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Frogmouth is a Markdown viewer / browser for your terminal, built with Textual.

Frogmouth can open *.md files locally or via a URL. There is a familiar browser-like navigation stack, history, bookmarks, and table of contents.

🎬 Demonstration

A quick video tour of Frogmouth.


(thanks Screen Studio)


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Frogmouth runs on Linux, macOS, and Windows. Frogmouth requires Python 3.8 or above.


The easiest way to install Frogmouth is with pipx (particularly if you aren't a Python developer).

pipx install frogmouth

You can also install Frogmouth with pip:

pip install frogmouth

On systems using Homebrew, you can tap into the Textualize tap and install Frogmouth with brew:

brew tap textualize/homebrew
brew install frogmouth

Whichever method you use, you should have a frogmouth command on your path.


Enter frogmouth at the prompt to run the app, optionally followed by a path to a Markdown file:


You can navigate with the mouse or the keyboard. Use tab and shift+tab to navigate between the various controls on screen.


You can load README files direct from GitHub repositories with the gh command. Use the following syntax:

frogmouth gh textualize/textual

This also works with the address bar in the app. See the help (F1) in the app for details.

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