Mark Text – simple and elegant open source Markdown editor

Last Updated on January 6, 2023


Mark Text is high quality open source software. The WYSIWYG edit mode with a live preview in a single pane is great.

Mark Text offers an excellent set of features, yet retains its simplicity. It’s a beautifully stylish program and easily our Markdown editor of choice even though it faces stiff competition from other open source programs.

We’re generally not fans of software using Electron. This isn’t really a criticism of Electron, but how it’s implemented. There are so many new projects using this software framework that end up being huge memory hogs. And this is hard to justify for small utilities. Mark Text’s memory footprint is fairly hefty. Just open the program and it’s gobbling about 700MB of RAM. Fortunately, Mark Text has so many redeeming features.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Mark Text Contributors
License: MIT License

Mark Text is written in JavaScript. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary

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3 years ago

Tried it.

Very poorly optimized (at least for Windows), only one file open and already at 1GB of ram!

Connor Yves
Connor Yves
3 years ago

That’s mostly a consequence of using Electron, nothing to do with the platform. The review notes that the program is a memory hog. For many users, this really isn’t a problem.

Niles B
Niles B
3 years ago
Reply to  Connor Yves

Yessir, Electron is a massive memory hog. It’s a shame there’s so much bloat around.