Dillinger is an online Markdown editor. Like StackEdit, it loads right in your web browser, so there’s no need to download and install an application on your computer. Dillinger has two panes: the editor on the left, and the live preview on the right. The split panes make it easy to see what Markdown-formatted text looks like.
Dillinger provides excellent Markdown support. Unfortunately, the export options are not customizable and the file saving features are a bit flaky. And since Dillinger loads in your web browser, it’s entirely dependent on a consistent internet connection. If your internet connection goes down or your web browser crashes, you could lose your work. For those reasons, Dillinger is best used for experimentation and quick note taking.
The application uses the markdown-it Markdown processor.
Dillinger provides support for the following Markdown elements.
|Line Breaks||Partial||The Markdown syntax (trailing whitespace) is not supported, but you can press the Return key once to achieve the same result.|
|Images||Yes||There’s no ability to upload images — you’ll need to store the images on another server.|
|Fenced Code Blocks||Yes|
|Heading IDs||Partial||Automatically generated. There’s no way to set custom heading IDs.|
|Task Lists||Yes||You don’t have to use dashes. Just use brackets (e.g.,
|Emoji (copy and paste)||Yes|
|Automatic URL Linking||Yes|
|Disabling Automatic URL Linking||Yes|
As an added bonus, Dillinger provides support for several obscure elements.
||The HTML specification is maintained by the W3C.|
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