Friday, July 2, 2010

Allow me to recommend Markdown

John Gruber and Aaron Swartz's Markdown is a plain and open tool for making blogging and other webby things easy and fun. It lets you represent the most common HTML tags that would be used in day-to-day web writing as intuitive punctuation. For example, instead of linking to Markdown by writing

<a href="

I write


I think the simplest way to use it on a Mac is to copy Markdown text to the clipboard, then run the following script:


A marked-down copy of your text will then be on the clipboard. I pop up Launchbar to call the script in a jiffy, and using a clipboard with history helps manage the whole mess.

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