The Best Markdown Static Analysis Tools (Linters/Formatters)

We rank 12 Markdown linters, code analyzers, formatters, and more. Find and compare tools like Mega-Linter, trunk, Codacy, and more. Please rate and review tools that you've used. This helps others find the best tools for their projects.

5 Markdown Tools

mdformat

CommonMark compliant Markdown formatter

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedformatter
  • 100% upvoted

markdownlint

Node.js -based style checker and lint tool for Markdown/CommonMark files.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

mdl

A tool to check Markdown files and flag style issues.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

remark-lint

Pluggable Markdown code style linter written in JavaScript.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

textlint

textlint is an open source text linting utility written in JavaScript.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

7 Multi-Language Tools

Mega-Linter

Mega-Linter can handle any type of project thanks to its 70+ embedded Linters, its advanced reporting, runnable on any CI system or locally, with assisted installation and configuration, able to apply formatting and fixes

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 68% upvoted

trunk

Modern repositories include many technologies, each with its own set of linters. With 30+ linters and counting, Trunk makes it dead-simple to identify, install, configure, and run the right linters, static analyzers, and formatters for all your repos.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • MaintainedlinterMaintainedformatter
  • 85% upvoted

Codacy

Code Analysis to ship Better Code, Faster.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 72% upvoted

Unibeautify

Universal code beautifier with a GitHub app. Supports HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, JSX, Vue, C++, Go, Objective-C, Java, Python, PHP, GraphQL, Markdown, and more.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedservice
  • Maintainedformatter
  • 67% upvoted

Putout

Pluggable and configurable code transformer with built-in eslint, babel plugins support for js, jsx typescript, flow, markdown, yaml and json.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

autocorrect

A linter and formatter to help you to improve copywriting, correct spaces, words, punctuations between CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean).

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • MaintainedlinterMaintainedformatter
  • 0% upvoted

Super-Linter

Combination of multiple linters to install as a GitHub Action.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Markdown tools?

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. Its design allows it to be converted to many output formats, but the original tool by the same name only supports HTML. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor.

What are the best Markdown static analysis tools and linters?

The most popular Markdown tools ranked by user votes are: Mega-Linter, trunk, Codacy, mdformat, Unibeautify.

Which Markdown tools are free to use?

Tools with a free plan include trunk. On top of that, there are also a number of open source like Mega-Linter, trunk, mdformat, Unibeautify, markdownlint, Putout, mdl, autocorrect, remark-lint, Super-Linter.

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