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Posted by washere
Feb 15, 2019 at 06:54 PM

 

Listerene wrote:
washere wrote:
>Far behind modern markdown editors, still.
> >Were you around back in the WordStar days, you too would have likely
>welcomed the WYSIWYG revolution, where you actually saw on the screen
>what was to be printed on the page.
> >Markdown is like a return to the bad old days and, to me, it is anything
>BUT “modern”. It is ... mystifying.

I said modem editors for the format, not the format itself.

Second, some say less digital if done right (I repeat if done right) is more, are they right or you? I don’t take sides. I’ll sit on the fence and watch, munching popcorns.

Third, what matters is fast convenient output on multi platforms for many professionals short of time these days. Hence the MD success.

Fourth, many good old days gurus you like, have moved onto statics, which is mainly based on markdown. Advising any giant or small tech or content firm, no consultant is foolish enough to say avoid markdown. The migration is that way.

Fifth, take away markdown from this app as you wish, however archaic it’s markdown features are compared to the best, what are you left with? I guess you can advise him to drop any future markdown features. Maybe as a file manager and mini word processor it would be better off as you suggest. Who knows, you might be right in this app’s case.

 


Posted by soypunk
Feb 15, 2019 at 07:17 PM

 

washere wrote:
> Far behind modern markdown editors, still.

... but it is not a markdown editor? it is a day planner that is aware of markdown syntax.

 


Posted by soypunk
Feb 15, 2019 at 07:20 PM

 

soypunk wrote:
washere wrote:
>> Far behind modern markdown editors, still.
> >... but it is not a markdown editor? it is a day planner that is aware
>of markdown syntax.

I guess I should say that it is not a day planner (briefly confused this with NotePlan—which also a new Mac beta version 2 in the works) but a reference manager that is markdown aware. Notebooks has a lot of features for managing files, task related to those files, dealing with PDFs, etc - none of which need markdown.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Feb 20, 2019 at 11:19 AM

 

That’s a better description. Notebooks includes Markdown, along with many other super-flexible features, precisely because it aims to be as adaptable to users’ needs as possible.

Personally, I like the Markdown feature and use it by preference. But I also like the fact that Notebooks uses HTML in its rich-text (“Formatted”) documents - and that’s more appropriate for some of my needs. Finally, I love the fact that Notebooks keeps all notes as separate files, so there’s no tie-in. Ironically, that makes me much more willing to make a long-term commitment to Notebooks. It’s not unlike the success authors such as Cory Doctorow have enjoyed by making DRM-free versions of their books/novels available for free download. By showing trust in “users” (in their case, readers), you actually build up profound and trusting relationships.

And Alfons is one of the nicest, most responsive developers it has been my privilege to correspond with. I’m currently using the Notebooks 2 beta, and he welcomes and appreciates any and all feedback.

Cheers!
Bill

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Feb 21, 2019 at 10:16 AM

 

... along with Pierre, of course ;-)

MadaboutDana wrote:
>And Alfons is one of the nicest, most responsive developers it has been
>my privilege to correspond with. I’m currently using the Notebooks 2
>beta, and he welcomes and appreciates any and all feedback.

 


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