Markdown in MarsEdit

Here’s a simple tip for using MarsEdit with By default, formatting options in MarsEdit such as Bold and Italic map to HTML tags: <strong> and <em>. You can customize them to use Markdown instead.

Click on Format → Customize to bring up MarsEdit’s Formatting Macros window. Delete the existing Bold and Italic commands and click the “+” button to create a new one. For Bold, add “**” for the opening and closing markup and set the keyboard shortcut ⌘B. For Italic, use “_” and ⌘I.

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Not everything in Markdown can be added to MarsEdit this way, but it’s nice to have a couple of the basics. You can also set the Preview Text Filter in the preferences window to Markdown.

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Manton Reece @manton