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.
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:
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.
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: