Files with MDOWN extension can be found as scripts written in the Markdown markup language. Editable in any text editor.

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MDOWN file extension - Markdown markup language file

What is mdown file? How to open mdown files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The MDOWN file extension is associated with files that contains data in Markdown markup language. Markdown is a lightweight markup language, to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

The default software associated to mdown 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 MDOWN files:

You can open and edit these files in any text editor.

How to convert file with extension MDOWN:

As far as we know, this .mdown 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 .mdown 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 mdown file, edit mdown file, convert mdown file, view mdown file, play mdown 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 mdown files.

  • Open mdown file
  • Edit mdown file
  • Create mdown file

Software that open mdown file - Markdown markup language file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open mdown file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with mdown file by default:
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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