Paid for the upgrade after it updated, as I’ve been using it a while and it’s my default markdown editor on my Mac. The ease between preview and default Markdown is really handy and occasionally use it to edit some Obsidian notes (often ones with tables, where the Obsidian advanced table editor fails the specific table - though have realised as I type this, I have a specific markdown table editor for that installed I should use!)
Marked 2 is not an editor, it’s a utility to display, with various styles, and export content produced by other apps. It should play well with files edited in Typora. AFAIK, Typora is not yet supporting Marked’s “Streaming Preview” mode, which works side-by-side with an editor app, such as Drafts, to display, for output, the document currently open in that editor. Nice mates.
I hated Typora when I tried it — several times — in beta, but I tried it again and I liked it. It I’ve been using it for hours daily this past week.
I’m used to WISYWIG editors like Word, and I’m used to Markdown editors that use syntax highlighting, like Byword, Ulysses, Bear, or — until recently — Obsidian. But for some reason my brain had difficulty with the idea of a WYSIWIG Markdown editor.
Late to the party, but I’ve just tried Typora as part of a move to storing everything in plain text/markdown in the filesystem and attempting to unify my writing into one app.
A very impressive application. I have a regular need to write in markdown but export in a different style (mostly for presenting - so large font, colours) to PDF. The theme/css support is impressive, in particular the ability to select a different style for each export type (i.e. a Word document can be exported using a different style to a PDF or a web page). Clever.
Export is the most comprehensive I’ve seen. Image handling is also seamless, as is support for diagrams. I’m not sure I’m ready to tackle a Gantt charge in plain text, but the option is there! Relatively inexpensive too.
I think this is because it relies on Pandoc in the background, which is fantastic for converting amongst different formats.
I was playing over the Christmas period with a template Word document and playing with the formatting in that, and was very surprised with how well it worked - though it’s probably about to send me on a rabbit hole looking for some advanced Word formatting items!
After switching to Word earlier in the year, I’m back with Typora. Apart from Word feeling pretty clunky and bloated and having to fix formatting when I paste in content, I also had several issues with OneDrive crashing and hogging CPU, despite nothing apparently synching.
Typora is very nice. It’s like when I tidy my office - clean and a great place to work. Typora starts instantly and does everything instantly. The interface just lets me write and I can export in a range of styles and formats. I write longform text and my formatting needs are limited.
The font I write in is different to the font I read or print in - not readily possible with editors where you style the finished item as you write. Overall, a beautiful piece of software (once I got my styles sorted, of course!).
(As an aside, I tried Logseq and Obsidian as longform writing tools… it’s possible but that was a good example of bringing a hammer to a crockery repair job. Great tool, wrong job.)