Marked 2 is a previewer (*not an editor*) for Markdown, MultiMarkdown and other text markup languages. It updates live every time you save your document in your favorite text editor, comes with writing analysis tools, and is powerfully flexible.

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Marked provides document navigation and statistics, proofreading tools, multiple export formats, and much more. Marked comes with 9 preview styles built in (including GitHub), and you can add unlimited custom styles of your own.

MultiMarkdown processing is provided for writers, complete with tables, footnotes, file transcludes, and other MultiMarkdown-specific features.

GitHub users will appreciate Marked's built in GitHub Flavored Markdown processor, capable of handling fenced code blocks, line break preservation and automatic hyperlinking.

Marked is powerful enough to allow custom processors (shell scripts) before and/or instead of the built in processors, allowing custom Markdown processing and use of non-Markdown text processors.

Marked works with Scrivener, Ulysses, MarsEdit, Highland 2, iThoughtsX, MindNode, and other third-party apps, allowing you to use Markdown and see beautiful previews just about anywhere.

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What's New

Version 2.5.26

#### NEW

- Option to process any document as Fountain


- Modify page down behavior (space bar) to work better with CriticMarkup and Find overlays
- Visual updates for Dark Mode (Mojave)

#### FIXED

- Fenced code blocks missing from Markdown export
- Only offer open dialog automatically when closing the quick overview
- Outline mode not detecting structure properly
- Handling of images linked to images with inline syntax
- Overused word hover spelling correction
- Black on Black MathJax advanced config popup
- Custom.css skeleton link in help

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings
40 Ratings

Marked 2 really makes fine tuneing markdown documents easy

I love writing in Emacs using markdown mode. Just write write write, without putting any significant thought in to formatting the doc, since markdown is so simple to do. When it comes time to render the doc and fine-tune the look, Marked 2 is really helpful for this. Its fast. It puts “here’s where the last edit was” markers in the side bar. It provides a pop-up table of contents to make navigating easy. Plus it has dozens of features I haven’t even begun to use yet.

Originally, I purchased this app only because I follow Brett Terpstra’s blog and wanted to give him a little support for all the great information I get from his blog. I guess I shouldn’t be surpried that I actually ended up using the app! Its one of those “it just works” kind of things.

Thanks Brett!


Must have app for anyone who writes in Markdown

Don't have much time at the moment, but wanted to make sure and get my 5 star rating recorded here with the new update.

I thought Marked had everything I needed. Then Marked 2 came and I found out all the even cooler stuff you could do (in fairness, Marked did have all I needed and more because it was the missing piece to get me over the hump of toying with Markdown to it becomeing my primary method of writing).

Brett makes great stuff, and is continually improving it. Marked 2 is no different. If you are thinking about Markdown but aren't sure what the big deal is, get Marked 2 and you'll understand.

For Markdown power users, if it doesn't already have it, I'm sure Brett will add it soon.


If you write in Markdown, you should get Marked 2.

If I’m writing on my Mac, there’s a good chance that Sublime Text and Marked are side by side. It’s lightweight and does exactly what it says on the tin, looking nice all the while, and it’s a much nicer workflow than saving out to html then reloading a webpage. Instead, just hit ⌘+s and Marked refreshes. This is the kind of app that makes me love the Mac.


Brett Terpstra
46.4 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Brett Terpstra 2018


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