directly to upstream projects as well as to MacDown’s issue tracker. I will do what I can if you report it here, but sometimes it can be more beneficial to interact with them directly.
If you find MacDown suitable for your needs, please consider giving me a tip through PayPal. Or, if you prefer to buy me a drink personally instead, just send me a tweet when you visit Taipei, Taiwan, where I live. I look forward to meeting you!