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MarkdownPad 2.3 Released

New Markdown processor: GitHub Flavored Markdown (Offline)

I’m happy to announce that MarkdownPad 2.3 includes support for an offline version of GitHub Flavored Markdown, so you no longer need an active network connection or have to log into your GitHub account to use GitHub Flavored Markdown. While the offline GFM processor doesn’t offer quite as many features as the online processor (like emoji and task lists), it’s a great alternative for creating GFM-compatible documents offline.

Quick Markdown selector

In addition to the new Markdown processor, a lot of effort has been put into simplifying and improving the usage of other existing Markdown processors. You can now quickly change Markdown processors without opening the Options window by using the “Quick Markdown Selector” button in the status bar, making it easier than ever to quickly change processors while editing a document.

Existing Markdown processors have also been simplified for easier use:

  • Markdown: The default Markdown processor in MarkdownPad 2. This processor follows the original Markdown specification.
  • Markdown (Classic): The default Markdown processor from MarkdownPad 1. This also follows the original Markdown specification, but offers a few additional features.
  • Markdown (Extra): Includes additional improvements on top of the original Markdown specification, including tables, fenced code blocks, and footnotes.
  • GitHub Flavored Markdown: Includes additional improvements on top of the original Markdown specification, including tables, fenced code blocks, emoji, code syntax highlighting, and task lists.
  • GitHub Flavored Markdown (Offline): An offline version of the GitHub Flavored Markdown processor, without emoji and task lists.

Note: Because of these improvements, you may find that your currently selected Markdown processor was reset to “Markdown” after updating to MarkdownPad 2.3. After the update, this will not happen again.

Full Change Log

  • New Markdown processor: GitHub Flavored Markdown (offline)

  • Added: Quick Markdown Selector in the status bar

  • Added: Re-open the “Welcome to MarkdownPad” document displayed on application’s first run by going to Help → Documentation → Open Welcome Document

  • Improved: Updated markdownpad-github.css to support GitHub’s keyboard symbol HTML tag <kbd>. Use the Restore Defaults button in the Stylesheet options page to get the newest version of this stylesheet.

  • Improved: Simplified selection and usage of Markdown processors

  • Improved: View description of Markdown processor features by hovering mouse over processor name

  • Improved: GitHub Flavored Markdown error handling

  • Improved: Bug reporter includes additional helpful error information

  • Improved: Text layout in Options window for translations and window resizing

  • Fixed: When dragging and dropping an image into the MarkdownPad editor pane, opens the Insert Image dialog

  • Fixed: Navigating to internal links no longer opens them externally

  • Updated: All translations

  • Updated: Translator acknowledgments and licenses

I’d also like to send my thanks once again to all of the contributors that have provided translations to the MarkdownPad Translation Project:

Chinese (PRC, zh-CN)

  • Wu Qingyuan
  • Hu Junqing
  • Lin Beck
  • Yong Sam
  • Liang Honghao
  • Sun Zhidong
  • Benny F
  • Daniel Z
  • Ming Zhu
  • He Lan

German (Germany, de-DE)

Polish (Poland, pl-PL)

  • Michał Dziubek
  • Slawomir Koszewski

Portuguese (Portugal, pt-PT)

Russian (Russia, ru-RU)

Finnish (Finland, fi-FI)

Italian (Italy, it-IT)

  • Jacopo Scarponi
  • Claudio Bartoli
  • Michele Locati
  • Stefano Paparesta

French (France, fr-FR)

  • Hugo Dahl
  • Jean-Michel MEYER
  • David Brabant
  • Clément Bourgeois
  • Basile Cornet
  • Christian Mattart
  • Olivier Piasentin
  • Laurent Souchet
  • David Hannibal

Japanese (Japan, ja-JP)

  • Yoshiaki Tanaka
  • Haruo Nakayama
  • Yasufumi Kobayashi
  • Yoshinori Kuninaka

Korean (Korea, ko-KR)

Danish (Denmark, da-DK)

Hungarian (Hungary, hu-HU)

  • Egyed Serf
Published on 23 August 2013