PyCharm: Markdown mode can display a Preview

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I just discovered something great and something that will help me document projects. Sometimes I wonder how the README of a project will look on github or bitbucket and the only way for me to check is to push my changes, fire up the browser, go to the repo and check it out. If there’s a mistake, then I have to do another commit, reload the browser and see what happens.

The markdown mode in PyCharm can display a preview!

Text mode:

Text view of markdown in PyCharm

Text view of markdown in PyCharm

Preview mode:

Preview of a markdown file in PyCharm

Preview of a markdown file in PyCharm

UPDATE: sorry about the image quality, that’ll teach me for saving a screenshot as a JPEG rather than a PNG! Whenever I have some time I will be downloading the free edition of PyCharm and updating this post.