IntelliJ IDEA makes it possible to work with the Markdown files.
The Markdown files are marked with icon.
Before you start working with Markdown, make sure that the Markdown Support plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with IntelliJ IDEA and is activated by default. If the plugin is not activated, enable it on the Plugins page of the Settings / Preferences Dialog as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
Markdown Support plugin is bundled with IntelliJ IDEA since version 2016.3.
Changes to the UI
With the Markdown Support enabled, the page Markdown appears in the Languages and Frameworks section of the Settings/Preferences dialog.
Note also, that Structure view shows the headings of the various levels:
Creating a Markdown file
To create a Markdown file, follow these steps
The new file
<name>.md, marked with icon, is created and opens for editing.
The editor of a
<name>.md file by default shows the following:
The editor is divided into two panes: the editor itself and the preview. Each of the panes can be hidden.