Justmd – A Lightweight Cross-Platform Markdown Editor

We have written on a couple of Markdown editors so far but not on this one, and I don’t think you have heard about it yet because it is pretty much a new project so read on.

Justmd is a simple, lightweight, cross-platform, and electron-based application with a focus on creating and managing smart documents. Its best features include its live preview mode which comes along with synchronized scrolling as well as smart copying and pasting of images, words and HTML.

I suppose its name stands for “Just Markdown” because that is virtually the only feature the app supports (apart from plain text, of course).

Justmd Markdown Editor
Justmd Markdown Editor

Features in Justmd

  • Freeware: Justmd is free for everyone to download and use.
  • Cross-Platform: All Windows, Linux, and Mac users can enjoy the coolness of Justmd.
  • Open Source: Contribute to its source code on GitHub.
  • A minimalist and intuitive User Interface.
  • Synchronized scrolling.
  • Copy and paste HTML.
  • Copy and paste images.
  • Copy and paste text directly into markdown editor.
  • Support for UML/flowchart.
  • Support for Tex math support.
  • Export notes to HTML.
  • Export notes to PDF.
  • An optimized performance for handling large files.

Since the aim of this project seems to be just for users interested in creating and editing Markdown text, I wouldn’t be held by my collar if I am not hopeful of a whole range of features that are out of the box. At best, what users will get might be performance and UI improvements.


i38, the developer, recently open-sourced Justmd so that enthusiasts all over the world can contribute to making Justmd far greater than it was set to be initially.

Also, the GitHub page lists some awesome features that are in Justmd’s immediate future including a splitter, flowcharts and Sequence diagrams using JavaScript. Now is a good time to grab yourself a copy.

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When your download is complete just unzip the package and run justmd. Don’t forget to give us feedback on your experience with the app after you use it.

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6 thoughts on “Justmd – A Lightweight Cross-Platform Markdown Editor”

  1. Typora has been the Markdown editor I have become the most comfortable using. Sadly, it remains proprietary which keeps me looking for alternatives. I have found a couple that almost get there. Ghost Markdown has what it takes but I haven’t become used it. I default back to Typora rather easily, I’m afraid.
    Justmd worked surprisingly well for being limited in scope. Maybe, that is just the point and if so, Justmd scores in making it.
    Now that Justmd is FOSS, I will keep my eye on its development. Thanks, Martins.

    It appears you have returned from MacOSland. If so, welcome back!

    • We’ve increased the scope of FossMint so I steer away from Linux every now and then. But thank you for your constructive feedback as always.

      Have you checked out MindForger?

  2. >> Freeware: Justmd is free for everyone to download and use.

    Is it truly “freeware” and not GPL or MIT or BSD one of the other licenses? Public domain? I didn’t find a license or copyright notice on their website.


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