Combined Markdown and TaskPaper mode
I'm not sure if this makes sense, but in Editorial, is there any way to get Taskpaper mode for markdown files? Specifically, I’d like to have the tagging/row highlights, ability to move lines, and task behavior (checkbox, done, etc) mixed with full markdown support.
I tried setting one of the markdown extensions to be .taskpaper but that didn't seem to stick. I'm guessing that a document is in either Markdown or TaskPaper mode, and those can't be combined? It would be nice if they could (and then I could set the TaskPaper settings to apply for .md files), but I'm not sure how feasible this is from an implementation standpoint.
I can already get some of the line movement through a workflow, so I can probably solve that (albeit not as cleanly as the drag handles support for TaskPaper mode). Check boxes aren't critical (more a nicety) but I suppose maybe I could get some of the tagging/row highlights via a custom template for markdown mode that responds based on how a line is tagged?
This sounds a lot like the other HogBay software project, FoldingText. http://www.foldingtext.com/
There isn't an iOS version and I think if Editorial could handle FT documents it would be awesome.
This isn't possible right now, the syntax highlighting for Markdown and TaskPaper are completely separate, and you're in one mode or the the other... Long-term, I plan to make this more flexible, but I can't promise anything in the near future.
I am working my way to a solution such as that. I know it is possible, but I need a better html editor workflow (working on that right now actually).
Here are a few of the workflows I made to lay the groundwork:
I have just bought Editorial and I would really like to use taskpaper mode with my folding text files. Would it be possible to allow the option to associate the .ft extension with task paper mode. I guess it is possible to rename all the folding text files with .taskpaper extension but it would be easier to just allow either file extension to use task paper mode. I can associate extensions with markdown but don't seem to be able to do the same with task paper mode.
Perhaps searching for some open source APIs will help:
I too have been searching for a FoldingText app for iPhone. I much prefer the markdown syntax of FoldingText to Taskpaper. The Editorial is the closest that I have found so far. I rename my files to have the .taskpaper extension.
I then take all of the Markdown style # headings and add a colon : to the end.
## My Heading
## My Heading :
This goes a long way to making the TaskPaper mode handle Markdown files. I hope that Editorial will eventually support FoldingText as a mode within markdown documents.