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MarkdownPad 2.5 Released

Full Changelog:

  • New Markdown Processor: CommonMark! CommonMark is a new Markdown processor aimed at unifying and standardizing the Markdown specification.

  • Added: Task Lists support in the GitHub Flavored Markdown (Offline) processor.

  • Added: Emoji support in the GitHub Flavored Markdown (Offline) processor. :smile::sparkles:

  • Added: Option to customize how many spaces are inserted when the “Use spaces instead of tabs” feature is enabled under Tools → Options → Editor tab.

  • Added: Customization of GitHub Flavored Markdown rendering mode (Enhanced: used in Pull Requests, Issues, and Comments; Standard: Used in READMEs). This option is available under Tools → Options → Markdown tab → Select “GitHub Flavored Markdown”, then locate “Markdown Rendering Mode”.

  • New Language: Norweigan (Norway), thanks to Øystein Bjørke!

  • Improved: Command line arguments now persist across updates if manually triggering the update from the status bar.

  • Improved: Timestamps in MarkdownPad should respect your locale/culture settings by default. These can still be customized under Tools → Options → Editor tab.

  • Fixed: Code syntax highlighting was recently broken due to changes at GitHub.

  • Fixed: When MarkdownPad was opened via command line, relative file paths were being displayed in the Recent Documents menu.

  • Fixed: GitHub Flavored Markdown was adding the prefix user-content- to all HTML name tags due to a change at GitHub, causing issues with anchor links. This prefix is now removed.

  • Fixed: After creating a new document and saving it, “New Document” was still displayed as the Window’s title.

  • Many minor fixes and improvements.

Published on 24 December 2014

MarkdownPad 2.4.4 Released

Full Changelog:

  • Fixed Missing tag in HTML template.
Published on 25 May 2014

MarkdownPad 2.4.3 Released

Full Changelog:

  • Fixed Ordered and unordered lists were not displayed properly due to GitHub API change.
  • Improved: When saving a document, the timestamp displayed in the status bar now respects user date/time settings in Tools → Options → Editor tab.
  • Improved: Rendered HTML docuemnts now use the HTML5 doctype.
Published on 24 May 2014

MarkdownPad 2.4.2 Released

Full Changelog:

  • Fixed Potential crash which could occur with a specific combination of single ticks (`) with “Ignore spelling in code blocks” feature enabled
Published on 30 March 2014

MarkdownPad 2.4.1 Released

Full Changelog:

  • Fixed Application title remained “New Document” after saving a new document
  • Fixed Syntax highlighting not working for inline code blocks containing a single character
  • Fixed Rare bug in spell check
Published on 18 March 2014

MarkdownPad 2.4 Released

I’m pleased to announce MarkdownPad 2.4, which includes nearly 40 improvements and fixes, and adds support for 7 new languages! If you already have MarkdownPad installed, you can get the new version under HelpCheck for Updates, otherwise you can download MarkdownPad now.

Full Changelog:

