I have been using Textastic for a while now for mobile coding and Markdown editor with preview.
Slowly, I am migrating my notes out of Evernote to full markdown notes.
It is mind boggling but if you look in the apps market there is no single application that is a good markdown notes manager.
Textastic would be great if it had synchronization; I have been able to find the upload-download mode which is kind of annoying because you have to do the task manually.
I found kind of best practice so far, unless somebody else has been able to find a sync method in Textastic. It uses GoodReader, another iPad app, and the iPad local folders.
These are steps:
1. Use GoodReader to synchronize any remote folder to your iPad. In my case I used WebDAV but I have made it work with Google Drive, Dropbox, and SFTP. GoddReadr is the app that keeps the two-way synchronization.
2. Once the connection to the server or remote is on, download the remote folder to a local iPad folder. GR will tell you that folder will be synchronized. Choose "Delete local" and "Remote file" to keep both sides fully synced.
3. Go to Textastic and add a external folder. Point to the iPad local folder that you just synced.
4. Now, you can write/preview your Markdown comfortably, including images because the images were downloaded and work as local.
5. Once your changes were made, locally or remotely, sync your folder using GoodReader.
I know, it seems like many steps, but it does what i wanted: notes synchronization, note editing, and note preview including remote images.
the only thing missing here is that Textastic doesn’t seem to have a method to insert images in Markdown files. But that is a minor pain until the app evolves a little bit further.
Have you found another way to sync Markdown notes without paying an annual fee?
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