I stumbled upon this great little markdown visualizer tool created by Joshua Wuyts called VMD. For those using a lot of markdown in the commandline it can be extremely useful to quickly view a compiled version of your markdown file in pretty github style formatting.

Because the tool is written in nodejs and electron you can install it globally using

npm install -g vmd

and use it on any markdown file using

vmd README.md

VMD then instantly shows a window with a rendered version of your markdown file. It even watches the original file for changes and instantly updates the rendered version if you save the file!

vmd in commandline