let's see what the app store says

Christian Sciberras uuf6429 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 06:00:45 EST 2011

I'm sure the world will dearly mourn the failures of markdown-based
crAppStore apps.

Now go troll somewhere else, kid.

On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 11:36 PM, <Bowerbird at aol.com> wrote:

> "multimarkdown composer" has been out for 4 weeks now,

> so let's mosey on over to the app store to see what it says...


> "composer" is #184 in productivity apps, a bit disappointing,

> considering that it was in the top-20 when it first came out...

> it's gained only 5 reviews over the 18 it had right off the bat.


> perhaps even more surprising, to some, is that "marked" is

> at #356 in productivity apps, which is a solid indication that

> the editing+display coupling produced by "composer" trumps

> the use-any-text-editor-you-like generality "marked" offers.

> (note also that "marked" is even at a much lower price-point.)


> and maybe the biggest surprise of all, to some, is the newish

> "markdownnote", which appears at #115 in productivity apps.

> "markdownnote" has been available on ipad for a while, and

> is something of an enigma. its big liability is that it supports

> nothing more than gruber's flawed formulation, but its asset

> is that it has the edit-on-one-side-with-display-on-the-other

> basic interface which i consider to be vital for this type of app.

> (you might recall that fletcher disagrees with me on this point.)


> "markdownnote" pulls off this _simple_interface_ better than

> any other app i've found so far, which might well help explain

> its good ranking, as there's little else of note in its feature-set.


> ***


> one other finding of significance is that a search for "markdown"

> returns 9 app-store hits now, revealing new high price-points of

> $10 ("markdown pro"), $20 ("ulysses") and $25 ("markmywords".)


> -bowerbird


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