I am searching for a Markdown Editor that has these features:

  • Works online & offline
  • Real-time collaboratiion (just like Google Docs)
  • Live preview
  • Commenting feature
  • WYSIWYG controls

Thanks in advance

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    Google Drive is one but I think you probably already know it, but why would you like another one? Jan 6, 2018 at 17:03
  • Can you have real-time collaboration that is offline? Jan 6, 2018 at 21:37
  • @S.Mitchell that's a good question. I guess you can, but then you need a very good merging tool
    – Adriano
    Jan 8, 2018 at 10:38
  • @CherryPlaysRoblox Google Drive is the road I took in the end, with the integration of StackEdit (see my answer below)
    – Adriano
    Jan 8, 2018 at 10:39

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In a nutshell

I decided to use StackEdit within Google Drive.

So far StackEdit has been great. It takes a little while to load up (5-10 sec) a given doc, but once it's loaded the experience is extremely enjoyable.

How to connect StackEdit with Google Drive

You can watch this video tutorial, or follow the steps below.

1st step: click on “connect more apps”

1st step: click on “connect more apps”

2nd step: search for “StackEdit” & click on “+connect”

2nd step: search for “StackEdit” & click on “+connect”

3rd step: use it by: “create a new doc” and choose the "StackEdit" option

3rd step: use it by: “create a new doc” and choose the "StackEdit" option

Various Collaborative Online Markdown Editors

These are the interesting solutions I came across.


  • http://stackedit.io
  • Platforms MacOS, Linux, Windows
  • has both Markdown syntax highlighting and near-realtime preview, as well as integrating with Google Drive and Dropbox for file synchronisation
  • works online & offline + real-time collaboration + commenting + WYSIWYG controls + Live preview + spell checking + customizable UI + more
  • synchronize your documents on Google Drive, Dropbox or to publish them on GitHub, Blogger…
  • people say it’s not being developed anymore https://github.com/benweet/stackedit/issues/1071 but then StackEdit just launched a beta version of the 5th version



  • https://hackmd.io
  • simple markdown-aware editor + live preview + simultaneous editing
  • maybe issues with simultaneous editing


  • Can you share your markdown with a link on stackedit? Apr 30, 2021 at 20:15

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