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Markdown Edit


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/17/2017.

Markdown Edit is a Windows desktop CommonMark (a.k.a. Markdown) editor with an emphasis on content and keyboard shortcuts. There is minimal window chrome and most functions are accessed through keyboard shortcuts. There is no main menu, status bar, tabbed windows or other distractions.


  • Display Equation Markup
  • Drag and Drop image uploads
  • Document Formatting. Make your Markdown beautiful
  • Syntax highlighting editor
  • Side-by-side HTML preview
  • Quickly show/hide preview
  • Export to Word and PDF
  • Smart link pasting
  • CommonMark standard Markdown engine
  • GitHub Flavored Markdown
  • User preferences stored in a text file for easy sharing
  • Full screen covers task-bar (optional)
  • Keyboard shortcuts for bold, italic, headers, lists, block quotes, etc.
  • User defined snippets improve the speed and proficiency of writing documents.
  • Modern UI look and feel
  • Not a Windows Store App
  • Synchronized scrolling
  • User settable fonts, colors, themes
  • User defined style sheets
  • As you type spell checking
  • Paste Special replaces Microsoft Word's smart quotes/hyphens/etc. with plain text equivalents
  • Quickly open recent files
  • Quickly change themes
  • Word Count
  • Auto Save
  • Select previous/next header
  • Highlight current line
  • Open Source
  • MIT License

To install Markdown Edit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install markdown-edit

To upgrade Markdown Edit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade markdown-edit


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # Lines to be updated by automatic updater
    $Url = ''
    $Checksum = '67e747bc342fc6b42d6bf6ba043acd6e517f2df8140e0853923e5c0b96b961a4'
    $installArgs = @{
      packageName = 'markdown-edit'
      url = $Url
      fileType = 'msi'
      Checksum = $Checksum
      ChecksumType = 'sha256'
      SilentArgs = '/quiet ALLUSERS=1'
      ValidExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @installArgs
  • update.ps1 Show
    import-module au
    $Release = ''
    function global:au_GetLatest {
       $download_page = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $Release
       $urlstub = $download_page.links |? href -match '\.msi' | select -ExpandProperty href
       $url = "$urlstub"
       $version = ($download_page.links |? href -match '\/tag\/v').href -replace '.*\/tag\/v(.+)','$1'
       return @{ Version = $version; URL = $url }
    function global:au_SearchReplace {
            "tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1" = @{
                "(^[$]url\s*=\s*)('.*')"      = "`$1'$($Latest.URL)'"
                "(^[$]Checksum\s*=\s*)('.*')" = "`$1'$($Latest.Checksum32)'"
    update -ChecksumFor 32

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Software Author(s)

  • Mike Ward


Copyright (c) 2014 Mike Ward


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Markdown Edit 1.31 232 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 approved
Markdown Edit 1.29.1 279 Tuesday, August 9, 2016 approved
Markdown Edit 1.21.0 401 Monday, January 25, 2016 approved
Markdown Edit 1.20.1 79 Sunday, January 24, 2016 approved
Markdown Edit 1.19 118 Monday, January 18, 2016 approved
Markdown Edit 1.17.1 196 Tuesday, December 1, 2015 approved
Markdown Edit 1.17.0 72 Tuesday, December 1, 2015 approved
Markdown Edit 1.16.2 104 Wednesday, November 25, 2015 approved
Markdown Edit 1.16.1 81 Tuesday, November 24, 2015 approved
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