let's see what the app store says
sgbotsford at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 07:20:42 EST 2011
Someone pee in your cornflakes this morning?
I don't see the Bowerbird's post as a troll. I found it informative.
Until I read that I didn't realize that there were *ANY* other markdown
like front ends other than the one that Fletcher was working on.
Mind you it's not a discussion I've followed with care. My text editor of
choice is vim.
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On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM, Christian Sciberras <uuf6429 at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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".)
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