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I really like Markdown for its simplicity and the fact that it allow to write text-based documents with very few requirements: You just need a text editor (mine is Emacs but this doesn’t really matter).

Long ago, I wrote a little post entitled Markdown everywhere, when I started evolving from old typesetting habits ($\LaTeX$ or Context) to more simplified markup languages (before Markdown, I used to use Asciidoc). For more elaborated ideas on combining $\TeX$ and Markdown, please see How I stopped worrying and started using Markdown like $\TeX$. I still like $\TeX$-based documents, because it offers so much flexibility and great rendering options; here is an example with a custom Context template. Now, it is clear that Markdown gained enough popularity to come in various flavors as the main texting tools in several software, e.g., the R statistical software.

There are a number of great review of available software to edit and process Markdown files. For example, here are two recent articles I found with little Googling: