Versatil Markdown

for macOS 10.11 and higher

Simple is good, but sometimes you need something a little more...Versatil

Versatil Markdown

Searching for...a Markdown editor to keep track of various writings and technical information...working in CommonMark is critical...not to be locked into somebody else's format...also want some flexibility built-in...to utilize an underlying web framework when needed...critical that the information, painstakingly written, is shown beautifully rendered by default...without always having to "preview"...

Version 2

We've been hard at work — lots of changes have been made to the latest version of Versatil Markdown

  • Multiple "Source" Folders: You can now add any folder of Markdown files, and they will be updated automatically if you edit them from another application
  • "Live" Task Lists: task lists are “live” - click on the checkbox and it will be marked in the source document. Create a list of todos and check them off one by one as they get done, without having to directly edit the document
  • Dark Mode and Multiple Themes: Normal, Solarized Dark, and Solarized Light themes for display and editing are provided, or you can create your own customized themes, whether it's making a small tweak to an existing theme or creating something entirely new. A "Dark Mode" is also provided
  • Touchbar Support
  • Click to Edit: When you're reading your notes, you can Cmd-click in the document to start editing at the closest paragraph
  • Back/Forward Navigation: It's now easy to display previous documents you viewed, just like you would in Safari
  • Bootstrap 4: The underlying framework has been upgraded to Bootstrap 4
  • Multiple Rows/Cols: When you want to be able to show your data in multiple columns, it's now possible with an easy to use syntax
  • QuickLook integration: With the embedded QuickLook plugin, your Markdown documents can now be viewed with QuickLook from the Finder
Display First

Display First

You spend a lot of time documenting all the aspects of your websites, taking notes on your business, or crafting your latest blog posts. You want to write in Markdown, but why do you need to read it that way?

Versatil renders your text when you're not editing it, allowing you to read and reference it in a more beautiful and natural way.

  • No Preview Button
  • If you're not editing it, then you're seeing it beautifully displayed.
“...this is nice when browsing your notes, because you don't have the markdown syntax to mentally translate as you read...”
Display First

Write in Markdown

Whether you’re keeping track of the technical details of all the websites you manage or storing thoughts on various projects, you can write it in the familiar Markdown syntax. Built on the emerging CommonMark specification and enhanced with GitHub Flavored Markdown, you get all the normal Markdown goodness, plus "live" task lists and tables.

  • 100% CommonMark compliant — conforms to the CommonMark specification
  • Common Sense Drag/Drop — drag a link or an image from your browser into your text, and have it inserted as a proper link or image.
  • Stored as Text — your data is stored as plain text, so you're not locked into a difficult to access format.
“An overlooked gem...few are as fast and well thought-out as Versatil. The support for CommonMark is essential...”
Display First

HTML / CSS / Bootstrap 4

Embedded HTML and CSS is also supported. So if you want to add special sections or formatting, go right ahead.

For the true power user, you can utilize the embedded Bootstrap 4 framework. Although your source might not render correctly in other Markdown editors (without the proper support), the power is there if you wish to take advantage of it.

  • HTML/CSS and Bootstrap 4 — Serious flexibility with the embedded Bootstrap 4 framework
  • Syntax Highlighting — For all those code snippets and Bash recipes, have it nicely syntax highlighted for easier reading.
  • "Live" Task Lists: — task lists are “live” - click on the checkbox and it will be marked in the source document. Create a list of todos and check them off one by one as they get done, without having to directly edit the document
“Not just another Markdown editor...for the geekier, the best part is under the hood...”
Additional Features

Additional Features

  • Dark Mode and Multiple ThemesNormal, Solarized Dark, and Solarized Light themes for display and editing are provided, or you can create your own customized themes, whether it's making a small tweak to an existing theme or creating something entirely new. A "Dark Mode" is also provided
  • 1Password Integration — If you use 1Password to store your logins to various websites, you can easily create a link to one of these sites.
  • Document Aliasing — Sometimes information belongs in more than one place. Create aliases to virtually place a note in any section/folder where it needs to be, and edit a note from any of its aliases.
  • Multiple "Source" Folders — Easily add all your notes – maybe a set of blog posts in our Documents folder, notes for work and various projects in your Dropbox or iCloud Drive.
  • Sparks — An easy way to chronicle/journal and capture thoughts or ideas through the creation of "sparks". Each spark is stamped with a date and time and kept in chronological order, so you can quickly browse through them.
“Been searching for the right desktop notes app forever, and @versatilapp is hitting me in all the right spots.”

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