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Markdown Here (browser extension)

#1 Post by Midas » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:39 am

Markdown Here is an OSS browser extension designed to "help you to write email more quickly and powerfully than you thought possible"; it's available for Chrome/Chromium (and recent versions of Opera), Firefox (and Pale Moon), Thunderbird (and Postbox or Icedove), and Safari,. It works with the web interfaces of services like Gmail, Google Groups, Hotmail, Yahoo (some limitations), Evernote, Blogger, Wordpress, and Postbox.
http://markdown-here.com/ author wrote:With no extra effort on your part, Markdown Here eliminates all the hassle of formatting email. Empowerment through simplicity.
Download current v2.9.1 from http://markdown-here.com/get.html.

Source and more info @ http://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here.
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#2 Post by Midas » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:57 am

In case you're left wondering what is Markdown really about, here's the crash course... ;)

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# MARKDOWN CHEATSHEET (based on http://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/wiki/Markdown-Cheatsheet)

(Original MD spec is @ http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax)

## HEADERS

# H1
## H2
### H3
#### H4
##### H5
###### H6

Alternatively, for H1 and H2, an underline-ish style:

Alt-H1
======

Alt-H2
------


## EMPHASIS

Emphasis, aka italics, with *asterisks* or _underscores_.

Strong emphasis, aka bold, with **asterisks** or __underscores__.

Combined emphasis with **asterisks and _underscores_**.

Strikethrough uses two tildes. ~~Scratch this.~~


## BLOCKQUOTES

> Blockquotes are very handy in email to emulate reply text.
> This line is part of the same quote.

Quote break.

> This is a very long line that will still be quoted properly when it wraps. Oh boy let's keep writing to make sure this is long enough to actually wrap for everyone. Oh, you can *put* **Markdown** into a blockquote. 


## LISTS

(In this example, extraneous spaces are shown with with dots: ·)

1. First ordered list item
2. Another item
···* Unordered sub-list. 
1. Actual numbers don't matter, just that it's a number
···1. Ordered sub-list
4. And another item.

···You can have properly indented paragraphs within list items. Notice the blank line above, and the leading spaces (at least one, but we'll use three here to also align the raw Markdown).

···To have a line break without a paragraph, you will need to use two trailing spaces.··
···Note that this line is separate, but within the same paragraph.··
···(This is contrary to the typical GFM line break behaviour, where trailing spaces are not required.)

* Unordered list can use asterisks
- Or minuses
+ Or pluses


## HORIZONTAL RULE

Three or more...

---

Hyphens

***

Asterisks

___

Underscores


## LINKS

There are two ways to create links:

[I'm an inline-style link](https://www.google.com)

[I'm an inline-style link with title](https://www.google.com "Google's Homepage")

[I'm a reference-style link][Arbitrary case-insensitive reference text]

[I'm a relative reference to a repository file](../blob/master/LICENSE)

[You can use numbers for reference-style link definitions][1]

Or leave it empty and use the [link text itself]

Some text to show that the reference links can follow later.

[arbitrary case-insensitive reference text]: https://www.mozilla.org
[1]: http://slashdot.org
[link text itself]: http://www.reddit.com


## IMAGES

Here's a logo (hover to see the title text):

Inline-style: 
![alt text](https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/raw/master/src/common/images/icon48.png "Logo Title Text 1")

Reference-style: 
![alt text][logo]

[logo]: https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/raw/master/src/common/images/icon48.png "Logo Title Text 2"


## INLINE HTML

You can also use raw HTML in your Markdown, and it'll mostly work pretty well.

<dl>
  <dt>Definition list</dt>
  <dd>Is something people use sometimes.</dd>

  <dt>Markdown in HTML</dt>
  <dd>Does *not* work **very** well. Use HTML <em>tags</em>.</dd>
</dl>


## BACKSLASH ESCAPES
(http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#backslash)

Markdown allows you to use backslash escapes to generate literal characters which would otherwise have special meaning in Markdown’s formatting syntax. For example, if you wanted to surround a word with literal asterisks (instead of an HTML <em> tag), you can use backslashes before the asterisks, like this:

\*literal asterisks\*


## TABLES

Tables aren't part of the core Markdown spec, but they are part of GFM and Markdown Here supports them. They are an easy way of adding tables to your email -- a task that would otherwise require copy-pasting from another application.

Colons can be used to align columns.

| Tables        | Are           | Cool  |
| ------------- |:-------------:| -----:|
| col 3 is      | right-aligned | $1600 |
| col 2 is      | centered      |   $12 |
| zebra stripes | are neat      |    $1 |

The outer pipes (|) are optional, and you don't need to make the raw Markdown line up prettily. You can also use inline Markdown.

Markdown | Less | Pretty
--- | --- | ---
*Still* | `renders` | **nicely**
1 | 2 | 3
Mardown Here has extra functions for code highlighting and a live interactive demo at http://www.markdown-here.com/livedemo.html...

There's also an unrelated online editor called Markable at http://markable.in/editor/.

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