Takashi Yoshida
Takashi Yoshida

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  • mac
  • markdown
  • automation

I came across Brett Terpstra’s New in the Markdown Service Tools: in-place Markdown to RTF - BrettTerpstra.com this morning. He has a collection of nice Markdown-related services. I typically take notes in Markdown format and had a number of them stored in Yojimbo. Unfortunately, Yojimbo does not rendar Markdown text so I always wished there’s a simple way to enter Markdown text in Yojimbo and have it rendered nicely.

So after finding the Markdown Service Tools, I installed md - Convert - MultiMarkdown to RTF immediately to try some few Markdown text. Unfortunately, it did not work with my samples of Markdown text, always giving unhelpful error message. Even though I already had multimarkdown installed via Homebrew, it just did not work on my Mac.

After messing with the Automator this afternoon, I replaced multimarkdown and textutil with pandoc instead. Once I figured out how to develop macOS service with Automator, I have got macOS service that converts selected Markdown text into RTF (in Yojimbo and other apps).