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RobertB
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Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:43 pm Post

http://www.texts.io

Discovered this yesterday. Cross platform and pretty low foot print. Everything is plain text but displayed in line as Rich Text (through Markdown). You can get a free license if you request one for now. Worth checking out.

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michaelbywater
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Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:29 pm Post

Me too. I've been using it the last few days. Clean, works with text/MD, has nice little tools for doing basic markup with shortcuts. It's still a subset of Markdown, though more than adequate for most people I suppose, and exports to PDF, .docx, HTML5, LaTeX, ePub, PanDoc etc. The developer's gone down the Not Kevin route: get the basic thing stable, then get it out there and see how it flies. So far, I like it a lot.

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marcoiac
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Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:26 pm Post

michaelbywater wrote: So far, I like it a lot.


I join in. Haven't tested it extensively, but it's nice, works well, and have the feeling the developer is receptive to suggestion (look at the forum in the website).

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Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:53 pm Post

So disappointing to find (again) that developers require Mac OS-X 10.6+ (but support XP+ on the Win side.) Scrivener continues to support OS 10.4 ... a blessing. Obviously a whole lot more has changed with Mac than with Windows!

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Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:54 am Post

Graybyrd wrote:So disappointing to find (again) that developers require Mac OS-X 10.6+ (but support XP+ on the Win side.) Scrivener continues to support OS 10.4 ... a blessing. Obviously a whole lot more has changed with Mac than with Windows!


Even we have to post two different versions, now, though - one for 10.6+ and another for 10.4-10.5. And Scapple is 10.6+ only. Apple has made supporting earlier systems more difficult - it is not even possible to build an app that supports 10.4 on Lion and Mountain Lion. I have to boot into Snow Leopard to build the version for Tiger and Leopard users, and if I dropped support for those earlier systems I could strip out hundreds of lines of compatibility code.
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