Posts Tagged “texteditor”

  • MultiMarkdown Composer and CriticMarkup

    While it's never really caught on with any of the larger publishers, CriticMarkup is a great tool when working on edits between collaborators using Markdown or other plain text formats. It lets you specify insertions, deletions, substitutions, and comments, all with the option to include attributions, timestamps, and other notes.…

  • Sublime Text tips for Markdown table editing

    I edited a bunch of MultiMarkdown tables in Sublime Text 3 yesterday, and by about halfway through I'd developed a pretty good system. I thought I'd document a couple of tricks for my own future reference, and for anyone else it might help.…

  • My pick for best iOS nvALT companion

    I've been running iTextEditors (a grid comparison of available iOS text editors) for quite a while now, and am constantly asked what my favorite is in various categories. As far as long-form writing goes, I'm still not ready to make a public declaration (and there are new ones on the horizon that look very promising). As far as picking a personal winner in the note-taking category, though, I'm ready to declare my affections for a single editor that works perfectly in tandem with my nvALT notes…

  • Time for an iTextEditors update

    iTextEditors continues to be one of the most popular destinations on this site, but it's getting a little bit stale. I've kept it up to date with all of the submissions that come in, but I've seen a dozen new text editors come through the App Store that I haven't had time to try out. I need a hand.…

  • Typed: a new Markdown editor from Realmac

    Realmac, creators of Ember, Clear, and RapidWeaver, have just released a new project: A Markdown editor called "Typed."…

  • Web Excursions for March 05, 2014
  • Byword 2 improves sync, adds publishing

    Byword 2.0 for both Mac and iOS platforms has been released. It may look the same on first load, but the under-the-hood improvements are great. Byword is one of my absolute favorite Markdown editors, and despite its billing as a "minimalist" editor, it packs a lot of editing power.…

  • Write for iPad with device sharing

    I mentioned Write --- a Markdown text editor with a ton of sharing options --- a while ago, and I was impressed with it overall. A new version just came out, and an iPad version to go with it. It's not just a companion app, though. In addition to a round of bug fixes, there's something else really neat going on here.…

  • iOS App Review: WordEver HD

    A new editor was recently added to iTextEditors that I had to check out. It's called WordEver HD (iPad only), a full-screen text editor with some rather brilliant features which build nicely on some predecessors work.…

  • See what's new at iTextEditors

    iTextEditors, my comparison chart for iOS text editing apps of all sorts, continues to grow. With the features of over 80 text editors now listed on the chart, I don't think I'm lying when I say it's a valuable resource to anyone who wants simple, fast editing on their iOS device. While I haven't had the time to redesign the chart to make the comparison and filtering as easy as possible, I did find the time to add a way to specify what's been most recently added or updated.…

  • iOS App Review: Write for iPhone

    At this point, I think just about everyone knows I have a thing for iOS text editors. My proclivity for plain text and my love of my iDevices means that I track innovation in this arena pretty closely. A new app in this category has recently caught my attention: Write, a Dropbox-based text editor for iPhone.…

  • Markdown link format conversion on iOS

    I was chatting with Gabe Weatherhead yesterday about turning SearchLink into a Python script that could then run on Pythonista. That would allow you to copy text from an iOS editor, open Pythonista and run the script, then go back to your editor and paste with your links converted. I'm not sure it's going to be possible, yet, because I don't know how iOS and Pythonista handle network connections from scripts. I have a lot to learn.…

  • FoldingText lives!

    Nerds ahoy! This is just a quick post to help spread the news that FoldingText is officially live on the Mac App Store.…

  • FioWriter brings Mac editing shortcuts to your iPad

    I just added FioWriter to iTextEditors today. It's a pretty great idea for an iPad text editor: it adds Command and Option keys to the keyboard, so anyone who's used to standard OS X text editing operations can use it in a very familiar way.…

  • Drafts 2.0 and Drafts for iPad

    I mentioned this was coming on the last episode of Systematic: Drafts 2.0 and Drafts for iPad are out. If you're looking for a solid and elegant solution for inputing notes, tweets, emails, markdown text or just about anything you can type on your iOS device, this one is perfect.…

  • Textastic for iPhone is out, win a free copy

    I reviewed Textastic recently, and had a lot of good things to say about it. Textastic for iPhone is now available as a separate application, and it boasts all of the features of the iPad version. If you want to edit code/Markdown on the go, this is an amazing app.…

  • Wow, seriously, based on traffic this is the most popular project I've ever created

    My weekend project turns out to be the most popular thing I've ever done, at least based on web traffic (besides that one thing that I don't like to talk about). It's had more pageviews in two days than my whole blog gets in a typical month, and I haven't even officially announced the final page outside of Twitter. Insane. Seriously.…

  • iOS text editor comparison update

    There was an impressive response to the call for crowdsourced iOS text editor comparison. The "final" spreadsheet is available here (link updated to point to the new page). I froze it this morning as there were a lot of deletions happening that were breaking results. It was reverted to restore a few major deletions, and I did my best to replace individual additions and edits that happened since the restore point. If your edit/addition was lost or you have more to add, just contact me directly…

  • Crowdsourcing iOS Text Editor comparisons

    I'm working on a big iOS text editor comparison post, but the number of things to check and test is a bit overwhelming. I'd like to crowdsource it, and I'm looking for your help. I've set up a Google spreadsheet with public access and would love contributions.…