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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 and keeping everything uptodate. For various tasks I love to script with Bash, Python or Ruby. Beside software development I'm also educated in electronics. I'm building small scale home automation, IoT and retro gaming solutions for myself and my friends, preferably with Arduino and Raspberrry Pi.

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 v1.4 update! The update is already available for download on Google Play and soon on F-Droid!

Recent changes in the Markor project

New features:

  • App-wide
    • Add popular documents to ‘share into’
  • Editor
    • Settings options for editor background and foreground color
    • todo.txt: Highlight multiple levels of context/projects (@@/++)
  • Text Actions
    • Add zero-width space character to ‘special characters’
    • Add color picker

Improved:

  • TextActions
    • Markdown: Multiline textaction for header/quote/list
  • Editor
    • More space for document title
    • Harden automatic file naming and moving
  • Representation
    • Enable block rendering for KaTex (math)
  • App-wide
    • Natural scrolling in dialogs

Fixed:

  • Filesystem
    • Discard selection when leaving filesystem view

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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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Markor is a TextEditor for Android. This project aims to make an editor that is versatile, flexible, and lightweight. Markor utilizes simple markup formats like Markdown and todo.txt for note-taking and list management. Markor is versatile at working with text, it can also be used for keeping bookmarks, copying to clipboard, fast opening a link from text and lots of more. Created files are interoptable with any other plaintext software on any platform.Markor is using open formats and is free software, openly developed and accepts community contributions.

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