In response to a tweet from @gl3media, I’ve added a quick modification of the MultiMarkdown to HTML service to the Markdown Service Tools project page. It simply renders the selected text to HTML via MultiMarkdown 2 (Perl) and SmartyPants, putting the result on the clipboard and leaving the original text alone.

I left it as the Perl version instead of the new PEG version because it was easier to embed, and allows me to force “snippet” rendering. Modify as you see fit, but this version makes a nice, neat package that does MultiMarkdown rendering without the need for any other installation. I thought others might find it useful, especially as an addition to Marked and nvALT capabilities, so here it is!

Download the service as part of the Markdown Service Tools package. See the how-to page on Installing System Services if you have questions!