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I am doing software development in many areas, with my main fields of experience being cross-platform software (C++/Qt), Android apps (native), Linux & DevOps (Bash/Python/Ruby, Docker, ...).

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), studied at FH Hagenberg (Mobile Computing) and work currently at Felgo.

Markor v2.1 update is out! Get the update now from Google Play, GitHub or F-Droid!
Continue reading to find out what’s new, improved and fixed in this update.

New features, enhancements & bugfixes in this release

  • Improved editor, highlighting and overall performance
  • New file dialog: Templates
  • New format: KeyValue - highlighting for json, ini, csv, yaml, vcard, ics, toml and other simple key-value like syntax
  • Long click on main view plus button -> open favourites/recents
  • Use lightweight Markdown heading highlighting on non-highend devices
  • Show SD Card dialog when opening file that is under SAF
  • Share: Rename PDF -> Print/PDF
  • Text action to sort todo by date
  • Keep view mode scroll position
  • Remove LinkBox from main screen to improve performance
  • Make filesystem selection dialog fill screen
  • Rework share into: Use file browser to select favourite/recent/popular files
  • Special keys added: Insert page break for PDF/Printing, ohm key, punctation mark arrows
  • Append linefeed on end when saving
  • Show error when trying to rename to existing file/folder
  • Add special handling for percent encoded filenames in nextcloud/owncloud folder
  • Link ‘More->Help’ to Project website FAQ
  • Debug Log settings option
  • Improve local/linked file opening when clicking link at preview
  • Add option to set font size in view mode
  • Share (multiple) files from file browser
  • PlaintextConverter: Put HTML into preview as is (allow to view html files)
  • Fix folder title not visible sometimes
  • Enable hex color highlighting for various prefix/postfixes (like colon, quote, …)

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This a copy of the blog post Using Markor to Write (and More) on an Android Device, first published at The Plain Text Project blog on 16. July 2019 by Scott Nesbitt. The post content is licensed CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. ‘I’ and ‘me’ refers to the original author. Minor edits were done compared to the original post (references to LinkBox removed).


I have something of a like/dislike relationship with smartphones and tablet. On one hand, they can be very useful for getting some work done. Especially writing. And not having to lug a laptop around is a bonus.

On the other hand, smartphones and tablets can distract us from our lives. And they further blur the already blurry line between life and work. Because we can work from anywhere doesn’t mean we should.

As I wrote a couple of paragraphs ago, smartphones and tablets can be very useful when you need to do a little work. In my case, that work is usually writing. To do that, I need an editor.

Over the years, I’ve used a number of editors with a number of Android-powered devices. Right my, my editor of choice is Markor.

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MemeTastic v1.6 update is out! Get the update now from Google Play, GitHub or F-Droid!
Continue reading to find out what’s new, improved and fixed in this update.

Usability

Create Memes faster

When you start editing a picture, the editor will now automatically select the top caption. This means the keyboard shows up immediately and you can start right away to enter text for the top caption.

Redesign

The app uses a brown-black as primary color now, which improves readability and recognizability of components and texts a lot compared to the previous blue color.

 
 
 
 

Apply Text settings to all captions

This is a new checkbox option inside the meme editor controls. When checked, all text settings are synced between all captions (size, font, colors etc.). It is checked by default and can be disabled in case you want to have e.g. different sizes for all captions.

Search replaces Tabs in Meme Template list

Previously the meme template list contained a tabbed view for groups of templates. There is already bottom navigation and search for template tags/categories so tabs were obsole and thus removed.

New Features

Rotation gesture for Image Viewer

The image viewer (created images & original unedited image) now a simple rotation gesture. The image viewer now support pinch to zoom, image movement and rotation.

The rotation happens on 90 degree steps and is applied only for the currently viewed image till closed.

Use MemeTastic as Image Viewer

There is a new toolbar menu option at meme editor to view the (untouched) original image.

Together with the new Rotation gesture for Image Viewer, you can use MemeTastic as a simple & lightweight picture viewer. (Without saving any images)

The image viewer uses full width & height of the screen and has complete black background.

List of sites for Meme Templates and Funny Images

MemeTastic now contains a list of links to sites with Meme Templates and Funny Images. You can show the list and get to these sites using the »Help« option in the bottom navigation »More« section.

You can suggest sites here if you are missing something.

Privacy: MemeTastic - your true Offline app

MemeTastic has no Internet permission, hence it can’t communicate with any network. There is no tracking, calling-home or picture upload in MemeTastic.

Use the share button to send edited images to other apps. You can also use any gallery/file manager app to view MemeTastic created images.

(This info was not included in any update blog post yet.)

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