Top 23 Markdown Open-Source Projects

  • GitHub repo Jekyll

    :globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby

    Project mention: VS Code Markdown Preview + GH Pages? | | 2021-10-22

    Fundamentally, I'd love for my math/markdown notes to be portable, not just viewable via a markdown reader. Ideally, with as little work as possible I'd LOVE it if I could just publish my .md as Jekyll posts hosted on Github Pages. Unfortunately as far as I can tell, GH Pages used kramdown which accomodates math-mode for MathJax rather than KaTeX.

  • GitHub repo prettier

    Prettier is an opinionated code formatter.

    Project mention: Understanding the Modern Web Stack: Prettier | | 2021-10-17

    Prettier in their own words is an opinionated code formatter for Javascript. What this means is that although it is configurable to some degree, the majority of the decisions it makes about how your code should be formatted are automatic and built into the tool itself.

  • Syncfusion

    Syncfusion - See why our products are consistently getting 4.6 out of 5 stars by your peers.. Syncfusion Essential Studio for JavaScript is a modern UI control library built from the ground up to be lightweight, responsive, modular, and touch-friendly.

  • GitHub repo rich

    Rich is a Python library for rich text and beautiful formatting in the terminal.

    Project mention: Styling console applications based on Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP, and other frameworks using Termage! | | 2021-10-26

    Termage is PHP alternative of such great tools: Rich library for PYTHON, SpectreConsole library for .NET, and a PTerm library for GO.

  • GitHub repo marked

    A markdown parser and compiler. Built for speed.

    Project mention: V2 release - simple, fast, secure client-side file encryption. | | 2021-09-02

    For documentation (about page) : Marked.js (Markdown Parser) / PrismJS(code syntax highlighter)

  • GitHub repo pandoc

    Universal markup converter

    Project mention: My note-taking process | | 2021-10-26

    Text converter tools like pandoc

  • GitHub repo marktext

    📝A simple and elegant markdown editor, available for Linux, macOS and Windows.

    Project mention: Markdown | | 2021-10-22

    I never used Typora but based on your description and screenshots I would recomend Marktext.

  • GitHub repo docsify

    🃏 A magical documentation site generator.

    Project mention: Docsify: A magical documentation site generator | | 2021-09-20
  • Scout APM

    Scout APM: A developer's best friend. Try free for 14-days. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo notable

    The Markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.

    Project mention: Notable | | 2021-10-18
  • GitHub repo stackedit

    In-browser Markdown editor

    Project mention: Gollum – A simple, Git-powered wiki with a sweet API and local frontend | | 2021-10-02

    I would love to have something like Notion but using git for all data storage and edit history.

    There is offering it but I stopped using it because of bugs when trying to edit on mobile. And it basically abandoned for the last 2 years (only some deps updates, nothing more).

  • GitHub repo Wiki.js

    Wiki.js | A modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js

    Project mention: A good replacement for Drupal that is docker friendly? | | 2021-10-14


  • GitHub repo Parsedown

    Better Markdown Parser in PHP

    Project mention: Markdown library that supports disabling many features? | | 2021-08-22

    Yeah, I ended up finding during my research. It's an acceptable option, but I was hoping I missed something even better. Thank you!

  • GitHub repo TOAST UI Editor

    🍞📝 Markdown WYSIWYG Editor. GFM Standard + Chart & UML Extensible.

    Project mention: My pain building a WYSIWYG editor with contenteditable | | 2021-09-17
  • GitHub repo MkDocs

    Project documentation with Markdown.

    Project mention: Does anybody know a decent open source documentation tool? | | 2021-10-14

    We've been using mkdocs so far, which is great but we kind of need one with authentication and authorization. I.e. people need to log in and can only see certain sites that they have a permission for.

  • GitHub repo Grav

    Modern, Crazy Fast, Ridiculously Easy and Amazingly Powerful Flat-File CMS

    Project mention: Best CMS solutions that let you use react? | | 2021-10-24

    Try with one of these:, Grav, Cockpit, Kirby

  • GitHub repo markdown-it

    Markdown parser, done right. 100% CommonMark support, extensions, syntax plugins & high speed

    Project mention: VS Code Markdown Preview + GH Pages? | | 2021-10-22

    So I guess recently, VS Code now natively supports Markdown preview natively, which is amazing. I guess they're "targeting" CommonMark__ via the markdown-it compiler. Though absent from the docs, the VS code markdown preview seems to accomodate math-mode enviroments which is awesome, I presume defined by a markdown-it extension such as markdown-it-katex though I can't seem to find actually documentation on the math-mode implementation in VS Code. Strange...

  • GitHub repo showdown

    A bidirectional Markdown to HTML to Markdown converter written in Javascript

    Project mention: How to handle Blog Page in a website without a database? | | 2021-06-12

    Markdown to HTML : It seems good to me(it gives the freedom regarding styling of article) but again the problem is where would I store the data.

  • GitHub repo remark

    A simple, in-browser, markdown-driven slideshow tool.

    Project mention: What is the best free slideshow maker?? | | 2021-09-23

    just some text, but easy to tweak/adopt/write? ->

  • GitHub repo mdx

    JSX in Markdown for ambitious projects

    Project mention: ⚡️ Free Next.js responsive landing page template for SaaS products made using JAMStack architecture. | | 2021-10-18


  • GitHub repo foam

    A personal knowledge management and sharing system for VSCode

    Project mention: VS Code Markdown Preview + GH Pages? | | 2021-10-22

    Secondly have you looked into foam? It’s a markdown note taking extension for VSCode which may be useful for your field of work.

  • GitHub repo mdx-deck

    ♠️ React MDX-based presentation decks

    Project mention: On the limits of MDX | | 2021-04-01

    Yep, you can import JSX components and embed them with your run-of-the-mill Markdown prose. If you're documenting your JSX based component library, which is what Docz let you do, this makes all the sense in the world. MDX is also used to author slide decks in mdx-deck, which is very appealing if you're tired of clicking around in Keynote/PowerPoint/Google Sheets. Which many of us are. I'm not denying the appeal or usability of MDX for certain things for certain people.

  • GitHub repo stylelint

    A mighty, modern linter that helps you avoid errors and enforce conventions in your styles.

    Project mention: When doing an @import to include external CSS, do the imports have to be before any other CSS? | | 2021-09-07
  • GitHub repo Seafile

    High performance file syncing and sharing, with also Markdown WYSIWYG editing, Wiki, file label and other knowledge management features.

    Project mention: Developing a dropbox like program | | 2021-09-03


  • GitHub repo macdown

    Open source Markdown editor for macOS.

    Project mention: The Developer Advocate ToolKit: Software Tools You Need To Move Fast | | 2021-10-14

    MacDown: An open-source Markdown editor for macOS. Great for writing markdown content.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-10-26.


What are some of the best open-source Markdown projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Jekyll 43,548
2 prettier 40,825
3 rich 30,488
4 marked 26,139
5 pandoc 23,747
6 marktext 19,555
7 docsify 18,884
8 notable 18,577
9 stackedit 18,543
10 Wiki.js 13,951
11 Parsedown 13,899
12 TOAST UI Editor 13,770
13 MkDocs 13,029
14 Grav 12,981
15 markdown-it 12,298
16 showdown 12,024
17 remark 11,631
18 mdx 11,625
19 foam 10,658
20 mdx-deck 10,426
21 stylelint 9,098
22 Seafile 9,029
23 macdown 8,797
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