Files with MARKDOWN 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 extension - Markdown markup language file

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.

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 MARKDOWN files:

Use any text editing software to open .markdown files.

How to convert file with extension MARKDOWN:

As far as we know, this .markdown file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .markdown file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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's database).

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 file

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:
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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