I suspect the merger is pretty close.
And yes, Panda is a superb markdown editor. As an FYI based on your initial comment, you only get the
.panda file extension if you use non-markdown elements such as embedded images. If you stick with basic (standard) markdown, you can save as regular
.md files. Which, to me, positions Panda as a potential replacement for many of the editors you mentioned, including Typora. Regrettably, Panda doesn’t (yet?) support standard markdown images: e.g.
!(image-url). So the best “workaround” (in order to maintain an
.md extension) is to use the Panda image link preview feature.