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Gaby
Gaby

Markdown is overrated 🏃🏼‍♂️💨

pratik
pratik

@Gaby Yes, you better run.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@Gaby True. Good for quick-and-dirty formatting (which is what it's designed for) , but lacking such basic choices as whether to center a title.

pimoore
pimoore

@Gaby Shots fired.

Gaby
Gaby

@pimoore Han shot first tho

pimoore
pimoore

@JMaxB @gaby I kind of like the fact those kinds of styling choices are left to CSS. You’re right that its usefulness is very specific, though.

pimoore
pimoore

@Gaby That’s not how The Force works! 😂

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@Gaby I literally only use the bold, italics, and link parts of it... everything else... meh.

KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@Gaby 😳🍿

pratik
pratik

@nitinkhanna those, blockquote, headings, images, and the footnotes one. What else is there? @gaby

Gaby
Gaby

@pratik @nitinkhanna Ulysses do all that for me 😜

jemostrom
jemostrom

@Gaby 😜 compared to everything else it's pretty useful

pratik
pratik

@Gaby @nitinkhanna True. I thought I would like Ulysses' enhanced markdown but can't get used to it. I wish it displayed links like Drafts does so I could just type it in instead of that pop-up box where I've to paste the link and I can't see what the domain is until I hover on it.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@pratik @Gaby @nitinkhanna That's the piece that always niggles me about Ulysses, the enhanced Markdown. I come back to Ulysses because of its look and folder layout...and then I get frustrated by its implementation of Markdown. I've tried to reason with myself over it, but no, each time it niggles me and I end up elsewhere. That and I like plain text files, but I could work round that much easier than the enhanced Markdown. 🤦‍♂️

pratik
pratik

@crossingthethreshold I like the folders and organization of Ulysses but writing, markdown, and actions of Drafts. Now I have to figure out Workspaces in Drafts and a system for tagging, I can get over Ulysses 😀

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@pratik aren’t images just links? Also, micro.blog’s iOS app features the three things I use in md and only those… 😊

pratik
pratik

@nitinkhanna Yup. Images can be lumped in with links. But that's where most Markdown editors struggle. Links are easier to work with. Images have to be hosted somewhere so additional steps are involved.

pimoore
pimoore

@pratik @gaby @nitinkhanna This right here. Half the time those Ulysses link dialog boxes don’t work right for some reason, but I’ll be damned what I’m doing wrong.

pratik
pratik

@pimoore The footnote one was my final straw.

spratte
spratte

@Gaby agreed, the CSS’s role. Boot offers some nice layout options though, it’s close to a sweet spot: blot.im/how/posts...

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@pratik I with you on the like and dislikes. I see the potential for Workspaces in Drafts to fulfil the role of folders in Ulysses. I started a small personal project yesterday, already have three pieces of writing relating to it, all very different, but all accessible through a designated Workspace.

pratik
pratik

@crossingthethreshold I may need to pick your brain on setting up and managing workspaces.

Gaby
Gaby

@pratik I think that is for me, I hate seeing the links and all that, it is messy and distracting. Then again, everyone has their preferences

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@pratik it’s pretty easy to set up the workspaces … I use them to focus on things like forgotten notes … think of them essentially as a smart folder based on one or more tags.

pratik
pratik

@Gaby Ah! Then Ulysses definitely makes sense for you. I’m not a big fan of seeing HTML code and markdown seems just enough.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@pratik I’d be happy to help. I have a few Workspaces set up, just get in touch when you want to.

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@Gaby I’m with you on this. 😁

pratik
pratik

@crossingthethreshold Thanks. I’ll check out the Help and some videos and get it touch @JohnPhilpin

rishabh
rishabh

@pratik I’ve been using Byword on the Mac for years for its simplicity.