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Markdown is a formatting system that removes the need to dick around with HTML or text editors that have rich text functions. Therefore you can quickly and simply type your stuff up and be done.

Needless to say it has problems – You need a Markdown interpreter to translate it to HTML, and the format is not bloody good for tablet users who then need to tap through two screens of virtual keyboard to find the correct symbols...

So you need an app with special keyboard or character inserting code, in which case you might as well just use rich text or HTML...

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