File Extension Library

.MDOWN File Extension

  • Developer by: John Gruber
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .MDOWN file?

.MDOWN file extension is created by John Gruber. .MDOWN has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .MDOWN file is Text.

.MDOWN is Markdown File

Text file written using the Markdown language, a textual markup language used for creating documentation; saves plain text as well as markups that specify how to stylize and format the text (i.e., indentations, italics, headers, etc.); often used for documenting source code for software development projects.

Software development projects may include a file named README.mdown that contains the readme for the project.

NOTE: Markdown files more commonly use the .MARKDOWN and .MD extensions.

List of all softwares that can open the Markdown File
Microsoft Notepad
MacroMates TextMate

How to Open .MDOWN file on different platforms

Open .MDOWN File on Windows

  • Right-click a .MDOWN
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .MDOWN file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .MDOWN files" Press "Ok"

Open .MDOWN File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .MDOWN file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .MDOWN File on Linux

Right click on the .MDOWN file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .MDOWN File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .MDOWN file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .MDOWN File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .MDOWN files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .MDOWN files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .MDOWN files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .MDOWN file format
  2. You need to check the .MDOWN file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)