Feature: org-mode support
You know what would be awesome? If besides the taskpaper you would support the Emacs org-mode files.
It would be incredibly useful for everything I do, task management, note taking, all kinds of ways to organize information.
Yes! This would be incredibly useful --- even if it were a limited read-only mode, and even if it initially supported only a subset of org-mode features.
I spend a lot of time in emacs and org-mode. I would be very very happy if Editorial supported org-mode.
Supporting the full functionality of org isn't very feasible, but org-mode functionality similar to what is available in the markdown and taskpaper modes would be huge!
And thanks for the amazing iOS tools. I use both Editorial and Pythonista, and I love them both.
The org mode would be fantastic. Even editing 'org' files with folding on '*' headings would be huge help. To be specific 1) recognize '.org' extension 2). fold on '*', '**', '***'... etc, same way as in markdown 3) support tabs indentation as in markdown. The rest of the features can be added later, but this basic org-mode support will bring a number of fans.
Thank you for a great editor! For now, I will just convert from org to md, and back.
Org Mode support would be great and agree that only a limited feature set such as folding on * would make all the difference though I think it would be cool if :tags: were also recognised and perhaps highlighted by the editor as well.
I'd love to see org-mode support added.
+1. Yes, please! This would be very useful to me and would likely make editorial the app of choice for much of the org-mode community (http://orgmode.org/). The whole org-mode manual is here: http://orgmode.org/manual/index.html
A. ** Simply adding folding based around "*" instead of markdown' "#" (as mentioned by egor) would actually be a HUGE step **(http://orgmode.org/manual/Global-and-local-cycling.html#Global-and-local-cycling).
EDIT: Folding on "*" does work, but it is different from the built in folding. It is more like hiding than folding. That is, the lines disappear, but are not bound to the previous line. So, if one tries to arrange paragraphs there are two lines to move. In contrast, with the built in folding the folded line and previous line are bound together. I would vote for an option for folded text to be bound to previous line.
EDIT #2: Somewhat better folding with * can be achieved using a python script to do it. But it's still less graceful than the built in folding with #.
B. There are a lot of similarities between org-mode and markdown and taskpaper. Some of org-mode is similar to MultiMarkdown (e.g., tables). So you've probably already implemented a lot of the functionality, it's just different grammar.
org-mode uses square brackets slightly differently from markdown. Namely, it uses [#A] and [#B] etc to label priority levels. It uses [[filename]] to link to files. http links are auto-detected.
C. The community could then write a number of workflows to get things done.
D. After folding, color coding of "TODO" (red) versus "DONE" (green) would be high on my list. Users can specify what keywords are available such as "TODO" , "DONE", "WAITING", "STARTED"
E. Next I think people would want access to checkboxes, although I'm not big on using those.
I wrote some org (http://orgmode.org) related functions as a proof of concept. You can check out my screencast for more info (https://youtu.be/JclQcwc2iJs). They work well for my needs. Still, please back up your work before using as I make no guarantees. Perhaps they'll work for you or get the ball rolling. I'm sure there are better programmers out there who can bring this to the next level. The functions are:
** Set status to TODO
** Set priority to A to E or none
** Set status to DONE
** Sort by status and priority
** Set folding level
** They require 2 helper functions
*** Select line is also pretty handy:
I also wrote some functions to convert between org and markdown. One simply replaces each * with # (up to 3 deep). The other creates a hybrid format with * becoming #, ** to ##*, etc. All my functions work with md, org, and hybrid styles for the moment.
** Org to md:
** Md to org:
** Org to md-hybrid * to #*
** Md-Hybrid to org #* to *
Indeed, better org-mode on Editorial would be great. I am definitely in favor of this!
Another big yes to org-mode support being added. I use org-mode for tasks, note taking, outlining etc. To be able to access and edit my .org files on the iPad (even at a minimal level) would be fantastic.
I agree fully on this. Just the ability to properly fold org files would be amazing, and make Editorial the go-to iPad editor for org files immediately.
Other features such as TODO handling and understanding org file header would be an excellent addition to this, but proper folding, and promotion/demotion using TAB would be an excellent base.
I use org mode for a lot of my writing. Being able to do it painlessly on the iPad would be fantastic.
I've been using org-mode for years and I'd really love to see it implemented into Editorial. It could be similar to TaskPaper mode folding around different character set.
Big plus 1 to see it in the future!
Do as a in-app purchase add-on if needed. I will personally pay $50 for this feature (I signed up for these forums just to request this).
I would also love to see org-mode support added!
I just registered now to say that I'd buy Editor, and make some others buy it, if it had even basic org-mode support.
There are a lot of emacs users, and they all have mobile devices...
Not having a mobile client is a serious pain point, and yet people still cling to, indeed switch to, org-mode.
I'm an Editorial user and I also wanted to say that some basic kind of org-mode support would be HUGE!
Lot's of org mode users out there and Editorial would be the only iOS app that would support it.
Even if this is just for basic syntax highlighting and rendering and making outlines, it would be really useful.
I haven't tried the actions noted above, and I'm a bit of an Editorial noob — but just wanted to note there's an org mode plugin for Sublime Text. Those are written with Python.
Might be something in there to port (no idea as I'm not a Python, Org Mode, or Editorial "power user").
New user of Editorial and long time of org-mode. I registered here firstly to add my voice asking for this feature!
I'd also like to see org-mode support added. I like editorial and this would make it even more useful for me as I keep a lot of notes and lists in org-mode files, and MobileOrg has never really worked well for me.
Yes, org-mode support would be welcome ~