MarkdownWebView is a surprisingly performant SwiftUI view that renders Markdown content.

I call it surprising because the underlying view is a WKWebView, yet a SwiftUI scroll view containing a bunch of MarkdownWebView still scrolls smoothly. A similar looking view built with native SwiftUI views doesn’t have such performance (yet, hopefully).


Auto-adjusting View Height

The view’s height is always the content’s height.

Auto-adjusting View Height

Text Selection

Text Selection

Dynamic Content

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Supported Platforms

  • macOS 11 and later
  • iOS 14 and later


Add this package as a dependency.

See the article “Adding package dependencies to your app” to learn more.


import SwiftUI
import MarkdownWebView

struct ContentView: View {
    @State private var markdownContent = "# Hello World"

    var body: some View {
        NavigationStack {

Requirement for macOS Apps

The underlying web view loads an HTML string. For the package to work in a macOS app, enable the “Outgoing Connections (Client)” capability.

What it looks like in Xcode

Outgoing Connections (Client)


Portions of this package may utilize the following copyrighted material, the use of which is hereby acknowledged.


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