What’s New

See the full changelog for more details.

The latest stuff

  • Spelling and Grammar checking (In App Purchase)
  • Custom global shortcuts
  • Internal Help browser
    • Smart search
    • API and URL scheme interface for deep linking
    • Help hooks into main menu help search with live results
  • New preferences
    • disable readability processing
    • visualize manual page breaks
    • use system find pasteboard
    • Preference to use ⌘E to use selection for Find
    • break page after TOC
    • export font size
    • font size/color for print headers and footers
    • New typography features (orphans/widows)
  • Additional formats support/improvements
    • MindNode
    • Xcode Swift Playground
    • Scrivener (Recognize page breaks, line breaks, internal links and embedded images, comments)
    • Fountain (forced elements, toggle comment visibility)
  • Report Issue command to gather prefs and create bug report
  • Revamped welcome screen with quick config

More stuff

  • Support for MultiMarkdown TOC syntax
  • Prevent orphaned headlines at end of page for print/export
  • url handler additions (help/page, preferences/pane, quick overview)
  • Handle JSON array for pre/processor metadata
  • Preprocess text before reading meta
  • Readability stats update for selected text
  • Instant theme and syntax style updates without refresh
  • Syntax validation for MathJax configuration field
  • Improved autoscroll
  • Improved debugging and logging output
  • Tokenized folder extensions
  • Improvements to the floating stats panel
  • PDF export improvements
    • Continuous output trimming
    • Define width for continous output
    • Compression options for reduced file size
  • RTF copy/export improvements (this isn’t the big one, it’s coming soon)
  • Progress feedback when syntax highlighting large documents
  • Most preference changes no longer require refreshing open documents
  • Improved network availability check and link validation
  • Popup editors for advanced configurations (MathJax, additional CSS)
  • Outline view improvements for Markdown formatted documents
  • improved handling of return focus with x-success url handler
  • Minimap improvements
  • Export palette can scroll horizontally
  • OPML support
  • Outline mode
  • Automatic link validation
  • Exclude footnotes, citations, and/or code blocks from word count
  • Detachable “Document Statistics” panel
  • Textbundle format support (Ulysses 3, iThoughts X upcoming version)
  • Specify per-document print headers and footers using MMD metadata
  • Render Leanpub “X>” blocks (error, info, exercise, etc.)
  • Previews created with the URL handler (marked://preview?text=) can now have a window and id passed to create a transient window that can be updated by successive calls
  • Streaming preview
  • export Markdown results after processing includes and running any preprocessor
  • Allow full MathJax configuration selection
  • Word count field shows selected text word count
  • Advanced stats panel that can float while working in other applications
  • Vastly improved word repetition feature with zoom overview
    • zoom out for overview
    • document available during calculation (background processing)
    • keyboard navigation, highlighting, and statistics work during visualization
    • Handles cyrillic and most UTF–16 characters
  • Revamped and redesigned text statistics generation
    • background calculation
    • Live changes to detailed stats
    • Detailed stats panel with readability scores
    • Reading time
  • Rewritten text analysis and statistics engine
  • Greatly improved speed and reduced memory consumption
  • Allow CriticMarkup setting to be per-document (Control-Shift-C)
  • Option to automatically detect CriticMarkup syntax and enable/disable processing
  • Allow word repetition (Control-Command-W) to work with non-Latin languages
  • Added selector search (*css selector) with “contains” (*p "Alice" searches for paragraph elements containing the word “Alice”)
  • Styling for error messages and Scrivener inline annotations
  • Documents with included files can now show where included files begin and end.
    • In documents using include syntax or in index files (Leanpub/mmd_merge):
      • turn on Show Boundaries Of Included File in the gear menu (^⌘B) to place a line on the left side of your preview showing where various included files start and end, including support for nested and repeated includes.
        • Hovering over the bar will show you the name of the file it represents, and clicking will open that file in the default external editor.
      • Press ⇧I within a preview to see which included file is currently visible in the viewport. Pressing Return after showing the filename will open it in your external editor.
  • Create a list of words to ignore when checking word repetition. Preferences → Proofing → Ignore Repeats
    • Option-Click a word to temporarily ignore it
      • Temporarily ignored words are collected in the lower right, click one to restore it
    • Option-Shift-Click a highlighted word to add it to the permanent ignore list in preferences and remove it from current view
  • Redesigned keyword and export drawers
  • Create blank new files and optionally open them in an external editor automatically
  • Clipboard Preview
    • Use the Save Clipboard Preview command in the File and Gear menus to turn a clipboard preview into an editable document
    • If you don’t manually save a clipboard preview, it’s considered transient and is cleaned up when the window closes.
  • “Quick Toggles” in App Menu for global preferences that you may want to switch on and off quickly.
  • CriticMarkup Preview toolbar now shows the correct word count for each tab
    • Detailed Info palette now shows correct stats for the current tab
  • ⌘{/⌘} navigation for CriticMarkup Tabs
  • Updates for Leanpub authors
    • handle Book.txt files without older “frontmatter:” requirement
  • Customizable headers and footers for print/PDF
    • variables include title, date, time, page number and page count, as well as MMD metadata tokens
    • %title will use any available MultiMarkdown Metadata “Title:” header, or fall back to the filename sans extension.
    • Choose a custom font for Print/PDF headers and footers
    • Print borders below headers and/or above footers (optional)
    • Use strftime tokens to format date/time headers and footers for print
    • %path variable for headers/footers (full document path)
    • Option to skip printing headers and footers on the first page
    • Specify a font for print headers on a specific document with “Header Font:” MultiMarkdown metadata.
  • Allow custom pre-processor when using Fountain
  • New Style: Grump (Command–9)
  • Option to hide successful validation results when validating all links
  • If “Headlines Collapse Sections” is enabled in Window preferences, holding the Command key while clicking an item in the Table of Contents will toggle the collapse for that section
  • MMD 4.5 with [%metadata] replacements
    • If you have MMD metadata at the top of your document, you can reference any key you create with [%keyname] (lowercased and without spaces) to have the value of the key inserted instead.
  • Export with included style is no longer restricted by Strip MMD Metadata preference
  • Feature to highlight malformed/incomplete Markdown elements in the preview (^⌘E / gear menu)
  • Opening a file:// url from within an open document will offer the option to open the file in the default application for that filetype
  • Opening a link to a text file will offer to open it in a new window or replace the current window
    • these selections can be made persistent
  • 3 options for handling YAML headers (Ignore, strip, convert to MMD Metadata)
  • Popups for file links with appropriate options
  • Passive Voice detection in Keyword Highlight mode
  • Marked now has a URL handler that allows you to refresh all documents or a specific document, open files, preview url encoded text or automatically paste from the clipboard.
  • The Discount processor option uses a fully GitHub Flavored Markdown compatible processor.
  • new navigation features, including the Mini Map (type “0” when viewing a document longer than 3 window lengths) and better bookmarking (Hold Option and type a number to create a bookmark that will move with the document as it changes).
  • Preserve bookmarks across refreshes and style changes
  • Add highlight navigation and highlighted word counts
  • Document scroll progress bar
  • “Fast Switcher” (type “f” for instant Table of Contents filtering and jumping)
  • New popup and overlay styling
  • Count sentences in selection
  • Accept json array in metadata for processor arguments
  • Shift-click “accordion” for collapsible headlines
  • Vastly improved scroll-to-edit
  • Print speed improved
  • Added doubled-word highlight by default

