software (if needed)
- MarkDrop by Culturezoo, in the Mac App Store
- TextWrangler by Bare Bones Software, in the Mac App Store
- Textdown in the chrome webstore
- emacs, standard on linux; easy to find
for windows and Mac.
- gedit, near-standard on linux, and comes with a markdown mode.
Markdown is much easier to compose than html;
as proof, compare the view source form
of this web page with the
raw markdown text.
(file, as it is written.
It's easy to embed
math, though your readers
will need to install some fonts.
For a very similar idea, see this same page,
but in a strapdown.js