I’ve just put out Version 1.12.6 of Markdown Monster which includes a new feature: Favorites which lets you pin favorite files and folders to a new favorites side panel.
This may seem like a small feature, but for me at least this was one of the last missing pieces in my document management work flow in Markdown Monster. I use Markdown for so much stuff these days that it’s becoming difficult to keep track of where files are located or even just remembering what’s important ??.
Using favorites you can add any kind of file (not just Markdown Files) or…
The folder browser may not be a very high profile feature in the Markdown Monster Markdown Editor and Weblog Publisher, but there have been a surprising number of requests around the folder browser behavior and operation. In version 1.8.12 I’ve done a lot of work to address a number of the issues that were brought up and added a ton of new useful features as well as cleaning up the user interface to be a bit more intuitive.
Let’s take a look.
This feature was actually added in 1.8.8, but it’s a nice visual update to the folder browser that…
I often get asked why anybody would need a dedicated Markdown Editor like Markdown Monster, which I am the author of. After all, just about any of the many multi-purpose editors out there today provide decent Markdown editing support with basic previewing and syntax highlighting.
So why would you need a tool like Markdown Monster as a dedicated Markdown editor?
That’s a fair question. I use multi-purpose editors most of my developer day. I use Visual Studio Code as my primary text and project editor and I have it open almost continuously throughout the day for editing code and all…
One of the main reasons why I created the Markdown Monster is that I wanted a Markdown and Weblog Publishing solution that is easily extensible with a relatively easy addin model using the same platform Markdown Monster is built with: .NET.
There are lots of editors that do Markdown editing, but generally they are just editors with a few fixed editor related features. …
One good justification for using a rich editor for editing Markdown or a Weblog entry is that you can provide some additional features above and beyond what a simple text or code editor can provide. When you’re creating content you are usually dealing with a number of things beyond plain text like code snippets, feature widgets and most importantly — images.
I’ve just hooked up Medium Weblog publishing support in Markdown Monster. A lot of people are posting on the Medium platform these days, and there have been a fair number of requests for using Markdown to create new Stories/Posts. It’s a nice option to create your initial content interactively in a rich editor using Markdown and then push it up to Medium when you’re ready to publish.
Here’s a test post created in Markdown Monster:
and the corresponding post when published on Medium:
I’m happy to announce that Markdown Monster 1.2 is now available. Yay!
Markdown Monster is an easy to use and attractive Markdown Editor and Viewer as well as a Weblog Publishing tool. The editor sports syntax colored editing of Markdown text, inline spell checking, an optional live, themable and extensible HTML preview, easy pasting and loading of images, links and a screen captures, along with a few gentle toolbar helpers to facilitate embedding content into your markdown. The editor’s goal is to let you focus on your content creation and not get in your way of your creativity.