I found the delightful ‘Marked.app’ for OSX recently. It takes any Markdown file and parses it using a few standard Markdown interpreters, displaying a live view of the text as html.
Of course I wanted to use it everywhere. And by everywhere, I mean in Vim. And by that I mean @JEG2 posted the idea on Twitter:
Open an Emacs file in Marked.app:github.com/JEG2/dotfiles/…
— James Edward Gray II (@JEG2) January 25, 2013
And I ported it into a couple of lines in my .vimrc:
Enjoy seeing your markdown render while typing in a 30+ year old text editor =D.