Markdowned: Markdown Editor in a Single HTML File

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Jan 25, 2016 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Markdowned editor indeed consists of a single editable HTML file, which is rather nifty if you think about it. There is no need to install anything, and you can use the editor on any device with a browser. Markdowned is decidedly bare-bones, so it's better suited as a no-frills distraction-free tool for jotting notes and drafting articles, rather than a replacement for a regular markdown editor.

That said, Markdowned does have a couple of interesting features. Firstly, Markdown formatting is automatically applied when you print the text, so you get a properly-formatted file. More importantly, Markdowned supports versioning, and it keeps all versions in the same file. Here is how this functionality works. Open the new.html editor file in a browser, and write some text. Save the file under the version_01.html name. Continue editing the text, and save the file as version_02.html. To switch to the previous version, rename the version_02.html file back to version_01.html. It may sound slightly convoluted, but it's actually very simple in use.

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