I’ve added a new Service to the Markdown Service Tools for stripping out Markdown formatting, leaving just plain text. It’s not something I do often, but I’ve received a couple of requests for it and it does have its uses.

By default, the Service (md - Convert - Strip Markdown) will also remove the leaders from list items (*, +, - and 1.). To turn this off, open the Service in Automator and edit the first line of the script to read:

$strip_list_leaders = false

This will leave all of your list items bulleted.

Let me know if you have any trouble!

Markdown Service Tools v3.0.3

The Markdown Service Tools are a collection of macOS Services designed to make creating Markdown-formatted text that much easier. Services work in almos any macOS application.

Published 01/09/14.

Updated 09/14/20. Changelog

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