For years, I’ve written down what I do for work every day in Day One. I wanted to include links to meeting notes and the like throughout the day, which led me down a rabbit hole towards Obsidian and Noteplan.
Obsidian isn’t native, and I don’t like it. Noteplan is good, but I don’t need the “plan” part, and there are several features I wish it supports that it does not support. Like Markdown footnotes, or better-looking type in a long numbered list, or file names.
I write my blog posts in Ulysses, and annotate Scripture there as well for my own edification.
After much thought, I’m considering learning SwiftUI and Swift so I can build a macOS and iOS app with a focus on markdown rendering and wiki-style links. It’s not just for notes and research. It would also be writing for writing.
If iA Writer and Obsidian had a baby, basically.
Is there any interest in this? Do y’all think there might be a market for this? And for those of you who code, would an app like this be too much for a first-timer to build?