10 Lightweight & Free Markdown Editors & Tools


When it comes to writing without any obstructions, the choices are plenty. There are many users who prefer the good old visual editor — however, most of the time, writers and developers tend to struggle when writing proper text using HTML markup. Similarly, even though the visual editor is easy to use, it can appear limiting to many users.

It is in cases such as these that Markdown comes in handy. You can easily write without any obstructions, distractions, and formatting text using Markdown is fairly simple as well. In this post, we have put together some of the best Markdown tools and editors for you to use.

Free Markdown Editors

Online Markdown Editor

markdown editor online

Dillinger is a cloud-based Markdown editor based on Twitter Bootstrap and Node.js

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WriteMonkey (Windows)

markdown editor WriteMonkey for Windows

WriteMonkey is a stripped-down editor that offers a no-frills interface for writing. It is available only for MS Windows, and is backed by a number of useful plugins, most of which are premium upgrades.

WriteMonkey for Windows →

Free Markdown Tools


markdown tools app Markdown.css

Markdown.css makes HTML markup look like plain text Markdown.

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markdown tools app DAUX.IO

DAUX.IO is a documentation generator based on Bootstrap. It uses a simple folder structure and Markdown files to create documentation on the fly. DAUX.IO is fully responsive and comes with custom themes of its own.



Flatdoc can fetch Markdown files and render them as proper pages. As such, you can use it to create documentation for your projects.

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Markdown Here

markdown tools app here

Markdown Here lets you format your emails using Markdown. It supports most of the popular web browsers and email clients.

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markdown tools app Remark

Remark is an in-browser slideshow tool that comes with Markdown formatting.

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markdown tools app EpicEditor

EpicEditor is an embeddable JavaScript Markdown editor. It offers features such as fullscreen editing, live preview, autosave and offline support.

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markdown tools app markItUp!

markItUp! is a JavaScript plugin that lets you transform any area into a markup editor region. You can implement HTML, Textile, BBCode and of course Markdown.

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markdown tools app demarcate.js

Demarcate.js is a jQuery based editor for Markdown that lets you directly edit in a page and generate Markdown from the HTML elements.

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Socrates is a simple editor that lets you write and edit Markdown in realtime.

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Free Minimal Writer Friendly Editors


markdown tools app Editor

Editor is a minimal editor for writers (well, doh!).

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