RStudio addin for tracking changes in Markdown format. Inspired by Critic Markup.

Created at the RopenSci unconference. Original Issue

Main feature: trackmd::trackChanges()

How to use:

  1. Open up the .Rmd or .md you want to edit.
  2. Run trackmd::trackChanges(file) where file is a character with the path of the file you just opened.
  3. Make some changes in the file.
  4. Save the file.
  5. See your changes in the viewer!
  6. Run servr::daemon_stop(), then click in the .Rmd or .md you edited to see the marked up file with changes.


  • A little buggy. Fix those.

  • “Smarter” coloring: word by word instead of character by character?

  • Addins to turn track changes on and off

  • Accept / reject changes

  • Communicate with track changes and comments in .docx files (Ultimate goal of original issue! Collaborate seamlessly with Word users.)