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 '11 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. – waddlesplash Sep 9 '13 at 18:22

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. – Dan Dascalescu Apr 11 '15 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 '11 at 23:25
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    You did not ask for web-based, updated answer for web-based stuff! – Pål Brattberg Dec 5 '11 at 23:39
  • it needs to output markdown... – fread2281 Dec 7 '11 at 0:14

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