Madoko is a fast Markdown processor for writing professional articles, books, manuals, webpages and presentations, with a focus on simplicity and plain text readability. You can use Madoko to write complex documents in Markdown and get beautiful PDF and HTML output. Madoko is a Javascript Markdown processor written in Koka. It started out as a demo program for the new, strongly typed, Koka language and the name comes from “Markdown in Koka.”

Madoko can both be run locally as a command-line program or on to take advantage of storage and collaboration features. Madoko integrates seamlessly with Dropbox, Github, and OneDrive. It automatically synchronizes all changes in the cloud. This way, your document is always available from any device. The online editor can also edit files on the local disk, or run LaTeX locally, using the Madoko local program.

Madoko editor interface

Madoko implements extensions like Github Flavored Markdown, pandoc, Markdown Extra, and multi-markdown, and it adds other useful features for writing academic and industrial documents.

In Madoko, tabs are considered to be equivalent to 4 spaces. It’s best to configure your editor to view tabs as 4 spaces wide or documents may look off.

Madoko Markdown Support

Madoko provides support for the following Markdown elements.

Element Support Notes
Headings Yes
Paragraphs Yes
Line Breaks Yes
Bold Yes
Italic Yes
Blockquotes Yes
Ordered Lists Yes
Unordered Lists Yes
Code Yes
Horizontal Rules Yes
Links Yes
Images Partial Images can be dropped into the document to be automatically uploaded and linked to a sub-directory of the document’s folder. Just watch the file size as images larger than about 1Mb are rejected by the Madoko server.
Tables Yes Madoko significantly extends the table syntax of basic Markdown.
Fenced Code Blocks Yes
Syntax Highlighting Yes Internally, Madoko uses the Monarch library to do syntax highlighting.
Footnotes Yes
Heading IDs Yes
Definition Lists Yes
Strikethrough Yes
Task Lists Yes
Emoji (copy and paste) Yes
Emoji (shortcodes) No
Highlight No
Subscript No
Superscript No
Automatic URL Linking Yes
Disabling Automatic URL Linking No
HTML Partial See the Madoko Reference for more information on custom blocks.
Take your Markdown skills to the next level.

Learn Markdown in 60 pages. Designed for both novices and experts, The Markdown Guide book is a comprehensive reference that has everything you need to get started and master Markdown syntax.

Get the Book
Want to learn more Markdown?

Don't stop now! 🚀 Star the GitHub repository and then enter your email address below to receive new Markdown tutorials via email. No spam!