If you blog, write or create any form of text-related content for the web, you must already be aware of Markdown. It is a very popular plain text formatting syntax that can be used to create formatted text easily and convert it to valid HTML.
In easier words, Markdown is what you should use to make your life easy if you work with formatted text on a regular basis.
So what exactly is Markdown? As already mentioned, Markdown offers a simple plain text formatting syntax that can convert text to valid HTML. Even though it is a decade old, Markdown has not shrunk in popularity, in fact it’s rising.
Created by John Gruber, Markdown can be used to write notes, documents, blog posts, technical specifications, and virtually anything else that might require a writing workflow.
Why would one use Markdown, you might ask?