Markdown Clips

Markdown Clips is a collection of Basic and Extended Markdown syntax snippets, for use with Panic Inc's Nova IDE.

Proudly made, with love, in the UK.


Nova's Extension Library

You can install this extension through the Extension Library. Search for Markdown Clips and press Install.

Manual method

Alternatively you can download the extension from the GitHub repository, double click the file and opt for installation when Nova prompts you.


Autocomplete and keyboard shortcuts

Markdown Clips uses triggers to assist with autocomplete.

There is keyboard shortcut support for some of the formatting options. (e.g. Cmd+B for bold and Cmd+I for italic).


You can also open the Clips sidebar to visually browse the library. Nova will let you double click, or click and drag into the editor.

Support the Project

If you find Markdown Clips useful and would like to support the project, you can always buy me a coffee. ☕️


Version 1.4 🎉

New * Additional Clips for embedding Local and internet video. (Thanks to the GitLab Markdown Guide documentation for this one). * An additional Clip for adding collapsible sections to your documents * An additional Clip for inserting images with URLs

Changed * The extension icon has been updated to fit in a little better with the macOS design language

Version 1.3 🥳

Changed * A handful of triggers have been changed, to make clip activation more natural with your writing.

  • The keystroke > invokes the list of block quote options
  • The keystroke - invokes text formatting options
  • The keystroke | invokes the list of table options

You can still bring these up using their descriptive names though. (For example, if you start typing the word block quote, the block quote options will appear.)

  • The extension app logo has been updated, to be more colourful.

Version 1.2 🎁

New * Added Header ID's. These are useful if you want to generate links directly to headings in resulting HTML markup.

Changed * Commands support for bold and italic removed, as I've integrated the formatting with the clips. Same power, but easier to wield! (Repo Issue 1: Format selection with keyboard shortcuts).

Version 1.1 🪅

New * Bold and italic are now published as Commands, so you can select existing text and change its formatting. * You can use the menu, Editor > Markdown Clips to do this * Alternatively, bind the commands to custom keyboard mappings within Preferences > Key Bindings > Extensions)

Fixed * Typing the word boot and pressing 'Enter' would replace with a blockquote.

Version 1.0 🥳

Initial release 🎉