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Free Swift Library for Parsing Markdown Documents

Open Source Swift Package enables iOS and macOS Developers to Parse, Build, Modify, Analyze & Render Markdown Documents in Swift applications.

In today's digital age, clear and well-structured documentation is crucial for any software project. Markdown has emerged as a popular lightweight markup language that simplifies the process of creating formatted text, making it easier for developers to communicate their ideas effectively. Swift, the powerful programming language developed by Apple, has gained substantial popularity among developers for iOS, macOS, and Linux applications. Combining the strengths of both Markdown and Swift, open source Swift Markdown libraries provide a convenient and efficient way to generate richly formatted documentation.

Swift Markdown is a very powerful Swift package that enables software developers to create powerful applications for parsing, building, editing, analyzing, and rendering Markdown documents. It is a community-driven project that provides developers with a robust set of tools as well as utilities handling markdown text and streamlining the process of incorporating Markdown functionality into iOS and macOS applications.

The Swift Markdown library has provided software developers with the flexibility to customize the rendering process according to their application's requirements. It offers options to modify styling attributes, such as fonts, colors, and alignment, ensuring the rendered output seamlessly integrates with the overall app design. Moreover, it also fully supports accessibility features like VoiceOver, allowing visually impaired users to navigate and interact with Markdown-based content effortlessly. Its comprehensive feature set, customization options, accessibility support, and ease of use make it a compelling choice for simplifying document formatting and enhancing the user experience.

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Getting Started with Swift Markdown

The recommended way Swift Markdown into your project is by using GitHub. Please use the following command for a smooth installation.

Install Swift Markdown via GitHub

$ go get https://github.com/apple/swift-markdown.git  

In your Package.swift Swift Package Manager manifest, add the following dependency to your dependencies argument

Add the following Dependency to the Dependencies Argument

 .package(url: "https://github.com/apple/swift-markdown.git", .branch("main")),

// Add the dependency to any targets you've declared in your manifest:

.target(name: "MyTarget", dependencies: ["Markdown"]),

Parse Markdown Documents via Swift API

The open source Swift Markdown library gives software developers the capability to open and parse Markdown documents inside Swift applications. The library offers comprehensive support for parsing and rendering Markdown syntax. It handles various elements such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, images, and code blocks, allowing computer programmers to effortlessly convert Markdown text into formatted HTML or attributed strings. Create an instance of the Markdown parser, feed it the Markdown input, and obtain the rendered output as an attributed string or HTML. The following example shows how users can provide a text string or file via URL and convert it to a documents using Swift code.

How to Parse Markdown Documents using Swift API?

import Markdown

let source = "This is a markup *document*."
let document = Document(parsing: source)

# Or build trees of your choice

let document = Document(
        Text("This is a "),

Convert Markdown Text into HTML via Swift

Swift Markdown libraries seamlessly integrate into your existing Swift projects, enabling you to generate formatted documentation without any hassle. By using the library's simple API, you can effortlessly convert Markdown text into various formats, such as HTML, PDF, or even plain text.