Markdown Here: Use Markdown Text In Gmail & Have It Rendered [Chrome]

Umar 25-05-2013

Markdown is a language that web developers use to edit text in webpages and other text-related designs. Because of its ease of use, many developers prefer using Markdown over HTML or other text options. If you are looking for a way to use Markdown while sending emails, you should check out a tool called Markdown Here.


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Markdown Here is a free to use browser extension compatible with the Google Chrome web browser. The extension makes it possible for you to employ Markdown while you are composing your emails in Gmail. What you need to do is open the compose email box and then type down any Markdown text. You can then right click on the empty space in the email and then select the “Markdown Toggle” option from the resulting context menu.

Once you do this, the Markdown text you have typed down is transformed into its normal equivalent i.e. text effects are added as per Markdown syntax. If only a part of your text has Markdown text, then you can highlight that particular part before you select the Markdown Toggle option. If you feel like you made a syntax error and that you need to edit the text you typed, you can right click in the empty space again and click on the same “Markdown Toggle” option to revert the text to its original form.

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In this very simple way, you are able to use Markdown text editing while composing emails within Gmail on the Google Chrome web browser.



  • A user friendly browser extension.
  • Compatible with Google Chrome.
  • Converts your Markdown text into its formatted text equivalent.
  • Can revert markdown text to its original form.
  • Works in email composition box of Gmail.

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  1. Adam Pritchard
    May 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you for the very nice write-up. (I'm the author of Markdown Here.)

    I'd like to add that Markdown Here also supports Firefox, Thunderbird, Safari, and Postbox. And it also works in Google Groups, Yahoo mail, and Hotmail/Outlook (as well as in the Evernote web interface, to a lesser degree).

    You can get the various versions here: