“Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).”
— John Gruber, creator of Markdown.
Markdown is a simple formatting syntax inspired by plain text emails. With markdown, you can format your text without using the mouse, remembering complex commands or diving into code. It is a natural fit for Textbox.io – we want to keep you focused on the task at hand: writing.
Textbox.io takes the markdown concept one step further. Upon entering markdown, the Textbox.io editor instantly translates the markdown into the intended formatting.
In this way, typing:
# Make me a Heading
Is translated (upon pressing the enter key) to a heading tag.
Neat huh? We think its a huge productivity boost! Give these a try:
*italic text* to create: italic text
**bold text** to create: bold text
* unordered list start
1. numbered list start
For a full breakdown of markdown syntax supported in Texbox.io, check out the help dialog within the editor. You can create hyperlinks, insert images and more.