A few thoughts about the wysiwyg vs inline-markdown issue:
Before settling on the current solution, I’ve tried 3 or 4 other editors and none of them was good enough. So at some level, it doesn’t matter that much if inline-markdown is better or not, there’s just no existing editor that would work for Joplin.
WYSIWYG has probably been the most asked feature for Joplin since the day it was released. It’s been asked dozens of time in many different forums. Almost never did anyone mentioned they’d like inline-markdown editing. We’re a bit biased in this forum because we like Markdown, but truth is Typora is a very niche editor and what everybody is familiar with is regular Word-like wysiwyg editor.
If somebody is motivated enough, they can always add Typora like feature on top of what I’m developing now. TinyMCE would definitely support inline-editing. In fact, even if we wanted Typora style editing, we’d still need the work that’s being done now first.
Thank you @laurent for being understanding about this, one more reason i prefer an inline-md editor is the space i get while taking down notes, i usually take down notes while watching youtube videos, and it becomes really annoying if you constantly need to switch panes,
This thread is for the desktop wysiwyg editor. We don’t have a thread yet for the new mobile editor actually. I was planning to make an announcement for it by I’m waiting till we upgrade RN as that will fix a crash in Android.
I am looking for a proper replacement for Wunderlist and Joplin is really promising. But this feature (I would call it antifeature) is really making me nervous. I am so tired of wasting time with making WYSIWYG editor to do what I really mean.
But on Mobile we need a working “Share” feature such that I can send stuff with the share menu to Joplin. This is IMHO more important than WYSIWYG
Why? You don’t have to use it. I have never even opened the WYSIWYG editor on my main Joplin instance. (I started it one time in my local dev build for testing purposes.)
It’s being worked on. We had a share-to-joplin on Android for text data, but the module we’ve used is not maintained properly and broke when we upgraded react-native. On iOS it never worked and I’m not sure what the status is.
Hahahaha, definitely not. This would be a total showstopper - at least for me.
Yes, I agree. That’s why I haven’t upgraded my Android version. The last version that had the share-to functionality (only for text though) was 1.0.316. If you are using iOS, you are currently out of luck.
Please note: If you use E2EE, you won’t be able to use 1.0.316, because the encryption algorithm has changed and 1.0.316 does not understand this new algorithm.
Hi, I love the new WYSIWYG editor, but unfortunately after a few weeks without any problem, I'm experimenting a very annoying bug : some of my notes are emptied all of a sudden, and it happens once a week Sorry I don't know yet how to declare a bug
Thanks for the anwser and debug link, I will check the logs next time.
Lastly it happened when I went back to notes, so I don’t know exactly when the emptying really happened (when I last edited the note or when I went back to it).
Yes the version history helped me twice, but on the last occurrence of the bug it was a big note that I hadn’t edited since some time (since Joplin installation or 180 days) so it didn’t help. But I will find it in some backup so it’s not bad. And now I will keep note history for 365 days.
PS : Joplin Desktop 1.0.227 (but bug happened with 1.0.224) on Mac OS X 10.15.5 and on Windows.
Maybe it’s something specific to your notes, like some particular markup or size of the note, etc. Once you got the note back, could you try to make some changes, switch to another note, go back to it, etc several times like this to see if you can replicate the issue?
Hi and many thanks for your messages Laurent (and thanks for developing this nice app I can't live without ),
Here is how I can replicate the issue to empty a note in WYSIWYG mode on my config (1.0.224 or 1.0.227 and Mac OS X 10.15.5 or 10.15.6, Joplin installed with homebrew cask) :
1/ open a long note 'N' in notebook A
2/ edit this note 'N'
3/ immediately change the notebook to another one (whatever but another one), let's say notebook B
4/ I see a 1st bug then : the note 'N' also appears in the notebook 'B' above the other 'normal' notes of notebook B
5/ switch back to notebook A
6/ then I see the 2nd bug : the note 'N' I just edited is now empty, and the note history contains an old version that doesn't include the modifications I just made.
Here is the CONSOLE log : Framabin
Here is the log.txt extract : Framabin (password : titi)
We can see in the LOG.TXT extract that the note "KM" has a BODY the first time (anonymized to "TRES LONG TEXTE") and then the body is empty ("body":"").
I hope this can help,