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 2.5.32

Lots of fixes, improvements, and special treats for Bear users!

## NEW

- Handle tags when previewing a Bear note, adding styling and avoiding turning into an h1
- Bear tags can be hidden by turning off Proofing->Show Comments in the gear menu
- Option to use first H1 as print title
- Set page offset for page numbering when printing/exporting PDF
- Option to use KaTeX instead of MathJax


- Proper support for embedded images in Bear notes
- Use Bear note title as window title, print header %title, and save document title
- New configuration options reported automatically by the issue reporter
- %filename and %basename variables for use in PDF/print headers and footers
- New type scale for Swiss style
- Visually differentiate Scrivener comments and inline annotations


- Due to bugs in the version of Webkit in Marked, fixed elements on the screen are being pared back. The TOC flickers enough on its own right now. So the document progress indicator option has been removed.
- Crash when custom processor returned an error (esp. Pandoc)
- Problem displaying images in a Scrivener document using Markdown syntax and relative path
- Rendering breaking on some Scrivener inline annotations
- MathJax handling when using Discount
- Question marks in folder names cause path truncation
- Disable syntax highlighting when "Poetry mode" is enabled

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings
46 Ratings
john0720 ,

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!

Aviris ,

Would never have adopted Markdown without this app

I dabbled in Markdown for years. the idea of having my writing in plain text files really appealed to me. However, I just never had the drive to really adopt it.

I most often use Sublime Text 3 to write my documents, and a small build tool allows me to see the format of my document in Marked 2 immediately. I love that I can add my own styles, which allows me to export documents to my work sites with the "correct" look, or as web pages, etc. etc.

I could go on and on, but will just say that if you use Markdown, or are interested in using it, buy this app.

troutbum61 ,

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
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