Notable is a bare-bones note taking application with excellent Markdown support. Free for desktop use, Notable is designed for people who like to see Markdown-formatted text while they’re typing. There’s no live editor here. It’s just you and raw text. You can click the Edit button to switch between the editor and preview screen — a handy feature when you’re reading through your notes.

Notable Markdown application

One of Notable’s best features, if you can call it that, is the lack of features. There’s no need to create an account, and there’s no synchronization feature. Some might see that as a limitation, but it does eliminate the possibility of your files being compromised on a third-party server.

But without a doubt, Notable’s best feature is that it doesn’t manipulate your Markdown files in any way — they’re stored on your computer in the same format you see in Notable. If you decide later that you don’t like Notable, you can take your Markdown files and do anything with them.

The application uses the markdown-it Markdown processor.

Notable Markdown Support

Notable provides support for the following Markdown elements.

Element Support Notes
Headings Yes
Paragraphs Yes
Line Breaks Yes In addition to trailing whitespace, you can also use a trailing backslash or press the Return key once to achieve the same result.
Bold Yes
Italic Yes
Blockquotes Yes
Ordered Lists Yes
Unordered Lists Yes
Code Yes
Horizontal Rules Yes
Links Yes
Images Yes
Tables Yes
Fenced Code Blocks Yes
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Footnotes Yes
Heading IDs Partial Automatically generated. There’s no way to set custom heading IDs.
Definition Lists No
Strikethrough Yes
Task Lists Yes
Emoji (copy and paste) Yes
Emoji (shortcodes) Yes
Highlight No
Subscript Yes
Superscript Yes
Automatic URL Linking Yes
Disabling Automatic URL Linking Yes

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