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The last Markdown editor, ever.
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Dillinger is a cloud-enabled, mobile-ready, offline-storage, AngularJS powered HTML5 Markdown editor.

  • Type some Markdown on the left
  • See HTML in the right
  • Magic

Markdown is a lightweight markup language based on the formatting conventions that people naturally use in email. As John Gruber writes on the Markdown site

The overriding design goal for Markdown's formatting syntax is to make it as readable as possible. The idea is that a Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it's been marked up with tags or formatting instructions.

This text you see here is actually written in Markdown! To get a feel for Markdown's syntax, type some text into the left window and watch the results in the right.




Dillinger uses a number of open source projects to work properly:

And of course Dillinger itself is open source with a public repository on GitHub.


You need Gulp installed globally:

$ npm i -g gulp
$ git clone [git-repo-url] dillinger
$ cd dillinger
$ npm i -d
$ mkdir -p downloads/files/{md,html,pdf}
$ gulp build --prod
$ NODE_ENV=production node app


Dillinger is currently extended with the following plugins

  • Dropbox
  • Github
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive

Readmes, how to use them in your own application can be found here:


Want to contribute? Great!

Dillinger uses Gulp + Webpack for fast developing. Make a change in your file and instantanously see your updates!

Open your favorite Terminal and run these commands.

First Tab:

$ node app

Second Tab:

$ gulp watch

(optional) Third:

$ karma start


  • Write Tests
  • Rethink Github Save
  • Add Code Comments
  • Add Night Mode



Free Software, Hell Yeah!

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