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.
+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 ~
I am building my own org-mode app for iOS. It is not an easy task, but it is in progress and I am optimistic about it. I've also decided to open source my org-mode parser framework (written in pure swift 3). Code can be found here. I am not worried about being a competitor of a super successful app like editorial, because the idea is to bring mighty org-mode to iOS. So feel free to use it. Oh, contribution is always welcomed.
I just bought editorial so that I could edit my orgmode files, I've been viewing them on the iPhone via drop box for some time. To be clear I don't expect editorial to fully implement org mode, but the ability to format it with the left swipe, as it does with md would be nice.
At least minimal support for org-mode would be a great feature.
Big fan of your software!
Please add org-mode support. Make it an in-app purchase and I will buy it and preach it to others too. Please for the love of all that is holy hear our plea! :)
I would absolutely love to see orgmode support in Editorial. But nowadays there is a new app that handles orgmode far better than mobileorg. It is called beorg. See beorgapp.com for more details. I would love to see the best features of Editorial and beorg combined into one awesome app.