Marked2app is a previewer for Markdown files. iThoughts can generate a Markdown previews. Put the two together and you get a live outline preview as you build your map.
As can be seen in the video above, the process is as follows:
- Open a map (ITMZ file) in iThoughts
- One the same map (ITMZ file) in Marked2
- Each time the map is saved (in iThoughts) the preview in Marked2 will be updated.
Marked2 can then do all sorts of clever things with the Markdown - see http://marked2app.com/help/
NB: Markdown preview in iThoughts needs to be specifically enabled in the Preferences.
Rob Trew (the AppleScript god that he is) has created a script that will take the currently open iThoughtsX map and launch Marked2 with that same map - then place the two windows side by side - see https://github.com/RobTrew/txtquery-tools/blob/master/utilities/OpeniThoughtsMapinMarked.applescript