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I'd like to use Markdown for documents to be exchanged with a colleague of mine. The ideal workflow would be IMHO editing the source in any plaintext editor while simultaneously viewing it in a browser. The client viewer should be able to redraw the text after each save automatically, and ideally even always switch to the most recent source file (so I don't need to navigate there manually).

It'd be nice if I could (was allowed) modify the viewer a bit, things like using trailing spaces for line breaks are really terrible (I don't see them, my editor strips them, git complains about them, etc.).

I'm interested in a software capable of this and easy to modify, and also in your opinions on the described workflow.

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What operating system are you using? If you use Mac OS X, try TextMate. Edit the document, and press Ctrl-Option-Command-P to open or refresh the Markdown preview. – Daniel Beck Feb 27 '11 at 12:43
I'm using Linux and Windows. I'm looking for a OS-independent browser-only solution. – maaartinus Feb 27 '11 at 12:59
From the point of view of a humble programmer, I think it could be done with a small AJAX application. If I were you, I would post it in Stack Overflow. – ATorras Feb 27 '11 at 13:50
If this is to be migrated, please edit your question to be more suited for Stack Overflow. I would like to have a clean and clear question before we migrate. Once you are finished, go ahead and just flag for moderator attention again and we will make it happen. – Troggy Mar 2 '11 at 19:29
@ATorras: If I were to program it,I'd maybe ask on SO. However, I wanted a sort of out-of-the-box solution and thus I think it's better placed here. – maaartinus Sep 11 '12 at 19:11
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The software I was looking for is markdownj, written in my favorite language and BSD-licensed.

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