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For those who use Markdown regularly (other than for writing questions and answers on StackExchange), what workflows do you use when working with Markdown-formatted text files, and why? What tools/applications do you use, for what purpose(s), and why do you like them?

I'm interested in Mac-, Windows-, and Linux-based answers, and even hybrid workflows (e.g. a PC with an iPad or iPhone).

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Hi Adam, how is this a PP question and not a software/app question? –  Dmitry Selitskiy Jul 26 '11 at 7:06
    
@Lri Web Apps, SO, some other place? I just can't see PP here. –  Dmitry Selitskiy Jul 26 '11 at 19:58
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@Dmitry see this post under the meta FAQ question, where questions on workflow can be voted as on or off topic. I've also edited the workflow tag wiki to better explain why I believe this category of question should be on topic for the site by showing why it's a bad fit for other SE sites. –  Adam Wuerl Jul 27 '11 at 10:45
    
@Adam good point in the meta. Still not too sure about htis specific question but that's just imho :) –  Dmitry Selitskiy Jul 27 '11 at 20:57
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Both Emacs and Vim have excellent markdown modes, Emacs Markdown mode and Markdown Vim mode respectively. For processing I prefer Pandoc since it's cross-platform and has a lot of different output formats. If the 'task' requires more than one file I automate the generation process using Rake.

You can also use a hack to make Org-mode use Markdown-style hash-sign headings to enable Org-mode features. Unfortunately Org-mode doesn't support export to Markdown yet.

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Pandoc is good tool. But for editing I use Gonzo. It's a Adobe Air software, so you can use it on MAC, Windows, Linux. I'm not sure it runs on iOS or Android. It has shortcuts and spell checking, split pre-view. For writing longer SE Q&A's, Wikipedia articles etc it's perfect and Pandoc gives you option to transform into many formats.

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