I'm giving the Free version (Version 2) a test drive. Using Windows 10. Off to a bad start: HTML rendering was broken. I downloaded and install Awesonium 1.6.6. Still issues with the HTML rendering. Downloaded and installed the DirectX update. Still issues with the HTML rendering.
I agree that Awesonium is a big hog for disk space especially when having to install Awesonium is a "surprise". DirectX update probably no harm. Unacceptable to have to install 2 additional pieces of software to get MarkdownPad to work.
I hope this is going to get fixed because I would like to use Markdown Pad for blogging.