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 2.5.23

This is a nice, big update, be sure to update/leave a review!

## NEW

- Keyboard shortcut x,c will clear the currently-focused bookmark
- Option to syntax highlight only fenced code blocks with a language specified
- URL Handler can add new Custom Styles directly from files


- Provide suggestions for Use Alternate errors when highlighting (with default Plain English Campaign word list items only)
- Overall efficiency
- Updated "Avoid" and "Use Alternate" default word lists (Keyword Highlighting and Proofing)
- Bookmarks and collapsible sections play nice together
- Outline mode styling fixed and max depth increased
- Handle Highland-specific text directives
- Allow Highland files to be Markdown instead of Fountain


- Collapsing sections causes display errors with highlighted code blocks
- Cmd-D and backtick will now both set a new bookmark at the first available position
- MindNode 5 integration handles both single file and package formats
- First H1 cut off when exporting Amblin
- Edit marker moved right when spellcheck displays error for element
- IA Block syntax renders inside fenced code blocks
- Black text on black background in Additional CSS and Advanced Mathjax Config popups
- MindNode not updating with "single file" format
- Fenced code breaking in included files
- Full-screen TOC (sidebar) overlapping in Manuscript style

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings
39 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!

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.

Essential for anyone who works in plain text

Doug Toft

Marked is a pure joy to work with — rock solid dependable and feature-rich. It works perfectly with iA Writer, my text editor of choice. And thanks to Brett for not moving to a subscription model.


Brett Terpstra
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