Month: January 2015

Using goals and statistics with SmartDown

There are a lot of situations where you need to write a document of a given size. SmartDown helps you for this task by providing statistics and goals.


We wanted for SmartDown accurate statistics. Hence they are generated on the transformed Markdown text and not on the raw source, which mean #,*,… are not taken into account. SmartDown also supports meta-data (goal: is one of them, see below). meta-data are also filtered out to calculate statistics. By default, SmartDown only shows the number of words in your document. You can access to more details by clicking it. You will then more information such as sentences and reading time.
Using statistics with SmartDown

Using statistics with SmartDown


To define a goal, simply enter in the first line of your document the following line: goal: xx units where: – xx is the number of units you want to reach – unit is either word or sentence Once you’ve entered this line, SmartDown automatically analyse it and enter in Goal Mode.
Using goal in SmartDown

Using goal in SmartDown

Your progress is recalculated automatically each time you modify the document is shown at the bottom of your document. You can click on the progress bar to show the Goal popup where you can get the completion percentage.

SmartDown, the new (Multi)Markdown editor for Mac

We are proud to present SmartDown, the new (Multi)Markdown editor for Mac.

Why another Markdown editor?

A lot of good Markdown editors already exist in the market. So why creating a new one? The answer is simple : we had (and still have) a lot of ideas for a better MarkDown editor and no one provide them. In some cases, the feature already exists but not in the form we expected. We came to the conclusion that we had to create our own MarkDown editor.

Full markdown support

We wanted to have a complete MarkDown support. SmartDown has Multi-MarkDown and Critic Markup capabilities. You can use tables, footnotes, and everything making MarkDown on steroids.

The union between a MarkDown editor and an outliner

We were thinking since a long time to have an editor where document can be automatically folded/unfolded at each header (or sub header level). This is now a reality.

Your MarkDown editor

We do not wanted to impose our vision of the editor. Hence we focussed to provide enough preferences to let you customize it, in order to make YOUR editor.