Typora has reached 1.0!
It also now costs $15 to license – I’m more than glad to pay that amount for a great app.
One thing Typora is super useful for is converting various documents to markdown. Most anything you paste into Typora gets converted intelligently to Markdown. A couple examples:
Say I have a list of notes like the following that I want to paste into a gitlab issue:
To copy a list of notes in Workflowy, expand the entire section, and then highlight the top level node and drag down until the entire section is highlighted blue. Then press Ctrl-C. (it took me awhile to figure this one out!!)
If I then copy and paste directly into Gitlab, I get something like:
But, if I paste into Typora first, and then copy to gitlab issue, I get:
Likewise, if I have a Libreoffice spreadsheet:
and paste the cells directly into a Gitlab issue, I get:
But, if I paste into Typora first, then copy the Typora version to the Gitlab issue, I get:
As developers, so much of our communication is in Markdown (Trello, Github/Gitlab/Gitea issues, Markdown documents, etc). So if we can more easily move rich information into these documents, we can communicate more effectively.
Typora releases keep coming out:
I highly recommend it for markdown editing – especially things like Tables are much easier. I also use Typora to review documents I may be editing in a text editor. It automatically reloads it any time there is a change in the file.
I just noticed that if you hover your mouse at the edge of a table, you can drag rows or columns around to re-arrange things – very neat!