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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Though not strictly being a viewer, I can recommend ReText here – which I'm using myself on Ubuntu, and am pretty satisfied. runs locally on Linux: Yes (also on Windows and Mac) normal program, not a ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Last update: 2020-04-09 Having a similar need to the OP, I searched the whole web for current solutions. There's no current perfect solution, but there are a few ones that might be worth a try. Note ...
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Simple open-source offline Markdown viewer for Windows

If you work a lot with Notepad++ (GPLv2), you can install the MarkdownViewerPlusPlus plugin (MIT License): (According to the Github page, this plugin works for 32 and 64 bits) Alternativelly, you ...
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Simple open-source offline Markdown viewer for Windows

Its not really simple and lightweight, but You can use Visual Studio Code, it has a Markdown preview built-in. This way you can view the source and the rendered preview side-by-side. To display images ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Grip I have been using this for a year and it is my goto Markdown render-er. Here are its features: Markdown? Github Flavored Linux? Yes Normal? Yes It is a command line tool Offline? No There'...
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Simple open-source offline Markdown viewer for Windows

I use Typora free (commercial license, not open source) markdown editor for Windows/Mac/Linux because it works very fast. The latest version of Typora is currently a beta version and it's free ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

MarkdownPad It displays a live view on the right side. You can see a full list of features on the website. Source: http://markdownpad.com/ Note When starting MarkdownPad for the first time, it ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Assuming your Windows OS has a browser, and you can find at least briefly a working Internet connection, you can use StackEdit StackEdit features: Works offline - documents are saved in your browser'...
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How to convert Markdown to PDF without LaTeX?

I personally am a huge fan of pandoc. Pandoc is the "swiss-army" knife tool of format conversions: Its core source input format supported is Markdown (including any of the major MD "dialects" such ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Okular has a Markdown backend, which allows it to display Markdown-formated text. On Debian-based systems (like Ubuntu) you might have to install the okular-extra-backends package to use it. The nice ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Another alternative you can choose is Github Atom. Since nobody mentioned it, I give you the alternative editor which I use every time when I am working on a project. Github Atom is not only Markdown ...
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Is there a pastebin for Markdown?

GitHub Gist supports MarkDown. On the homepage enter your code, and select "Markdown" from the language list. You can publish your gist publicly (shows up in results of search engines) secretly (...
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Simple open-source offline Markdown viewer for Windows

Returning to this two years later, I definitely no longer recommend MarkdownPad. I use Visual Studio Code, same as the currently top-rated answer. I use MarkdownPad. It's free for most use cases, but ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Texts does do it and is available for Windows and MacOs. http://www.texts.io
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Following is copy of https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9331281/how-can-i-test-what-my-readme-md-file-will-look-like-before-committing-to-github#40696607 by Brian Burns Atom works nicely out of the ...
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Markdown editor with structure view

I found something with the functionality I'm looking for! StackEdit has a table of contents button on the upper right side that I'd missed before. (Lower right in StackEdit4). It brings up a menu ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Haroopad is a cross-platform (Linux, OSX, Windows) Markdown editor GUI based on NodeJS that includes a live preview pane. In a lot of ways, it is similar to the Atom editor (in fact I suspect they ...
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Email client that supports Markdown?

My favourite email client is MailMate. It follows a keyboard-centric approach and provides native Markdown support with live preview. Give it a try!
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Here's a new Markdown Editor for Windows to check out. http://mike-ward.net/markdownedit It has a built-in preview as you requested plus most of the other features one would expect like: as you ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

I've been asking this question for a long time now too. I use this: Pen -- what you see is what you get. It's probably not as full-featured as other solutions, but I really appreciate that I can ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

What I generally do is run the markdown perl script and save the resulting html in a temporary file that can be browsed using Firefox. For example: Markdown.pl index.md > index.html
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

pandoc -s filename.md | lynx -stdin This doesn't meet the requirement of "... or anything else that requires usage of browser", but the browser runs in a terminal in text mode. https://pandoc.org/
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Is there a pastebin for Markdown?

Rentry is fast and simple and supports MarkDown.
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Simple open-source offline Markdown viewer for Windows

CuteMarkEd is a free and open source markdown editor. It fits all listed requirements: Simple and lightweight: Download the zip file extract and finished (no Installation required, Zip file is ...
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Software like Evernote with Markdown

marxico Markdown editor with Evernote integration and support Evernote Support: easily link from sidebar on the right one-click save (button 3rd from the right at the top right) Features: Keyboard ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

I find Retext fine as is answered but I do have digged out a few MD editors for linux that are more or less better than the solution suggested. If more they have additional features, and less so they ...
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Table of contents generator for GitHub markdown

Use pandoc the -f markdown_github and -toc flags and a suitable output format. Pandoc is Free, Cross Platform & I personally have used it on Linux, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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PHP library to parse markdown and generate HTML/PDF

I'm quite happy with Markdown Extra, which I e.g. use for my website. It's completely open source (available at Github), well documented, and a breeze to use. It supports "standard Markdown" and, via ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

There is also an amazing one here on GitHub appropriately named Glow... It's absolutely lightweight. You don't even need to leave the terminal. Works on Linux, Mac and Windows. Here's a simple ...
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Selfcontained software to generate static HTML documentation from Markdown

I can think of a few options for you: Self Contained Binaries Portable Python - You would probably need to pick one of the document generators above, or possibly Sphinx, and add it to your portable ...
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