Marked 2

  • Improved keyboard navigation in Multi-column
  • Validate URLS with query strings
  • Improved MarsEdit support
  • Indicator “lights” for custom pre/processors
  • Zoom your document out for fast navigation and scrolling
  • Revamped Word Repetition Visualization
    • fully integrated into preview
    • faster, with progress bar for initial processing
    • Use Zoom for a broader overview of highlighted words throughout the document
  • New Detailed Statistics panel with reading time
  • Cyrillic support in all search/highlighting features
  • GitHub checkbox rendering
  • Improved font rendering
  • Auto-detect and enable CriticMarkup support
  • Set CriticMarkup processing per-document
  • Watch embedded images and scroll to any changes made to the image
  • Limit search by CSS selector (*h2 “Harry”)
  • Exported HTML from index files includes comments to show which document path was included for each section.
  • MultiMarkdown 4.2 built in, including inline footnotes
  • “Discount” parser option
  • New and improved search feature (⌘F)
    • case sensitive option
    • whole word option
    • regular expressions
    • CSS selector searching
  • Fountain support
  • CriticMarkup support
  • Keyword highlighting
    • Live highlighting of common/overused phrases
    • regex/wildcard search for keyword/phrase highlighting
    • Keyword drawer with match counter to easily add temporary keywords for highlighting while previewing
  • Advanced document statistics with reading time and readability indexes
  • Option to quit after last window closes
  • HTML preview improvements
    • Detect images in Markdown and HTML and watch for changes
    • Detect php include(‘file’)s and watch for changes
    • Detect JS and CSS in HTML files and add them to the watch list
  • More 3rd-Party app support
    • MarsEdit
    • VoodooPad preview current page
    • Preview clipboard
    • Watch any folder and preview the most recently changed file within it
  • Custom processor, pre-processor and additional arguments fields
  • Export palette/Export additional file types
    • export DOC, DOCX or ODT
    • Export RTFD and include images
    • Paginated PDF export option
  • Collapse/expand sections by headlines

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