Mac markdown editor that saves as .txt

Fletcher Penney fletcher at
Thu Feb 2 13:55:36 EST 2012

On Feb 2, 2012, at 1:49 PM, Nicole C wrote:

> Fletcher: Your post was a mini-revelation for me! I had assumed that Composer (and similar apps) required the special markdown file extensions in order to utilize all of their features. I didn't realize that manually entering .txt instead of the default would work just fine. Thank you! This essentially solves my problem. I'll also experiment with customizing the syntax coloring.

Glad that helped - it is a few extra keystrokes to enter the ".txt", but it's available right away. I'll look into a user preference for file extension, but that might take a little while for me to get to.

> I really do like MMD Composer and think the syntax coloring options are more attractive than most out there. The one thing I do like about ByWord's coloring that would be nice as an option in Composer (just an option, not default) is the immediate greying-out of the code marks while retaining the stylized text (bolded, italicized, etc.) It makes your text very readable for certain projects. But I think I could achieve much the same thing with some creative CSS editing, if I can manage it.

I have thought about the option to "dim" code marks, as you call them. It would require rewriting much of the PEG for the highlighter, but it's not impossible. It's not first on my list of priorities, however, so I can't promise if/when it will be completed. I'm actually trying to come up with a totally different approach to the underlying code, which might offer additional flexibility and performance (I hope.).

> Spencer: I'm curious about the markdown bundle for Textmate, but you're right, it's not a cheap program. What sort of neat things does the bundle do?

There is a MultiMarkdown derivative of the Markdown bundle for TextMate that adds some MMD related features. Because of my work on Composer, it's no longer under active development by me, but it's still on GitHub and available for hacking away on.


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