When comparing Markdown Plus vs IntelliJ IDEA, the Slant community recommends IntelliJ IDEA for most people. In the question“What are the best Markdown editors for OS X?” IntelliJ IDEA is ranked 24th while Markdown Plus is ranked 39th.
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Pro Support for table of contents
Markdown Plus can easily create a clear table of contents.
Pro Good support and updates
Also provides a separate app for Markdown display only with same specs: Markdown Mate
Pro Custom containers
Supports 4 custom containers (success, info, warning, danger).
Pro Extended Markdown
Extended Markdown is supported.
Pro Supports multiple markdown
- Task Lists
- Math Formula
- Flowchart Syntax
- Sequence Diagram Syntax
- Gantt Diagram Syntax
Pro Great Java Support
Pro A good editor for test-driven development
Pro Markdown support with preview
Pro Great TypeScript support
Really good support for importing classes, libraries, etc. into a typescript class. Making it easy to do TDD.
Pro Angular CLI support
Pro Supports PHP quite well
Pro Good BASH script support
Con Not free
Unlike some other comparable apps, Markdown Plus isn't free and has a purchase price of $14,99.
Con No email encryption
Does not encrypt email when exporting to HTML.
Con Exports to 4 different media
Markdown Plus can export to HTML, PNG, PDF and Paginated PDF.
Consumes more resources than VSCode etc. But depending on your use-case, it can still be worth it for the benefits you get with this editor.
Con Autocomplete does not work while IntelliJ is indexing
But this, in general, is not much of an issue. Usually after npm install, etc.
Con Is not free
But it does have a free version (Community Edition).