MagicDown is a minimal and beautiful Markdown editor. With access to tons of great features, you can use MagicDown to craft notes, prose, code, or stories. Everything works lightning fast and so smooth, you could call it magic!

The biggest priority at MagicDown is to make sure that you have no distractions. With a simple split view and a minimal sidebar, you aren’t bombarded by all the extra features of a regular text editor, but just a screen and your keyboard. Write to your heart’s content with no interruptions!

Choose the editor to suit your personality. With access to some of the most exquisite and refined color schemes, MagicDown offers you the best viewing experience for all of your writing needs.

MagicDown is perfect for everything from quick notes to code snippets to in-depth essays. Hence, we made speed a huge priority. We have the Markdown syntax highlighted the moment you type a character. With extensive code review, MagicDown offers one of the fastest Markdown editors. Keep writing and instantly look at your work!

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

We’re back with another update!! Also, MagicDown is featured in iCreate Magazine issue. 188! Thanks for all the love, support, and feedback!
• Sidebar for viewing folders and documents!!!
• Custom Fonts!!
• Word Counter!
• Ability to export documents into PDF and HTML!!
UI Changes:
• Refined themes to be more visible and beautiful
• Removed transparent view due to lack of visibility

BUG Fixes:
• Fixed a bug where the theme wouldn’t display itself upon opening the Preferences tab
• Fixed a bug where the sidebar would replace the spaces in the file name with “%20"
• Made the Markdown rendering slightly faster and less jittery so YAY!!

As always, I’m open to suggestions and feedback! Let me know if you’d like anything to be added or revised or even a quick appreciation is always nice!

Ratings and Reviews

emoTwirp ,

Pretty meh app in an oversaturated market

It’s an okay editor. If this was 3 or 4 years ago, it’d be a great markdown editor.

This editor does have an option for transparent background, which I haven’t seen in other editors.

My big gripe is for some reason, a document will start side scrolling, and I can’t get it to stop unless I exit the app. The themes are okay. The dark themes are a lot nicer than the light themes. The light themes are lacking contrast/umph. The text doesn’t pop off the screen and blends into the background.

Big things I’d like in future releases:
- Fix the side scrolling issue
- Margins. In full screen mode, the text goes all across the screen. If preview mode is on, there’s no issue, but with preview hidden, it’s hard to revise what I’m working on.

Great 1.0 release, but a lot to catch up on to compete in the market.

Developer Response ,

Hello emoTwirp!
Thanks for the review! I am listening to all the feedback and definitely have plans to update MagicDown in the coming fall. Thanks for bringing these two bugs to light as I will look into it and try to remove them. Also, I will take a look again at the Light Mode contrast issues. Thanks!

nworbcaz ,

Okay - needs some work.

I’m always a sucker for a simple and easy-on-the-eyes text editor, especially for Markdown. MagicDown is nice but the syntax highlighting leaves something to be desired. In semi-complex documents, some or all syntax highlighting fails to highlight consistently.

I suspect this will get better over time and I’m not sad for having bought it.

Developer Response ,

Hello nworbcaz,
Thank you for the review! I have lots of plans for MagicDown- bugs to fix, themes to check, and of course, lots more features to add! I am currently working on another app but I plan to release a more stable and improved version with the next release of macOS! I hope to make sure that your purchase was not futile! Thank you!


Praveen Kambampati
4.7 MB
macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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