Developer: Xelaton Software

Current Version: 1.9.3

Last Updated: 7 months ago

Download Size: 4.8 MB - Download


MarkMyWords is a comprehensive markup-writing tool for everyone who writes markup-formatted articles. Regardless if you are using Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, HTML or BBCode to format your articles, MarkMyWords makes writing articles for the web a breeze and remains platform-independent by using plain text documents.

Some highlights of the MarkMyWords feature-set:
- support of a variety of markup-languages
- live-preview of the formatted content and the option to add your own CSS-stylesheets for output-preview
- use of text-templates and markers for quick text navigation
- a flexible distraction-free-writing-modus
- highlighting of markup-code
- quick saving with predefined save-folders
- add, edit and remove One-Click-Styles using the One-Click-Style-Editor for easy formatting of articles and tab-key triggered commands for inserting snippets of text quickly
- headline navigation-popup
- comprehensive collection of shortcuts for text-manipulation
- support for Critics Markup (shortcuts, display-options, batch-replacement)
- vast amount of preference-options to configure MarkMyWords to your personal style
- plugin-system based on Perl, PHP, Python or Ruby
- bundle-system based on Objective-C/Cocoa

MarkMyWords supports the markup-languages BBCode, Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Smark, Textile and Wikitext and offers a live-preview of the formatted output as it would be displayed on webpages. Of course you can use plain HTML to format your text, too.

By using Templates and Markers MarkMyWords gives writers flexible possibilities on hand to structurize and format articles in an elegant manner and remain focused on the content.
Authors can create templates of often used text-structures to simplify and fasten the creation of new articles.

The feature-set of MarkMyWords can be enhanced by adding plugins and bundles. Use of one of the widely popular script-languages Perl, PHP, Python or Ruby to create your individual plugins to meet your special needs, easily. Or create bundles using Objective-c/Cocoa.

Download bundle- and plugin-examples from the MarkMyWords-Plugin-Website over at and get the developer-documentation to start to create your own bundles/plugins today!

Full featured distraction-free-modus with a vast amount of options to make your workspace as comfortable as possible. Set background-color or -image and background-opacity, font-color, -size and -style, writing-area-color and size, optional "always in the middle writing"-feature and more. And best thing is, you can do most of these adjustments while right being in the distraction-free-mode by hitting CMD + ;

Additionally MarkMyWords offers a lot of preferences to adjust the look and feel of the standard-editor to give writers a comfortable environment for their writing tasks.


Release Notes:

- resolves an sandbox-related error opening files under certain circumstances
- resolves an error of non-working doTheMath-Transformation
- resolves some issues for the file-browser when opening files under certain circumstances
- resolved an issue with Smark-transformation, which lead to MarkMyWords becoming unresponsive


More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.9.3
Review by silvermoonbeam

Please don’t insert your app as the default app for markdown files - I’ve been meaning to write this for sometime. The app itself is good, but somehow after installation all my markdown and .tex files end up with the MarkMyWords icon and with MarkMyWords as the default app to open the files. Not good. Even after changing it in the “Get Info” window for a file, the icon remains. If I open MMW, the app once again becomes the default app for these file types. I’ve reluctantly uninstalled the app as the only way to curb this intrusive behavior. For a filetype (such as like markdown or tex) that can be opened by many apps, I want to decide what the default app to open the file is. Disappointed that a developer would do this.

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