Released: Markdown for Keyboard Maestro 2
I’m proud to introduce the new version of Markdown for Keyboard Maestro. A Macro Library that helps you write Markdown.
Thanks to @nuclearzenfire for beta testing!
Main improvement areas for version 2 were:
- Speed enhancements
- Usability enhancements
- Improvements for international users
Checkout all new features here.
My favorite changes:
- First of all, the macros now have shiny icons, the menu is sorted, macros have been renamed, there’s a help included. I think that’s a pretty huge improvement by itself.
- The New Link macro now pulls the URL’s
<title>tag, in case you don’t provide your own.
- Macro: I often find that I have to restructure text. So v2 now allows you to choose a new header level each run. Just highlight a heading, execute the macro and say header level 4. If the heading was
##the new level will be
####. The two
#’s will be removed.
- Preview and convert: A simple macro that allows instant preview of selected text in Marked. And one that converts selected text to Markdown, without replacing text.1
The Wiki contains full documentation. Please note that you have to install the Wrap Text Plugin separately.
As for the name, I decided that I want this to be referred to as “Markdown for Keyboard Maestro”. It sounds appropriate, simple, minimal. Please use “#km-markdown” or “#kmmarkdown” on social networks.
Links are now created using a sub-group and a palette. The shortcut is ⌃⌥l to bring up the palette. Here you have 1, 2, and 3 as options for links. Why not more of this? I don’t like this kind of macro execution. A shortcut ⌃E followed by ⌃K to do something just doesn’t feel modern to me. I don’t like Emacs. We’re done with that.
In any case. Download the new version and enjoy the enhanced writing experience!
EDIT: I just updated to MultiMarkdown 4.2 and saw that it adds support for superscript (
^) and subscript (
~). So a super-late addition are two macros for these.
Note that replacing text is optional. Simply enable the “Keystroke ⌘V” action. ↩