Files with markdown file extension can sometimes be found as documents or source codes written in the Markdown markup language.

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Software that works with markdown file extension

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MARKDOWN file - Markdown markup language source code

What is markdown file? How to open markdown files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The markdown file extension is also occasionally used for files written in the Markdown markup language.

This language is used to quickly create easy to read and write text and then quickly convert them to XHTML format. Adopted by several programs and libraries, such as RDiscount, Redcarpet, BlueCloth, Kramdown, Maruku etc.

Updated: April 17, 2018

The default software associated to markdown file type:

Markdown  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
John Gruber

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

Help how to open:

Use any text editing software to open *.markdown files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .markdown file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open markdown file, edit markdown file, convert markdown file, view markdown file, play markdown file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting markdown files.

  • Open markdown file
  • Edit markdown file
  • Create markdown file

Software that open markdown file - Markdown markup language source code

Programs supporting the exension markdown on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open markdown file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with markdown file by default:
Markdown
Other suggested software:
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Atom small icon Atom
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad

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