“As a user of many creative software tools (including but not limited to Inkscape, freecad, Final Cut, etc) I want to be able to open one of those tools from a hyperlink in a Joplin note, so that I can quickly save or resume working on a project from Joplin”
I might be putting my own spin on it, as this is a feature I’ve often wished for.
To be clear, I don’t think it is feasible or necessary to store all my project files for all the software I use in Joplin. But I think there might be a way to use application link handling (which is an OS-level feature) coupled with Joplin to accomplish the same thing.
We have the 'Open' context menu on the preview window, not markdown window. I did not know.
Inkscape works fine from context menu. (boxy-svg failed as it seems it takes no arguments)
Anyway editable feature after drag-and-drop is useful enough for me at this moment.
As for 'Edit in external editor', for sure I can have external editor launched from Joplin, but almost all the next editors could not launch further another external editor depending on the file type, such as VSCode(open in external app extension).
But now I think I have to study, not looking for many tools can handle external application depends on the file type during all day long. It seems just I forgot the preview window. I will study it. My bad.
However how about groovetherapy ?
For sure it will be fine to implement configurable link opening feature in Joplin. But now it seems Joplin is large enough, so it might be a better way to let the complicated things to the other external editors.