Boostnote bills itself as a note taking application for developers, but anyone in need of a Markdown application for notes would be happy with this application. Markdown support is excellent. The application’s interface is polished and intuitive, and open source clients are freely available for macOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Boostnote allows you create folders, tag notes, and export Markdown files to HTML and PDF file format.

Boostnote Markdown application

Boostnote Markdown Support

Boostnote provides support for the following Markdown elements.

Element Support Notes
Headings Yes
Paragraphs Yes
Line Breaks Yes In addition to trailing whitespace, you can also use a trailing backslash or press the Return key once to achieve the same result.
Bold Yes
Italic Yes
Blockquotes Yes
Ordered Lists Yes
Unordered Lists Yes
Code Yes
Horizontal Rules Yes
Links Yes
Images Yes
Tables Yes
Fenced Code Blocks Yes Syntax highlighting is also supported.
Footnotes Yes
Heading IDs Partial Automatically generated. There's no way to set custom heading IDs.
Definition Lists Yes
Strikethrough Yes
Task Lists Yes
Automatic URL Linking Yes
Disabling Automatic URL Linking Yes
HTML Yes By default, only outputs "safe" HTML, but you can change that setting in Preferences.

Support for Additional Syntax Elements

As an added bonus, Boostnote provides support for several obscure elements.

Element Markdown Rendered Output
Abbreviation *[HTML]: Hyper Text Markup Language
The HTML specification is maintained by the W3C.
The HTML specification is maintained by the W3C.
Emoji :joy: 😂
Subscript H~2~O H2O
Superscript X^2^ X2

See Also

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