August 13th, 2014

Earlier this year we announced that a new version of Markup was on the way. We wanted to give everyone an update on where it stands and how we got to where we are today.

Soon after we launched the original version of Markup (4 years ago!) we began working on a Version 2.0. We’ve built three different alphas since then and we’ve spent a lot of time testing and tweaking each version. Given all the time we’ve spent with Markup, it still hasn’t made it into our daily work routine.

We try to build products that we actually use ourselves, and that’s what helps us make our products great. It’s difficult for us to continue driving forward on a product that we don’t actually use. For that reason, Markup is no longer under active development.

We’re a very small team with two other active products (Forward and Torpedo) so we’re taking some time to tend to the flock, and re-evaluate what Markup is to us and what it could become.

We appreciate your patience and continued enthusiasm. If you’d like to offer any thoughts or feedback on Markup, send it over to

— 50 East (The Markup team)

p.s. We know many of you are still looking for the specific ability to draw-on-a-webpage. Here are a few alternatives we recommend: