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App Specs
File size:
1.11 MB
October 21, 2011
January 9, 2013

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Finally... A Text Editor That Speaks MultiMarkdown!

MultiMarkdown Composer is a text editor that is designed from the ground up around the MultiMarkdown Syntax. It is designed to make writing in MultiMarkdown even easier than it already is, with automatic syntax highlighting, built in previews, easy export to any format that is supported by MultiMarkdown, and more!

By using an editor built around Markdown and MultiMarkdown, you can focus on the actual *writing*, rather than worrying about formatting and styles. Let the computer deal with that when you're ready to export your document to another format.

NOTE: If you are unfamiliar with Markdown or MultiMarkdown, please learn more at before purchasing this application. We want to be sure that you will be happy with your purchase!

Key Features

  • MultiMarkdown syntax highlighting
  • Customizable themes - choose from built in themes, including solarized, or design your own
  • Instant preview of rendered HTML
  • Easily copy HTML or RTF output to the clipboard with one keystroke to paste into other applications
  • Support for using Marked to preview if it's installed
  • Automatic table of contents drawer for easy navigation
  • HUD panels to display document statistics, defined reference labels, etc.
  • Instant export to HTML, OPML, LaTeX, Flat OpenDocument format, and RTF
  • Support for custom commands when exporting or previewing HTML
  • Multiple keyboard shortcuts to minimize the need to use the mouse
  • ODB Editor support - use Composer to edit text from other applications
  • Easily print your text file without struggling with arcane settings to make it fit properly on the page
  • Easily switch between MultiMarkdown and the original Markdown syntax for both highlighting and HTML preview/export
  • Built in support for 'mmd_merge' if you prefer to split your longer works among multiple text files
  • "Typewriter" scrolling mode
  • Include citation keys from BibTeX file in the Reference HUD for easy access if you are using LaTeX
  • Separate font preferences for on-screen display and printing
  • Double-click to install style sheets

    Assisted Editing - features to automate entering MMD syntax

  • automatic list formatting
  • "smart pairs" --- close parentheses, brackets, quotes, etc.
  • automatic table alignment
  • automatic metadata alignment
  • single keystroke indent and outdent of lines
  • automatic link creation

    Enhanced features for OS X Lion

  • Resume --- MMDC will pick back up where you left off when you quit and restart the application
  • Auto Save --- Lion will save your MMDC documents periodically while you work, even if you forget
  • Versions --- Lion will save new versions of your file periodically so that you can go back to a previous version of your work after you've changed it
  • Full Screen Mode --- work on your document in full screen to minimize distractions and focus on the task at hand
  • Use the find bar

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  • What's New
  • Add "Copy as Rich Text" command to allow you to easily copy and paste formatted output to another app (e.g. TextEdit).

  • Enable/Disable spell checking and auto correcting independently in the preferences

  • Several improvements to the performance of typewriting mode/scrolling

  • Disabled noncontiguous layout by default

  • Improved reliability of the Reference HUD at document startup.

  • Add a "refresh" button to the preview window.

  • Disable sandboxing

  • Fix potential crash with some links

  • If a BibTeX file is specified in the metadata, extract cite-keys and add to Reference HUD

  • Insert additional newline when hitting return on a heading to avoid "eating" blank lines

  • Preference to move focus to the Reference HUD search field when it's toggled on to allow instant filtering

  • Added optional "type over" feature for '.' characters (similar to typing over the last character in a smart pair)

  • Add separate font preference for printing (allows you to use one font/size for on screen editing, and a different font/size when you want to print)

  • Fixed bug that could cause Reference HUD and Stats HUD to not update when app first launches (can circumvent for now by toggling the HUDS off then back on)

  • You can now double-click to install style sheets (will make it much easier when sandboxing gets turned back on...)

  • Better tracking of sizes when collapsing and reexpanding ToC pane and changing size of window at the same time.

  • User preference to switch between '_' and '*' for bold/italics.

  • MultiMarkdown Composer (com.multimarkdown.composer) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/MultiMarkdown

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: (c) 2011, MultiMarkdown Software, LLC