I just purchase BBEdit after using Text Wrangler by BareBones Software for quite awhile. I have been using Markdown with the Squarespace editor but I wanted to move to using a good text editor for most of my writing. After hearing so many great things about BBEdit, I decided to make the plunge.
I read that BBEdit has supported Markdown natively since version 8.6, but trying to figure it out was a “needle in a haystack” journal through Google. Finally, I figured out that I needed to look in the Preferences for Languages. There I found Markdown as one of the language settings. I highlighted it and click on Default.
I not sure if that is in fact the option I want, but now I finally see the syntax coloring I was looking for. In addition, when I select Cntl+Cmd+P I can instantly preview it.
Sometimes the answer comes to those who are tenanciously stubborn!