  • Added Option for persistent indentation under Tools → Options → Editor Features section
  • Added Option to disable spell check within code blocks, including standard code blocks, inline code blocks, Markdown Extra fenced code blocks and GitHub Flavored Markdown fenced code blocks (enabled by default, can be changed under the spell check dictionary icon in the status bar)
  • Added Option to ignore YAML Front Matter blocks at start of document under Tools → Options → Markdown tab (disabled by default)
  • Added When the Tab key is pressed within an unordered list, the unordered list item will now be automatically indented
  • Added When the Tab key is pressed within an ordered list, the ordered list item will now be automatically indented
  • Added Option to modify GitHub API address for self-hosted enterprise installations under Tools → Options → Markdown tab → Select GitHub Flavored Markdown → click “Edit GitHub API Address”
  • Improved Word count is now more efficient
  • Improved Moved option to Display Formatting Marks in editor to the View menu (was previously in Options window)
  • Improved Spell Check: New, solid line indicators for misspelled words. No more squiggles!
  • Improved Bug reporter is no longer always-on-top, allowing you to interact with MarkdownPad while the bug reporter window is still open
  • Improved Application title now includes the document name first, so you can quicky see which document is currently open in the Windows taskbar (e.g. “New Document - MarkdownPad 2”)
  • Fixed Word count is now automatically updated after text is pasted
  • Fixed Word count is now automatically updated after text is deleted
  • Fixed Email address is no longer case-sensitive when unlocking MarkdownPad Pro
  • Fixed Spell checking is now performed when text is pasted into the Editor pane
  • Fixed Several minor improvements and fixes for spell checking
  • Fixed GitHub Flavored Markdown Task List items no longer have visible bullets in the rendered HTML output and LivePreview pane
  • Fixed You can now open files in MarkdownPad via the command line with relative file paths (e.g. markdownpad2.exe - each file will be opened in a new tab)
  • Fixed Spell Check: When changing tabs, the visible document is now automatically re-checked
  • Fixed Indented ordered lists are no longer syntax highlighted as code blocks in the Editor pane
  • Fixed Network connectivity issues for users with Hyper-V network adapters
  • Added translation Catalan (ca-ES)
  • Added translation Spanish (Spain) (es-ES)
  • Added translation Chinese (Taiwan) (zh-TW)
  • Added translation Romanian (Romania) (ro-RO)
  • Added translation Swedish (Sweden) (sv-SE)
  • Added translation Galician (ga-ES)
  • Added translation Croatian (hr-HR)
  • Added translations Bug reporter: Catalan, Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Danish, French (France), Galician, Russian
  • Updated translation Russian (ru-RU)
  • Updated translation Korean (Korea) (ko-KR)
  • Updated translation Italian (Italy) (it-IT)
  • Updated translation French (France) (fr-FR)
  • Updated translation Japanese (Japan) (ja-JP)
  • Updated translation Danish (Denmark) (da-DK)
  • Updated translation German (Germany) (de-DE)
  • Updated translation Portuguese (Portugal) (pt-PT)
  • Updated translation Chinese (China) (zh-CN)
Published on 03 March 2014

MarkdownPad update notifications now available via email

Be the first to find out about new versions of MarkdownPad by subscribing via email. Along with MarkdownPad on Twitter and the RSS feed, email subscribers will receive a brief notification when a new version of MarkdownPad is available, including a list of new features and improvements.

Published on 09 January 2014

Upgrade to MarkdownPad Pro with Credit and Debit Cards, powered by Stripe

I’m pleased to announce that you can now upgrade to MarkdownPad Pro using a credit or debit card, without using PayPal or Amazon Payments. (Although PayPal and Amazon Payments are great ways to make purchases online, these services aren’t available in all countries.)

Card orders are securely processed by Stripe, and supports major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

To upgrade to MarkdownPad Pro with a credit or debit card, simply select the blue Pay with Card button on the upgrade page.

If you have any questions about payments, please feel free to email at any time.

Published on 05 January 2014

MarkdownPad 2.3.2 Released - Fixes GitHub Flavored Markdown error

  • Fixed: Issues due to a GitHub API change may cause users of GitHub Flavored Markdown to experience one of the following issues:
    • Error message in the LivePreview pane: Forbidden (Forbidden): Please contact, or
    • MarkdownPad error dialog, with blank content in the LivePreview pane. Technical information in the MarkdownPad Bug Reporter related to Sequence contains no matching element

Please update to MarkdownPad v2.3.2 to resolve this issue. You can update under Help → Check for Updates, or by visiting If you continue to experience issues, please contact me.

Published on 05 November 2013

MarkdownPad 2.3.1 Released

MarkdownPad 2.3.1 is now available, with several improvements and fixes. Since it’s been a little while since the last update to MarkdownPad, I’d like to assure you that MarkdownPad is still being actively developed, with many new features and improvements on the way.

As always, if you have any feedback, suggestions, or questions, I welcome you to contact me at any time. I’m always eager to hear feedback!

  • Added: Ability to delete an image after uploading it to Imgur. After uploading an image, a “Delete Image” button will be displayed next to the upload button. Click this button to delete the uploaded image from imgur’s servers.

  • Added: Message in GitHub Flavored Markdown options section explaining how to use GitHub’s two-factor authentication with MarkdownPad.

  • Improved: Added the currently selected Markdown processor to the tooltip of the Quick Markdown Selector button in the status bar.

  • Improved: Appearance of messages in status bar.

  • Improved: Automatic continuation of lists now supports lists with plus sign (+) unordered list syntax

  • Improved: GitHub Flavored Markdown processing and error handling, with more helpful error messages.

  • Fixed: Major improvements to automatic continuation of blockquotes (>). This should no longer interfere with angled brackets used in code blocks.

  • Fixed: Tab tooltip wasn’t updating the displayed file path after saving.

Published on 03 November 2013