It’s been a while since I looked at Brett Terpstra’s Markdown Service Tools, even though I write in markdown every day. He’s been busy! They might not be as flashy as his signature Marked app, but they’re very, very useful.
Version 2.11 of the pack now includes an incredible selection of tools that come in very, very handy if you happen to use markdown in your writing. And now that WordPress‘s Jetpack plugin package includes a markdown module, it’s even more handy (there have been markdown plugins available for a long time, of course, but I like the Jetpack implementation better).
The best part is that these work in whatever program (or browser window) you’re writing in because they’re installed as Mac service. So whether you like Byword, MarsEdit, IA Writer, Scrivener, or MS Word, these come to the rescue.
You can also assign keyboard shortcuts, just as you would for any Mac service.
If you write in markdown, they’re definitely worth checking out. You can find them here.
And while you’re at it, it’s also worth taking a look at his very useful markdown conversion and preview utility, Marked 2.