Feature Request

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13 Sep, 2011 03:31 PM

First - I love this app. It's simple. Clean. Efficient.

I would like to see a few features added:

  1. Menu bar icon with hide the dock icon as an option. I'm one of those that is obsessive above a clean dock.
  2. Select multiple custom css files. That feature is Brilliant.
  3. Some kind of a search feature for the rendered page or just an "alert" toggle for possible 'non rendered' markdown syntax. Example: "...this finishes the first step. * The second step...." the - * - would receive a temporary special color or outputted alert document.

The last and somewhat etherial request would be some kind of a page setup feature - customize exportable page sizes with PAGINATION. NO ONE that I have found allows me to take a markdown feature and indicate custom pagination/page sizes. Other than that. Love this app.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 10 Oct, 2011 01:49 PM

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    I apologize for the delayed response, Tender marked your message as Spam and I didn't notice it until today.

    1. This has the added benefit of allowing Marked to open on dual-screen setups when another app is in Full Screen mode on Lion, so it's definitely on the roadmap for an upcoming release.
    2. Already done in version 1.3
    3. I've implemented something similar for broken links. However a single asterisk is not broken syntax, per se. It's a normal part of writing and would be difficult to peg as a broken item.

    Have you tried the print feature with Save to PDF? MultiMarkdown offers no real control for pagination, and I don't want Marked to develop proprietary syntax that would make documents non-portable, so I'm not sure how I would accomplish this.

  2. 2 Posted by Jesse Martin on 10 Oct, 2011 04:33 PM

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    Thanks for the reply. I have found other things to do than wonder if my
    feedback has fallen into the dark web hole of features requests vs. bug
    fixes... dabbling in dev myself (mostly web) I truly understand and
    appreciate how much work goes into stuff like this. Just saw the update to
    the app, totally excited about some of those features. In regards to the
    broken syntax - would it be possible to do a line search with a regex
    command and say something like a search for more than one instance of a
    particular markdown call on a single line? Example would be if you had more
    than one * on a line that was padded by spaces as you might expect to find
    in a list or if someone had multiple hashtags on a line? Anyways - thanks
    for the response. Looking forward to trying out the new version.

  3. 3 Posted by Andi Altendorfe... on 09 May, 2012 07:50 AM

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    I would appreciate an export-function where I can select/configure formats (html,rtf,pdf,..) and export a document with one click. e.g. File/Export.., Ask for folder and filename (w/o extension). And Go.

    - Andi

    BTW: I use this app pretty often. Cool thing, congrats!

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Brett on 09 May, 2012 10:34 AM

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    Something very similar to this (an export drawer with a hotkey and a small button and icons that let you immediately export and save a format) has been implemented for 1.5. It's not a single step between click and save dialog, but I'm finding it much faster and it's become the only way I export (skipping the menu items). Hopefully that will help out with this request, too.

  5. 5 Posted by david.payne.pac on 28 Sep, 2014 02:12 PM

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    Just wanted to add my support for a menu bar icon option. I would love to able to drag a file onto the Marked icon in the menu bar. I would also be willing to bet that a huge proportion of Brett Terpstra fans (hence Marked 2 users) are the types that by default hide the dock and use launching applications such as Alfred to manage opening new apps. Since Marked 2 is an app that is typically opened opened secondarily to another app or by dragging a file to its icon, there is a major loss of exposure opportunity and usability for these types of users with the absence of a menu bar icon.

    Would love to hear your thoughts! I noticed your above reply stating that a menu bar icon was on the roadmap was published in 2011.


  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Brett on 28 Sep, 2014 02:22 PM

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    It's a long roadmap :).

    It's still something I think might be useful, but personally I just use
    Launchbar's Instant Send to pipe a file to Marked. Same in Alfred. My
    menu bar is full (twice, thanks to Bartender)...


  7. 7 Posted by Ron Canepa on 12 Nov, 2014 04:02 PM

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    Just wanted to chime in to add my +1 for a way to drag files into marked to be opened. I often have source-controlled directories open in Finder and the *activate Marked* => "File" => "Open" => *browse* feels like it can be improved.

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Brett on 12 Nov, 2014 04:05 PM

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    Dragging to the Dock icon doesn't work for you?


  9. 9 Posted by Ron Canepa on 12 Nov, 2014 04:09 PM

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    touché! Thanks for that. (Perhaps more coffee is in order)

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