Mac markdown editor that saves as .txt

Lasar Liepins lasar at
Thu Feb 2 04:29:14 EST 2012


ByWord, iA Writer and probably most of the other apps you mentioned
will by default save to .md or .mdown files, but that is just the
file suffix. These files ARE plain text.

It's just a way to distinguish between "normal" plain text files and
markdown-formatted plain text files.

Rename your to file.txt and it will work just as well. When saving
a new document the apps should prompt you for a file name that ends in
.md as well (unless you have that "hide suffix" checkbox checked), you
can replace it with .txt right away.



On 2012-02-02, at 01:02, Chris Lott wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Nicole C <ncat999 at> wrote:


>> What I want is an attractive Mac app for writing (primarily blog posts and

>> emails) that saves its files as .txt . Most of them save as .md or .markdown

>> instead, and since there doesn't seem to be a true markdown editor for

>> Android yet, using these programs isn't compatible with my phone.


> Is this just an issue that the Android app can't be told to open files

> with different extensions?


> It annoys me that so many Markdown editors won't allow for arbitrary

> file extensions, though a few had come around last I looked.


> c

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