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Versatil Markdown

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A hypernotebook built around Markdown/CommonMark, with 1Password integration, HTML/CSS support, syntax highlighting, frictionless keyboard flow, smart drag-n-drop insertion, multiple themes, document aliasing, and more.

Taking notes, writing blog articles, managing all the technical details of your websites and projects -- these are just some of the things Versatil Markdown can be used for.

### Display First

A principal feature is its "Display First" philosophy, meaning if you're not editing the text, then it's being displayed rendered, making it easy to read and reference. Although Markdown itself is designed to be simple to read as plaintext, we believe that you shouldn't need to read the source text unless you're editing it.

And check out what happens when you click on a section or folder...the top level documents are instantly previewed!

### Markdown Syntax

Whether you're keeping track of the technical details of all the websites you manage or storing thoughts on various projects, you can write it in the familiar Markdown syntax. Built on the emerging CommonMark specification and enhanced with GitHub Flavored Markdown, you get all the normal Markdown goodness, plus task lists and tables

### HTML/CSS Supported

Embedded HTML and CSS is also supported. So if you want to add special sections or formatting, go right ahead.

For the true power user, you can utilize the embedded Bootstrap 3 framework. Although your source might not render correctly in other Markdown editors (without the proper support), the power is there if you wish to take advantage of it.

### 1Password

If you use 1Password to store your logins to various websites, you can easily create a link to one of these sites. Simply drag/drop an item from 1Password into the editor window and it will insert a link.

This not only allows you to quickly login to the site with 1Password, but can also open 1Password to show that specific item. This is useful for non-Login items, such as Software Licenses or Servers.

### Syntax Highlighting

Embedded source code can be syntax highlighted with the language of your choice.

### Smart Drag/Drop

Drag a link or an image from your browser into your text, and have it inserted as a proper link or image, including the title for the link.

### Notes in the Cloud

Choose where you want to keep your valuable notes stored -- locally on your computer, or in cloud storage such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or even iCloud Drive.

### Frictionless Keyboard Flow

We've tried to make navigation intuitive and simple using the keyboard.

### Document Aliasing

Versatil organizes your notes as documents inside sections and, optionally, folders. But sometimes information belongs in more than one place. For example, you might use the same webhosting service for 4 different websites.

For this type of situation, we allow you to create aliases to virtually place a note in any section/folder where it needs to be. You can edit the note from any of its aliases. You can also jump back to the note and see where all of its aliases live.

### Dark Appearance and Multiple Editor Themes

Normal, Solarized Dark, and Solarized Light editor themes are selectable from the Preferences.

And if you prefer working with a dark appearance, you can select that from the Preferences as well.

### Spark File

An easy way to chronicle and capture thoughts or ideas through the creation of "sparks". Each spark is stamped with a date and time and kept in chronological order, so you can quickly browse through them. Simply hit a key and your work is saved, and you're transported to a new entry.

### Stored as Text

Your data is stored as plain text, so you're not locked into a difficult to access format.

### Much more coming

We're hard at work adding additional features and refining the overall experience. If you have any problems or would like to give feedback, contact us directly at

What's New in Version 1.5

- Smartly insert "", '', ``, (), [], and {}
- Typing ``` at the beginning of a line will now auto-expand into a code block
- Significantly increased speed of the editor's syntax highlighting for medium and large files
- Fixed possible crash in syntax highlighter when creating tables
- Conform to latest version of CommonMark Specification
- Reduced size of application

Work on Version 2 of Versatil Markdown has started. Feel free to send any requests or feedback to, or signup for the newsletter on

If you like Versatil Markdown, please consider leaving us a review on the Mac App Store, or tweeting about it -- it really helps. Thank you!


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Versatil Markdown
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 21.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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