Markdown Text Editor

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2019-09 (4.13), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-03 (4.11), 2018-12 (4.10), 2018-09 (4.9), Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), Neon (4.6), Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1), 2019-12 (4.14), 2020-03 (4.15), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-12 (4.18), 2021-03 (4.19)

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Solution Description

Plugin adding Markdown text-editing support to Eclipse. Makes editing text files in Eclipse a lot better. Markdown is a simple and intuitive text format syntax that lets you get rich formatting with 'normal' text.


  • Document outline (including an easy to use document structure editor)
  • Folded sections
  • Preview
  • Export-to-html
  • Task tags
  • Word-wrapping
  • Paragraph formatting.

v1.0 - associate with .mdown, .markdown - fix NPE for <> style links in Kepler 4.3.1
v1.1 (24 Feb 2014) added code Rule by @tbrugz Telmo Brugnara - open Preferences icon on View toolbar
v1.2 (Jan 2015) by Olivier Martin @oliviermartin #52 - Update preview when the file is saved #48 - MultiMarkdown metadata #49 - GitHub code blocks #50 - detecting links #51 - open GFM View from Markdown View #53

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Categories: Editor, Languages, Tools

Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-03 (4.11), 2018-12 (4.10), 2018-09 (4.9), Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), Neon (4.6), Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1), 2019-12 (4.14), 2020-03 (4.15), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-12 (4.18), 2021-03 (4.19)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Organization Name: Winterwell Associates Ltd

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 13:38

License: EPL

Date Updated: Friday, January 15, 2021 - 10:13

Submitted by: Daniel Winterstein

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I am looking for a plugin that lets me write markdown annotations to the console (System.out.print and friends) to speed things up when I am debugging, so I can just click on a source link and be up working in my source, or on an input file:line so I can click on that and see where my input error is.  Does not need support for "normal" usage as a command line or icon-launched app, just for development.

Hey there, thanks for a nice editor! However - that one feature, which I hoped it'd have, it apparently does not. I'd have liked it to support code-highlighting. There are online-editor, that support it, so I believe it might be possible, but of course since I did not add it myself, I can only but humbly ask you to add it if you can.

Nevertheless: thank you :)!

Does Real-time preview exist yet in the Markdown View?

At present, I find it a requirement to exit the Markdown Editor or leave the editor window for the newly typed text to appear in the Markdown View screen.

The plugin appears to be missing the update as you type feature... or I'm missing how to configure this option.

If it doesn't exist yet, is this a feature that you are considering added?

-- L. James

L. D. James

I'm enjoying using Markdown Editor. I'd like for my DOT code blocks to render too.

Is there any chance you will be adding code block support? And specifically support for calling DOT?
graph a {
A -> B -> C;

Great plugin!
Unfortunately I can't get the nested list markdown, which is an important function for me...

+ first item
+ second item
+ third item
+ first nested item
+ second nested item
+ third nested item

(the entire nested list appears directly after 'third item', on one line without return)

The Marketplace listing states the license is LGPL:

License: LGPL

however the GitHub repository states it is EPL. Unsure which one is the right one.

I've switched from the WikiText Editor to this Markdown editor to get task tag support, but alas it doesn't seem to work or I can't get it to work.

My preferences contain this task tags list: TODO,FIXME,LATER

None of the following show in Eclipse's task list after saving an .md file:
> TODO test 1
TODO test 2
`TODO` test 3

Not sure how to make this work...