# Markdown

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain-text-formatting syntax, created in 2004 by John Gruber with Aaron Swartz.

The overriding design goal for Markdown's formatting syntax is to make it as readable as possible. The idea is that a Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it's been marked up with tags or formatting instructions.

  • Markdown by John Gruber where it all started.
  • Markdown Guide is a free and open-source reference guide that explains how to use Markdown, the simple and easy-to-use markup language you can use to format virtually any document.
  • TeXMe is a lightweight JavaScript utility to create self-rendering Markdown + LaTeX documents.
  • R Markdown turn your analyses into high quality documents, reports, presentations and dashboards.
  • MarkDeep is a technology for writing plain text documents that will look good in any web browser, whether local or remote. It supports diagrams, calendars, equations, and other features as extensions of Markdown syntax.