I have really grown to like Joplin... including the web clipper thanks to the users in this forum. I wanted to thank all those who have responded to my prior posts and questions. I mention this to preface my issue.
While I use Joplin for my primary notes, one part that is missing, or seems to be, is the ability to work with external files, like a set of markdown files. I don't with to discuss in this thread the use for development vs note taking, but I often need to use other editors for markdown. I have some examples so this can be better understood:
- GitHub "README" files
- GitHub "pages"
- Docs on my local intranet, where Apache has a markdown handler to display the contents
- Working on shared markdown documents, like notes during software eval and testing
While a lot of the above is technically "development", it is also note taking. On the above items, 1 and 2 are easily done in VSCode (or the IDE of your choosing). But once we get to 3 and for sure 4, VSCode (or your IDE) is not ideal. I find myself using Typora for these files, which I think is a great piece of software, but they are not open source and I dislike supporting them even though at least for now it is free.
I have tried numbers other softwares and still have most installed... VNote, MarkText, Quilter, GhostWriter, PanWriter, Apostrophe, CherryTree,, Zim, etc... but there is one problem with 2 parts. None of these are to par with Typora, and Typora I have second to Joplin which is not a fit for this use. I enjoy the markdown editing experience in Joplin more than any other software I have tried. While I realize this might be considered out of scope, has any consideration been given to a second "mode"? Sort of like the database mode and file mode?