When comparing MarkdownPad vs Markdown Edit, the Slant community recommends Markdown Edit for most people. In the question“What are the best Markdown editors for Windows?” Markdown Edit is ranked 15th while MarkdownPad is ranked 20th. The most important reason people chose Markdown Edit is:
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Pro Allows customizing output
A custom CSS can be added to the rendered HTML to change the preview and output.
Pro Real-time HTML Preview
MarkdownPad is split in two panes. One pane is used for writing Markdown, the other shows the rendered HTML as it's written.
Pro Free and open source
Licensed under MIT.
Pro Real-time HTML preview with synchronized scrolling
Markdown Edit is split in two panes. One pane is used for writing Markdown, the other shows the rendered HTML as it's written.
Con Many features are disabled in the free version
Free version lacks features like auto-save, PDF export, Markdown tables among many others and can't be used commercially.
Con Abandoned project
Nothing from author since 03/15. Pro version preview pane crashes, no fix has been offered. See user forums.
Con Preview window crashes / does not update
Con Dead project
Con Covers taskbar when maximised
When maximised, the window covers the taskbar completely even when the taskbar is set to be on top of other windows.
Con Does not support pasting images from the clipboard (unless online)
This editor boasts that it's a desktop (i.e. offline) markdown editor where you can copy and paste images directly in the editor which is a feature that many other markdown editors struggle to implement. Unfortunately this is misleading, since the only way to paste an image in the editor is to be online. If, like many of us out there, you want to work offline, this feature will be broken as it requires an internet connection, which is weird for an editor that boasts being a desktop app!!