First Look at Editorial 1.1
As you might imagine, I'm quite busy updating Editorial for iOS 7. I still have a lot of work ahead of me, and I can't give you a release date yet, but I'm getting closer, so here are a few details. First things first – screenshots (click on the previews for full-resolution images):
(obviously, these are work in progress, the final version might look a bit different)
Editorial 1.1 will require iOS 7. I know that some of you won't like this, but sooner or later, it's inevitable, and all iPad models that run iOS 6 also support iOS 7, so this doesn't mean leaving any older devices behind. iOS 7 is so different from its predecessor that it's a lot more difficult to support older versions than it was with previous upgrades.
The update will include a complete UI overhaul, some new features, and bugfixes. Here's just a list of the most important things:
- Live word count (optional, you can see how it looks in the first screenshot)
- Possibility to create shareable links for Dropbox documents
- New workflow action to do in-document search
- New workflow action to add URLs to Safari's Reading List
- New text-to-speech workflow action
- Courier Prime as a new font option
- Options for disabling extended Markdown syntax (e.g. footnotes), these options will also be available in the Convert Markdown to HTML workflow action
- Customizable HTML template for the Markdown preview
- Option to disable the snippet expansion sound effect
webbrowser.can_open()function that can be used to determine programmatically, whether other apps (that have URL schemes) are installed
- Snippets will no longer be inserted twice when tapping the suggestion bubbles
- TextExpander integration will be supported on iOS 7
- Headings will no longer require a space after the '#' character to show up correctly in the HTML preview (this is currently inconsistent between the in-editor preview and the HTML preview panel)
As I said, it's not done yet, and it's always difficult to estimate release dates, but I still wanted to give you a little preview of what's next for Editorial.
any update for Pythonista coming soon (especially the ui module)?
@tomkirn It'll probably be out a little later than Editorial 1.1, but I'm in the final stages of beta testing there as well.
Thanks Ole. Can't wait!
Does the new Search in Editor action accept regex?
Does the new Search in Editor action accept regex?
@Ole Waiting for Apple approval Editorial v1.1 Update.
Remember Monday is a holiday in the US so possibly not until WWDC time. One tab watching the keynote, one tab watching for 1.1? :-)
@Ole, Will there be support for equations (via Mathjax)...?
Well, I cut the release notes to Evernote. For reading in what I call "interstitial time". If you have family, especially teenage kids, you'll recognise the utility of that phrase. :-)
Yeah, nobody does anything here today, unless you work in the service industry. But Apple may well not have anybody above Apple Store employees working -- and maybe not them, I don't know. And I don't know if the review department works weekends. But, what's another few days. Exciting regardless :)
There's no built-in support for Mathjax, but it'll probably possible to include it by using a custom HTML preview template (haven't really tried this yet, but I don't see why it shouldn't work).
@Ole, I had tried earlier with an existing workflow and had problems with editorial parsing the text before mathjax got hold of it. With a customisable HTML preview template, it might work (hope it does). I will try it out and post back.
Thanks for the wonderful work....eagerly awaiting the update....!
@Ole, I am chomping my fingernails waiting for this to show up in the store. I just wanted to pass that on to you because it's such a rare and wonderful thing to create something which people are truly excited to use. You've created an amazing tool, and I thank you for it! If only I had the time to sit down and learn Python... sigh.
@wezlo Thank you, it's great to hear that!
Version 1.1 is finally out, and you can download the update from the App Store.
I've written an overview of the major new features, with lots of screenshots, on my blog: → What's New in Editorial
Fantastic work Ole! Looking brilliant on my iPhone. Still waiting for the iPad to pick up the update.
Vijay, if you can get MathJax to work I'll be very interested! :-)
Me too on MathJax as well. 1.1 installed now on iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPhone. In time for some very long plane journeys in late June and July. :-)
Got to Editorial website at OMZ Software and click the App Store link for the iPhone one, if it's not showing up on your search yet. Worked for me. Though it showed it at full price first time. But after I updated iPad app, it was available as being in my library, ready for download. BTW, very awesome!!
Same here. Very interested in 1) getting mathjax enabled 2) having mathjax available offline as well. I don't always have access to the internet.
Happy to try or test if anyone has thoughts.
Looks great. Gonna take some time to wrap my head around the
uimodule, but I look forward to learning.
@OMZ I've had two crashes within just 2 minutes of Eachother, in the browser, on v1.1 while trying to read the rest of the MacStories article on the 1.1 update. I had just run the Get RSS Feeds workflow prior, but at time of crash, I wasn't doing anything but scrolling or clicking a link within the page. Just a heads up. Had similar crashes on occasion with 1.0
@Ole, Wonderful work...! Thanks a lot.
I can confirm that mathjax is working beautifully.
Choose a custom template in the Editor>Markdown section, and add a link to the mathjax cdn as described here. This, ofcourse, requires a wifi connection.
I got it to work offline as well. I downloaded the mathjax files into my dropbox folder, and trimmed them by removing all the unnecessary files as described here. I only want SVG output and hence followed trimming IV. This time, put
in the template header. And it works!
The offline method assumes that all the markdown files will be in the top-level dropbox directory. It would be nice if one could put in the absolute path to the mathjax folder. One could then have markdown files in subdirectories too. I have not figured out how to do this.
The update looks fantastic, sets a whole new space for digging while taking a break from writing.
I have this issue with multimarkdown preview: when MMD is turned off in settings, but footnotes are turned on - they look right in preview. But when I turn MMD on - footnotes stops to work.
Well, I believe there will be a lot of small bugs of this kind, but you deserve some time off before fixing them, Ole.