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Posted by MadaboutDana
Jan 8, 2018 at 01:41 PM

 

Hi Paul - sorry, yes, you’re quite right (and in fact that left-hand navigation bar also allows you to view all kinds of stuff, such as the in-file outline, files either as list or with tags and previews, etc.), which does indeed amount to a kind of “library”. BUT - and for me it’s a big but - it doesn’t include a cross-file search function. So in my view, not really a library as such (although it is a superb file manager).

But if universal search isn’t an issue, then yes, this file management feature makes Typora even more attractive.

 


Posted by shatteredmindofbob
Jan 9, 2018 at 10:22 AM

 

Has performance improved at all? I tried it years ago and while it was *very* attractive, I found it unusable because of severe input lag. It would take almost a full second from the time I hit a key until the character was displayed on screen. I’d test it myself, but my PC is under a heavy load at the moment and will be for another day.

It should run fine once I finish with the task at hand since I now have a six-core multi-threaded processor, but that kind of power shouldn’t be necessary just to run a text editor.

MadaboutDana wrote:
Ha, yes, Typora - I entirely agree with you; what a superb Markdown
>editor it is!
> >It’s just a bit tragic that there isn’t an iOS version, but it’s vastly
>superior to almost everything else for sheer stunning elegance if
>nothing else. For those who don’t know, Typora uses MultiMarkdown (i.e.
>tables, tasks, etc.), but the hybrid preview you’ll be familiar with
>from e.g. Bear, Ulysses etc. is in fact a full preview. Only when you
>start editing a header or sentence does it either show the markdown code
>or, e.g. in the case of tables, a very clever embedded menu that offers
>you additional formatting options.
> >The only downside? It’s very much a single-file app, so no library etc.
>If you want a similar app that also has a more sophisticated hybrid
>preview (not unlike Typora), take a look at TextNut.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jan 9, 2018 at 01:53 PM

 

No longer an issue, honest.

 


Posted by Larry Kollar
Jan 11, 2018 at 06:31 AM

 

Marbux wrote:

>There is no
>Markdown standard and implementers have developed lots of variants that
>are incompatible with each other.  So interoperability is largely a
>crapshoot.

There’s CommonMark

In practice, I haven’t found the variants to be a problem. I use two different variants for two different things: Jekyll for blog posts, MultiMarkdown for ‘most everything else. I export plain Markdown from Tines, and all the variants work with it.

 


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