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I am doing software development in many areas, with my main fields of experience being cross-platform software (C++/Qt) and Android apps (native). In development teams I'm usually responsible for managing development services, setting up CI/CD jobs (usually paired with Bash/Python/Ruby scripts) and keeping everything uptodate.

Open Source is one of my passions -- I am a developer and maintainer of many open projects and regularly start contributing to additional ones. Support me on my mission! My other favourite activities include photography and being outdoor as much as possible. I am too volunteering at the local fire department. I went to school at HTL Braunau (Electronics / Software Engineering & Mobile Computing) and studied Mobile Computing at FH Hagenberg. I'm now employed at V-Play as software engineer.
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Today marks the release of the Markor v1.6 update! The update is already available for download on Google Play and soon on F-Droid!

New TextAction: DateTime

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Insert date and/or time using the new action! You can freely pick date and time and choose in which format the information should be added. The current time is used when you press the “OK” button by default. (Note that you also can just insert the format, without date!)

  • Date only selects your country specific default format for Date
  • Time only selects your country specific default format for Time
  • Last used select the format you last inserted into text (=OK pressed)

Changelog

New features:

  • TextAction: Insert date/time
  • Add website title when sharing into Markor, if browser supports it
    • Website title + URL formatted in Markdown format if possible

Improved:

  • Automatically create ToDo/linkbox/QuickNote and parent folders when using respective launcher
  • KaTex/Math: Improve inline math
  • Close virtual keyboard after creating new file
  • Language selection: Load system’s most important language as system hint
  • Markdown + Jekyll: Replace with .. in representation
  • More padding at settings on older devices
  • Use the new file dialog for sharing into new documents
  • Filesystem dialog now shows images / textfiles only at respective file selection

Fixed:

  • New file dialog: Jekyll option on older devices
  • Title not updated when swiping

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Notice: This is a guest blog post written by James Vaughan. It was first published on his blog in May 2018. ‘I’ refers to the original author.


I’ve gone through quite a few revisions of my note-taking process and now that I’m in my final year of school, I think I’ve finally found a system that I’m going to stick with. In this post, I will describe this system and explain why I like it so much.

tl;dr: I write notes in Markdown with Vim and Vimwiki on my computer and with Markor on my phone, keep them in sync with Syncthing, and view them as web pages and PDFs that I generate with pandoc.

You might be wondering what things I’m taking notes on that are important enough to warrant a whole post on how I take them. Right now, the main thing is lectures for classes, but I also take notes on:

  • books that I read
  • movies that I watch
  • important conversations
  • interesting things that I learn about people
  • projects that I am work on
  • recipes
  • ideas for future blog posts

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Today marks the release of the Markor v1.5 update! The update is already available for download on Google Play and soon on F-Droid!

Multiple windows, keep screen on

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New general settings options arrived! You can find them under the following settings sections:

  • General -> Multiple windows: Open a seperate window for each document! Easily switch between multiple documents to quickly get needed information! Each window is a full editor with seperate editor settings and format selection. Requires Android 5 or higher, activated by default.
  • General -> Keep screen on: Do not turn off the screen automatically.

    New Textactions

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  • Markdown GFM tasks: Use the new task textaction to convert the current line to a task! If the line is already a task you toggle between done and todo.
  • Insert image: Add pictures to your document. Easy access to pictures from gallery and camera! You can also browse your drive! Optionally edit the picture with an installed graphics app.
  • Color picker: Add color to your texts! Choose between setting the forground or background color. You can also add only the hex color code. The newly added color picker is also used in new theming functionalities
  • Sort tasks: Try the new sort button for your todo list! Easy sort your todo alphabetically by selected order.

All new ‘new file’ dialog

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  • Create new file
    • Create new files now from the Notebook
    • Choose between filename presets. Want to write a Jekyll blog post? Markor has you covered.

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Today marks the release of the Markor v1.2 update! The update is already available for download on Google Play, and soon on F-Droid!

Recent changes in the Markor project

New features:

  • General
    • Launchers to directly open LinkBox/ToDo/QuickNote (opt-in)
  • Text Actions
    • Search/filter lines by input (available in special-keys button menu)
    • Todo: context aware search for projects,contexts (longpress project/context button)
  • Preview
    • Table of contents (opt-in))
    • Math using KaTex (opt-in)

Improved:

  • Converter
    • Markdown: More features enabled, notably GFM like table parsing and underlined h1
  • Settings
    • More spacing between categories

Fixed:

  • Editor
    • File saving

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Today marks the day of Markors v1.1 update release! The update is already available for download on Google Play, and soon on F-Droid!

Recent changes in the Markor project

New features:

  • Text Module Actions
    • Markdown Picture Dialog
    • Load picture from gallery
    • Take picture with camera
    • Edit picture with graphics app
  • Add popular files (most used files by access count)
  • Add popular & recent files as virtual folder under /storage/
    • Selectable e.g. for widgets

Improved:

  • Formats
    • Load Markdown Format for .md.txt files
  • Text-Module-Actions
    • More safety checks at execution
  • Highlighting
    • MD: Better code readability
    • MD: Better unordered list readability

Fixed:

  • Editor
    • Change default lineheight back to 100%
    • Not connects multiple lines anymore
  • Filesystem view
    • More checks for storage access and the yellow info box

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This time the v1.0 release of Markor gets celebrated! The update is already available for download on F-Droid and Google Play, get it now!

Recent changes in the Markor project:
New features:

  • ShareInto
    • Added export: calendar appointment

Improved:

  • Widget
    • Added shortcuts to ToDo, QuickNote and LinkBox
  • SD Card handling and permission errors
    • Show warning when opening a file on not writeable path
    • Add shortcuts to writeable SD card folders
    • Mark unwriteable files red in selection dialog
  • ShareInto
    • Better seperator placment

Fixed:

  • Widget
    • Open selected file
  • Editor
    • Markdown header highlighting padding
  • Share to app
    • Fix view intent not starting on some devices
  • Filesystem view
    • Allow to view Details for folder too

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Changelog for v1.2.1

App release: dandelior

  • Added an (rebranded) flavor of dandelion: dandelior
  • Only differenties in use are other (black) icon and AMOLED colors by default enabled
  • Already available on F-Droid

New features:

Fixed:

  • Sometimes the Stream went white, which is due an still (>3 years) unfixed Android Support library bug. It should not occur very often anymore due less use of fragments.

Improved:

  • Various small tweaks
  • Updated translation files

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