I posted a thread a while back, Future of Joplin and a lot of great conversation happened there. Rather than posting more to that thread, I believe this deserves another.
I wanted to start a conversation on how Joplin compares to other softwares. Not in the "this is better than that" sense, but more in depth. Let me explain in hopes that this can turn into a productive sharing of thoughts...
I use Markdown for many things, both personal and business. I find Joplin to be a great tool, especially since the comments from other users outlining how they use it. That said, I still use other Markdown softwares. On my system I have Typora, Mark Text, Ghostwriter, VNote, Obsidian, PanWriter, and of course Atom and VSCode. I have used and removed many others in my quest.
If you all here do not mind, I will be frank...
- I like Typora, but they are not open source and intend on charging once out of beta. Given this and they still have functional issues, like not being able to change and save spell check options, that software is not an option moving forward.
- Mark Text is a great software with a good amount of features, but it is lacking in basic things, like the ability to right click on the folder listing area and similar things which a user would expect. Otherwise, a good writing software, but a bit out of the norm for me.
- Ghostwriter is a unique software in that it is friendly to customization, but at the same time, lacks feature. The new V2 (in pre-release0 is a major improvement, but still not quite right.
- VNote is another great software, but is awkwardly designed for me. Additionally, it uses its own folder system vs a common folder of md files that any software can use.
- Obsidian is the newest install for me. So far, it uses its own
vaultto store items. Otherwise, needs more testing.
- PanWriter is a very simplistic piece and not suited for a all encompassing solution. But, a nice product.
- Atom and VSCode are out of scope for a word processor type application.
[edited to be more clear] I wonder what others here think? For a person looking for a universal markdown editor, where do they look? What editors are strong in specific ares vs others? What editors have good support for advanced features like footnotes and tables, etc?