An easy, lightweight markup language and tool for converting text to HTML. The main idea of creating Markdown was to have a readable text that is not obviously tagged. The tool’s features can be extended (e.g., adding tables or lists) via other similar markup languages.
|First released||March 19, 2004|
|Developed by||John Gruber and Aaron Swarz|
|Latest stable version||Markdown 1|
Some people consider Markdown to be abandonware, meaning that the author of the product does not provide any support for it.