October 31, 2011 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Winona, Minnesota - Brett Terpstra has released Marked v1.3.1, available in the Mac App Store. Marked is a viewer for Markdown and MultiMarkdown files which can track changes in the file and update the preview automatically on every save. In essence, it turns any text editor into a Markdown editor, allowing you to edit when you like, where you like with a consistent preview and output options. Marked allows for HTML export, printing, save to PDF, copying HTML source directly to the clipboard, document statistics and more.
Marked 1.3 allowed the use multiple custom styles for the preview, preview improvements (smooth scrolling, automatic Table of Contents, MathJax) and the ability to open and text file regardless of its extension. Version 1.3.1 handles larger files, provides more precise error messages, adds more keyboard shortcuts and preserves metadata when rendering the preview.
As of version 1.3, Marked can also watch the active CSS file for changes in addition to the Markdown or HTML file and update the Preview when style changes are detected. Not only is Marked an excellent Markdown tool; this advance makes Marked a basic web development utility, too.
Marked has received tremendous reviews on the Mac App Store, and the Markdown-writing public has responded with great enthusiasm. Several users have reported that Marked was the tool that helped them finally "get" Markdown and put it into active use in their notetaking and writing. Peruse the reviews on both the App Store page and on the Marked website.
What people are saying:
* MacStories: "I've been increasingly using TextEdit with Marked for writing everything that shows up on the website."
* Minimal Mac: "This is a godsend."
* One Thing Well: "If you write in Markdown on the Mac, you need this."
* Merlin Mann: "I'd marry Brett if Marked agreed to be the Best Man."
* Daring Fireball: "Clever idea, nicely presented."
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 2.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Marked 1.3.1 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. Feel free to request a promo code from Brett.
During the day, Brett works as Tech Lead for a web development team. He spends his evenings and free time experimenting with and building applications for the Mac platform. He's probably most well-known for his fork of Notational Velocity, nvALT, and for his early social media application MoodBlast. The big hug he got from Merlin Mann may not have made the papers, but it was a high point in his last Macworld visit. Copyright (C) 2011 Brett Terpstra. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.