How to preview Markdown in Evernote with Marked.app
Users of Postach.io who choose to write their articles in Markdown might find it difficult to get their formatting right the first time (unless they happen to be a proficient Markdown writer) due to the lack of previewing in the app or on the web version. Before Postach.io, I used to write my blog posts in Sublime Text 2 and use the Marked.app Preview plugin which allows me to preview my Markdown-written post in Marked.app.
This seemed like a great solution, until I moved my blogging to Evernote and Postach.io and things got a little hairy. I began to realize that I couldn’t preview my Markdown easily without copy-pasting back into Sublime Text 2 and previewing from there. I needed a more clean solution, and quick.
After some Googling I found a way to get Evernote to make a local cached copy of the current note I was working on, complete with CMD+S ‘Save’ support. This solution solved my Markdown previewing issue but didn’t hit the nail quite on the head in terms of automation, so I utilized a builtin OS X feature of running a
LaunchAgent and now I never have to worry about manually starting the python script as it starts automatically when I login!
Follow the steps laid out in my Github gist.
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