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Mark Text

Mark Text

:high_brightness: Next generation markdown editor :crescent_moon:
A simple and elegant open-source markdown editor that focused on speed and usability.
Available for Linux, macOS and Windows.

This Markdown editor that could. Built with ❤︎ by Jocs and contributors

Supporting Mark Text

Mark Text is an MIT licensed open source project, and the latest version will always be downloadable for free from the GitHub release page. Mark Text is still in development, and its development is inseparable from all sponsors. I hope you join them:

What's the difference between Patreon and Open Collective?

Patreon: Funds will be directly sponsored to Luo Ran (@jocs) who created Mark Text and continues to maintain it. Open Collective: All expenses are transparent. The funds will be used for the development and maintenance of Mark Text, funding online and offline activities, and acquiring other necessary resources. Names and company logos of all sponsors (from both Patreon and Open Collective) will appear on the official website for Mark Text and in its README.md file.

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  • Realtime preview (WYSIWYG) and a clean and simple interface to get a distraction-free writing experience.
  • Support CommonMark Spec, GitHub Flavored Markdown Spec and selective support Pandoc markdown.
  • Markdown extensions such as math expressions (KaTeX), front matter and emojis.
  • Support paragraphs and inline style shortcuts to improve your writing efficiency.
  • Output HTML and PDF files.
  • Various themes: Cadmium Light, Material Dark etc.
  • Various editing modes: Source Code mode, Typewriter mode, Focus mode.
  • Paste images directly from clipboard


Cadmium Light Dark
Graphite Light Material Dark
Ulysses Light One Dark

:smile_cat:Edit modes:dog:

Source Code Typewriter Focus

Why write another editor?

  1. I love writing. I have used a lot of markdown editors, yet there is still not an editor that can fully meet my needs. I don't like to be disturbed when I write by some unbearable bug. Mark Text uses virtual DOM to render pages which has the added benefits of being highly efficient and being open source. That way anyone who loves markdown and writing can use Mark Text.
  2. As mentioned above, Mark Text is completely free and open source and will be open source forever. We hope that all markdown lovers will contribute their own code and help develop Mark Text into a popular markdown editor.
  3. There are many markdown editors and all have their own merits, some have features which others don't. It's difficult to satisfy each markdown users' needs but we hope Mark Text will be able to satisfy each markdown user as much as possible. Although the latest Mark Text is still not perfect, we will try to make it as best as we possibly can.

Download and Installation


latest version latest version latest version

Want to see new features of the latest version? Please refer to CHANGELOG.


You can either download the latest marktext-%version%.dmg from the release page or install Mark Text using homebrew cask. To use Homebrew-Cask you just need to have Homebrew installed.

brew install --cask mark-text


Simply download and install Mark Text via setup wizard (marktext-setup-%version%.exe) and choose whether to install per-user or machine wide.

Alternatively, install Mark Text using Chocolatey. To use Chocolatey you need to have Chocolatey installed.

choco install marktext


Please follow the Linux installation instructions.


All binaries for Linux, macOS and Windows can be downloaded from the release page. If a version is unavailable for your system, then please open an issue.


If you wish to build Mark Text yourself, please check out our build instructions.

If you have any questions regarding Mark Text, you are welcome to write an issue. When doing so please use the default format found when opening an issue. Of course, if you submit a PR directly, it will be greatly appreciated.


  • Alfred Workflow: A Workflow for the macOS app Alfred: Use "mt" to open files/folder with Mark Text.


Mark Text is in full development, please make sure to read the Contributing Guide before making a pull request. Want to add some features to Mark Text? Refer to our roadmap and open issues.


Thank you to all the people who have already contributed to Mark Text[contributors]

Special thanks to @Yasujizr who designed the Mark Text logo.



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