How to Use Markdown Everywhere

- 2 mins

I haven’t always loved plain text syntax. Once I embraced git as the langua franca of IT Operations, I knew that made Markdown required knowledge. Fast forward a few years and many thousands of lines later and I’m in love.

For instance, the fact that **bold** renders as bold no matter where I type it and no amount of copy-and-pasting will make the format change is just too tempting to pass up. With that in mind, here’s my collection of handy applications and conversion tools I keep around. The meaty part comes from converting from non-Markdown to Markdown, so dive right into that if you’re interested.

Writing in Markdown

Todoist is Markdown Magic

Converting Non-Markdown to Markdown

Medium exports is dope

References when you get stuck

Markdown takes time to internalize, and there’s no shame in looking it up (I still look up how to link to an image on a regular basis). My frequently visited sites:

What are you using Markdown to do? Share tools or recommendations with me!

Matthew Broberg

Matthew Broberg

technical community builder

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