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A collection of awesome markdown goodies, libraries, services, tools, guides, books, etc.

Note: 💎 stands for the RubyGems page and :octocat: stands for the GitHub page.

Contributions welcome. Anything missing? Send in a pull request. Thanks.


  • Markdown - original Markdown syntax write-up and processor in Perl by John Gruber; no longer maintained (last update in Dec 2004)
  • Talk - markdown-discuss mailing list


Markdown Syntax Extensions

  • MultiMarkdown (MMD) - Markdown extensions by Fletcher Penney adding footnotes, tables, definition lists, document metadata (e.g. title, author, date, etc.) and more


A strongly specified, highly compatible implementation of Markdown

Markdown Libraries

Markdown Tools

  • Pandoc - :octocat: - a universal document converter (in Haskell)
  • Jekyll - :octocat:, 💎 - transform your plain text into static websites and blogs (in Ruby)
  • Middleman - :octocat:, 💎 - makes developing websites simple (in Ruby)

Markdown to Website / Blog

Markdown to Email

  • Markdown Here - :octocat: - A browser extension for rendering email written in Markdown. Available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Thunderbird, and more. Besides email, it also works with Evernote, Google Groups, Blogger, and more.

Markdown to Presentation / Slideshow

Markdown to Books

Real World "Hand-Written" Book Examples

Open Data "Auto-Build" Book Examples

Book Services

  • - publish from the comfort of your command-line
    • Softcover :octocat:, 💎 - a command line tool for book generation, building, and publishing
  • - write and publish books with Markdown and Git
    • GitBook :octocat: - a command line tool (and Node.js library) for building beautiful books using GitHub/Git and Markdown (or AsciiDoc)
  • - Bitbooks turns a repo full of markdown files into a handsome, hosted, online book
    • Franklin :octocat: - a static-site framework, optimized for online books


More lightweight markup languages



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