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Posted by MadaboutDana
Apr 19, 2022 at 09:08 AM


And Bike is a significant comedown on FoldingText: no rich text, no search function… I’m not sure why he’s bothered, to be honest.


Posted by Robin
Apr 19, 2022 at 01:25 PM


Thanks a lot for the recommendation Stephen! Always makes me happy to hear when OutlineEdit is received well, after working on it for so many years now. Also keep an eye on the OutlineEdit 3 thread, there is a 3.1 update with some nice improvements, coming soon.

(And, as always, I encourage anyone to send me further feedback, over in the thread or via email.)



Posted by satis
Apr 19, 2022 at 08:38 PM


MadaboutDana wrote:
> And Bike is a significant comedown on FoldingText: no rich text, no
>search function…

When I first read the app’s intro page I thought it touted its search. I don’t see it now, so I’m not sure if I misremembered or if the text was changed.


Posted by satis
May 18, 2022 at 01:25 PM


MacSE wrote:
> Ah! Jesse Grosjean does it again… The guy who created and killed Mori,
>Plaintext, Folding Text, Taskpaper for IOS, SimpleText, QuickCursor. I
>have lost count of how many apps he created and dumped (along with his
>I won’t be fooled this time

You’ve been quoted!




Posted by MadaboutDana
May 18, 2022 at 01:57 PM


Heh, bravo MacSE.

As it stands, Bike is quite nice. But that’s it. It’s a text outliner.

FoldingText was amazing – still is amazing, actually. But no longer developed or even mentioned by Hog Bay. And never had an iOS app, despite Jesse’s vague muttering.

TaskPaper is also amazing, but no longer really under any kind of serious development. And still no iOS app (no, please, don’t talk to me about the desperate attempts by third parties).

So how does Bike inspire any more confidence than any number of other outliners currently under development?

Apps with vastly more impressive features (including e.g. support for Markdown). Including just for starters Workflowy, DynaList, Zavala as well as other less well-known solutions (Cloud Outliner, Effie, SpringNotes, Dashword and other apps that are being actively developed).

I respect Jesse’s work, but have, like many others here, become profoundly wary of his releasing a brand-new app with minimal features and charging USD 35 for it. Give us a roadmap, Jesse. Promise a cross-platform solution. Maybe at that point I’d invest.


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