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 2.5.27

Thanks for using Marked! This update includes fixes for outline exporting, in-document search, nifty new status bar icons, and other neat stuff.

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- Multi-column theme page numbers
- Multi-column theme document progress indicator
- High Contrast (inverted) mode CriticMarkup and Search toolbars are now dark
- Status bar icons


- Multi-column theme last column cut off
- Issues with exporting decimal outline mode
- Handling of underscores in inline MathJax equations when using Discount processor
- Search for more than one word breaks
- Handling of * in search string
- Marked include syntax (various issues)
- Crash on raw include (<<{})
- Black on black "Report Issue" window in Mojave Dark Mode
- Custom Processor inaccessible warning dialog
- Crash when open file is renamed on disk

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings
42 Ratings
Mojo Workin ,

great app

I have been using this app for over a year. I spent a lot of time looking at competeing products before choosing this one.

One of the features I really like is it generates a table of contents and a pop up on demand

I wish there was a way to have it generated a table of contents and insert it directly in to the source document

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.

Rick in GA ,

Great app - unless you are using Ulysses - Updated

I’ve changed the rating to 3 stars since it does work well with editors other than Ulysses. The issues with Ulysses still exist and you have to go with external files for it to work. My biggest issue with this is that it isn’t mentioned that Ulysses support is somewhat less than 100% out of the box. The other issue I had was no free trial to evaluate the tool. Although I was assured that they had always offered a free trial, it isn’t offered on the App Store. Apparently a free trial isn’t part of the revenue stream.

So all in all, the product works with the other markdown editors we tried it with and with Ulysses if you don’t mind using external files.

I went ahead and dropped the $14 to get this app (wish they’d hgad a free trial) to see if this was something we might want to use company wide. We are a Ulysses house when it comes to Markdown and Marked 2 said it worked with Ulysses. I does - kinda.

Marked 2 can’t read a Ulysses sheet and will fail if you drag a doc in a sheet to it. Marked 2 only works if your Ulysses docs are in the exxternal folders which breaks them into markdown files. We use the external folders in Ulysses ONLY when absolutely required for collaboration, when they need to be on an external server or were created in another Markdown app. Again, would have been great if they had mentioned that they only partially support Ulysses in the sales pitch but I guess the $14 was the whole point.

I guess if you like Ulysses and the way it works, save your money and just preview periodically. I guess this is why we have 14 day free trials - too bad Brett Terstra doesn’t.

Developer Response ,

I'm happy to let you know that there is and has always been a free trial of Marked 2 at

As detailed in your support request, Marked supports Ulysses to the fullest extent possible. Ulysses does not provide text files on disk that Marked can read, but does provide full previews via their quick export (⌘6) preview.
I'm sorry to see that you've chosen to see this as a shortcoming in Marked.


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


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