For the benefit of those users who do not follow German politics: you might be interested to hear that just about a fortnight ago yet another German minister had to admit having heavily plagiarised in her PhD thesis. So many German ministers have submitted plagiarised PhD theses in the last 20 years, that probably everybody lost count.
Plagiarising does not seem to be quite so common as Covid19 in Germany these days, but it is surely not an exception.
Most thieves (irrespective of nationality) regret being eventually caught, not being immoral in the first place.
Here is an exchange between me and Christian Grunenberg:
sent on 12 February 2021 at 13:50–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Thank you for your latest update.
With regard to markdown:
I have used for a long time MultiMarkDown Composer developed by Fletcher, which works very nicely together with Marked2 developed by Brett.
Would you consider integrating these two applications into your DEVONthink? (Fetcher’s app for editing, and Brett’s app for previewing)?
MultiMarkDown has offered, as an example tables, and the like, for quite some years now. In my humble opinion, it is by far the best MarkDown editor for macOS.
Please let me know, what you think of my proposal.
sent on 12 February 2021 at 15:11–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
thank you for the feedback! We use the MultiMarkdown engine to render Markdown documents but there are no plans to integrate external apps into DEVONthink, I’m afraid.
Christian Grunenberg, CTO
sent on 12 February 2021 at 18:09–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
If you use anyway the MultiMarkDown engine, then you are surely aware of nvUltra, which Fletcher wants to develop with Brett’s help. Would you consider using (the not already existing) nvUltra in the future?
As far as I understand, you could use Marked2 only for rendering. I do not know, if that counts as a full external app integration.
Generally, would you mind explaining me the reasoning behind your decision not to collaborate with developers of other applications (like MultiMarkDown or Marked2) out of principle? I cannot quite follow; surely, you do not think to be the best in designing really every single functionality needed in your application. At least a few such functions might (just might) already be better implemented by other developers than you will possibly be able through in-house efforts.
So, what is the reason for refusing collaboration out of principle?
Thank you for taking the time to answer me, and, until Monday, have a nice weekend,
sent on 12 February 2021 at 19:53–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
document editing is not the primary usage scenario for DEVONthink, its main job is document and info management. And DEVONthink supports a variety of file formats, not just Markdown. Therefore it will never be as powerful as highly specialized external editors or viewers (and using external editors together with DEVONthink is no problem at all, you don’t have to use the internal ones). Anyway, things and priorities might change in the future.
Christian Grunenberg, CTO