Yes exactly, and thus the need for more than “Open In” functionality with respect to DTTG data. iA Writer is a decent solution for Dropbox text file editing, but still no go for DTTG. It looks like iOS 8 will provide the foundation for this kind of Open-In-Save-To functionality, and I hope DTTG will support it as well as the best text manipulation apps for iOS, esp. Drafts.app.
Until then, I will create markup in Drafts, export to DTTG, manipulate with DTTG’s text editor or deal with multiple versions, as I have been doing for some time. It’s just clunky and not up to DEVONtechnology’s mark. Indeed the built-in text editor in DTTG is really quite poor, sometimes placing the cursor on a given blank line is impossible, for instance. The app just doesn’t do text manipulation well. But, change is a’comin’ with iOS 8. Looking to September… -JM
I see that you can pass “location” via the callback. Is it possible to pass anything else? Tags? Is it possible to set the format markdown, for example? (I read that you can’t do RTF, but markdown is plain text, I’m hoping that it is a different case). Is there a list of all of the options that we can put into a callback URI anywhere?
I have seen the previous comments on URL scheme. And I still see a strong need for a extended URL scheme, e.g. to use with Drafts-App or others to ‘push’ texts, notes, markdown into DTTG.
Could someone from Devon-Technologies make a comment on the below, please?
Can’t you provide a short list of the URL scheme options that exist. I literally searched at different places and found nothing…
With the new sync options it would be excellent to have an expanded functionality / parameters. I would like to pass the title of a note the body-text and link to the original source. This seems to work with the described title, location, text parameters. However I would like to select a DTTG database and group within a db to place a note directly where it belongs within the DDTG app, in addition to a comment-text or tag parameter. ==> This would allow some automation potential to this already very nice functionality!
Thx for a feedback f someone more knowledgabe and apologies, if this post may be placed at the wrong place…
Would it be possible to specify a location for the new note to be created? In other words if I didn’t want it to go in the global inbox but rather into a specific database, is there a way to specify that?
I use Launcher to launch a lot of my apps (and actions) in iOS. Via this forum I already found x-devonthink://createText as a custom URL to quickly create a task. The only problem is that it uses whatever is on the clipboard (which I have to delete in order te create a different note).
Is there a custom URL which just opens up a new text item, with the cursor ready in the body to start typing away? This would be much appreciated! Would save me the trouble of entering a quick note via Notebox or SimpleNote, which then has to be migrated to DT.
I found some documentation on custom URL via the forum, but not yet what I’m specifically looking for. So I thought I’d give it a shot with you guys.
I really need an URL to use with Launcher, so that I can launch a new note via Launcher. x-devonthink://createText doesn’t do the job unfortunately, ‘cause it will copy what’s on the clipboard which I then first have to delete. I need an URL that opens up a new, empty note, with the cursor ready to go in the body of the note. Do you know if it exists?
Unfortunately, I’ll have to take that back. It did do exactly what it wished for, but not for long. Now I end up with a period at the beginning of each entry, or somewhere in between the other characters. Admitted, the problem is not huge. But I know myself well enough to know that it will bother me quite a bit.
You should try this:
The ‘%02’ is a HTML url-encode for start of text. From my testing using Workflow to launch this, on both my iPad and iPhone it launches the DevonThink note field, and the cursor is at the beginning. It doesn’t add an extra character at the beginning or when you are typing, like you where seeing with the other launch urls.
The only issue I saw was when my iPad was in landscape mode it would scroll down the notes and it would appear blank (scrolling back up shows them again), but I will be contacting them about this because it happens for me every time I enter text in landscape.
iPad: works flawlessly. Also after restart.
iPhone: works almost flawlessly. It does everything right, except there’s no cursor blinking so I have to manually tap the notes-field in order to start typing. Any idea how come?
I’m implementing Drafts more and more in my workflow, which makes this custom url unnessecary. Just dumping everything in there, to later sort it out (and send it to DT or OmniFocus, or…). I like this better because the text-entry box in DTTG is small and the risk of loosing data (when switching apps during data-entry). Both are not the case with Drafts.