A cross platform, extensible markdown editor for technical writers.
Writing technical documents should not be hard
Draftdown takes the difficulty out of writing technical documents making it easy to write your content quickly in markdown then export to other formats like word, html or pdf*.
Simple things that are a pain in other applications, such as embedding code snippets into microsoft word, or trying to quickly mock up a diagram to show a system flow. These things should not be hard or time consuming, and Draftdown simplifies your workflow so you can easily write your technical documents and just export them hassle free.
This being said it also supports common standards and 3rd party flavours like LeanPup, Penflip and common markdown extensions to give you a simple one stop tool for creating any type of documents you need.
* some functionality is still being developed or in testing
For Windows 7+ 64-bit, or get the 32-bit version
For Linux 64-bit, or get the 32-bit version
Since version 0.1.12 we have added our first iteration support for projects, this allows you to load up your leanpub, penflip and other markdown based projects within the editor, making it easier to keep track of all files and images. More features will be added to this as we continue development.
And Much Much More
We have only touched the surface of DraftDown there is much more available now and to come:
- Export to PDF, Word (Doc), Html
- Support for multiple markdown flavours (such as LeanPub’s Markua)
- Support for custom themes
- Make your own plugins and custom markdown rules
- Custom settings to alter the editor, i.e. hide line numbers, hide preview, re-size viewing panes.