A very nice plain text mark-up language, with a very readable source document. Unfortunately it doesn't support some important constructs like tables. Also the project is becoming fragmented with other projects providing various extensions to the original concept with support from the original author of Markdown being unclear.

Available as a Debian package:

   $ sudo apt-get install markdown
   # and for Emacs users:
   $ sudo apt-get install emacs-goodies-el

The emacs-goodies-el package includes markdown-mode. Alternatively, visit

Editing Markdown Documents on Google Drive

Article at lists and some reviews of the following editors for Google Drive that support Markdown:


Related Topics: EclipsePlugins, EmacsTips, PanDoc

-- Frank Dean - 10 Aug 2009