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Markdown Edit


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Requires dotnet4.7

This package was approved as a trusted package on 10/11/2018.

Markdown Edit is a Windows desktop CommonMark (a.k.a. Markdown) editor with an emphasis on content and keyboard shortcuts. There is minimal window chrome and most functions are accessed through keyboard shortcuts. There is no main menu, status bar, tabbed windows or other distractions.


  • Display Equation Markup
  • Drag and Drop image uploads
  • Document Formatting. Make your Markdown beautiful
  • Syntax highlighting editor
  • Side-by-side HTML preview
  • Quickly show/hide preview
  • Export to Word and PDF
  • Smart link pasting
  • CommonMark standard Markdown engine
  • GitHub Flavored Markdown
  • User preferences stored in a text file for easy sharing
  • Full screen covers task-bar (optional)
  • Keyboard shortcuts for bold, italic, headers, lists, block quotes, etc.
  • User defined snippets improve the speed and proficiency of writing documents.
  • Modern UI look and feel
  • Not a Windows Store App
  • Synchronized scrolling
  • User settable fonts, colors, themes
  • User defined style sheets
  • As you type spell checking
  • Paste Special replaces Microsoft Word's smart quotes/hyphens/etc. with plain text equivalents
  • Quickly open recent files
  • Quickly change themes
  • Word Count
  • Auto Save
  • Select previous/next header
  • Highlight current line
  • Open Source
  • MIT License


  • This package may fail to install if the system is not rebooted after the .NET v4.7 dependency is installed. If Markdown Edit does install with that reboot pending, it could encounter problems until the reboot is completed.
  • Markdown Edit is not supported for Windows 7. It may work, but -- at a minimum -- the tool bar will be missing icons unless the Win8+ version of Segoe UI Symbol font is installed. See here for more info.

To install Markdown Edit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install markdown-edit

To upgrade Markdown Edit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade markdown-edit


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $PackageName = 'Markdown Edit'
    # Lines to be updated by automatic updater
    $Url = ''
    $Checksum = '234656b63192e7c5042714c557d1df9b208d0c28a2c9a8cee4a0739e144068e1'
    $OSversion = [version](Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem).version 
    if ($OSversion -eq $null -or $OSversion -lt [Version]'6.2') {
      Write-Host "$PackageName is designed for use with fonts that do not come with this version of Windows." -ForegroundColor Cyan
    $installArgs = @{
      packageName = $PackageName
      url = $Url
      fileType = 'msi'
      Checksum = $Checksum
      ChecksumType = 'sha256'
      SilentArgs = '/quiet ALLUSERS=1'
      ValidExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @installArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Mike Ward


Copyright (c) 2014 Mike Ward


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Markdown Edit 1.34 127 Monday, October 1, 2018 approved
Markdown Edit 1.33 820 Tuesday, June 13, 2017 approved
Markdown Edit 1.32 505 Thursday, February 2, 2017 approved
Markdown Edit 1.31 464 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 approved
Markdown Edit 1.29.1 486 Tuesday, August 9, 2016 approved
Markdown Edit 1.21.0 586 Monday, January 25, 2016 approved
Markdown Edit 1.20.1 275 Sunday, January 24, 2016 approved
Markdown Edit 1.19 309 Monday, January 18, 2016 approved
Markdown Edit 1.17.1 373 Tuesday, December 1, 2015 approved
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