Is there a WYSIWYG editor that outputs markdown?

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    The whole point of markdown was so that a WYSIWYG editor was not necessary.
    – Josh
    Dec 7, 2011 at 1:46
  • Correct, but Markdown is a good interchange language between programmers and writers. So a WYSIWYG editor would be a good thing to have. That, and Markdown doesn't do tables -- you have to use HTML. Sep 9, 2013 at 18:22

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Try http://hallojs.org/demo/markdown/

  • Hallo works but try pasting some rich text, e.g. the Hallo.js is free software developed by Henri Bergius for the IKS Project and co-funded by the European Union" part at the bottom (copy it from its page, not from here). You'll see a ton of markup junk when you paste. Apr 11, 2015 at 9:58

One excellent editor/writer on the Mac OS X platform is iA Writer. It's is beautiful and simple to use.

If you're looking for web-based options, look at CKEditor or TinyMCE.

See this answer also.

  • OMG, thats not WYSIWYG, and not web-based.
    – fread2281
    Dec 5, 2011 at 23:25
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    You did not ask for web-based, updated answer for web-based stuff! Dec 5, 2011 at 23:39
  • it needs to output markdown...
    – fread2281
    Dec 7, 2011 at 0:14

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