Markdown text editor, what to choose?

MarkDown is defined, by the word of it’s creator John Gruber in this way:

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

In the last couple of years the number of people declaring to be passionate users of this way of writing is slowly but steadily increasing, counting also some prominent names in the web designers’ world, and especially among those into everything Apple

And it’s for this platform, in fact, that I can list the major number of available Markdown editors; between then the ones I know are  Mou, Byword, Marked, iA Writer

Each one of those makes as a strong point in it’s features list the focus-on-writing, distraction-free mode. The ability to be ubiquitous on every Apple device you own no matter what … ‘desktop’ or iDevice alike, thanks to iCloud support or, using the universal operating system support given by Dropbox even on other platforms, for example the free MarkdownPad editor for Microsoft Windows.

My point is, Mou app excluded, all the afore mentioned apps are sold via Mac AppStore and not available as try-before-buy. Choosing a software via it’s screenshot it’s not my usual modus-operandi and, even if each one of those is cheap per se, “wasting money” is not good in these economical crisis.

So here’s my question, which feature makes YOU choose a tool instead of another? Is the MultiMarkdown capability, the “live preview”, the ease and quality of the exported html file? What else?

I’m waiting comments on this!!!

P.S. = this post was written entirely in Markdown with Mou, then exporting the genrated HTML code, with just a little editing of the superflous parts, given the WordPress text-area editor capabilities.


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