New and totally confused by the editor. Used to Evernote and Bear

it too complicated. Too much work.

What’s too complicated and too much work?
Please be explicit in your statements as there are different (though related) tangents going on in this thread.

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This is something I tried, too. But I never managed to get Typora to show the images which were stored in DT…

never managed to get Typora to show the images which were stored in DT…

If that’s what the person was referring to, then no that’s not possible - at least not with an item link. An item link is a URL scheme, i.e., it’s provides an action - not a URL to the actual file.

I was generically asking why @dargelm was suggesting uploading versus just using local images as the images wouldn’t be available if the connection was offline, servers busy, etc.

you are right and thank you for your comment.

Because i work fast, writing, annotating images → copy to clipboard → paste into technical document, etc

I don’t want to change my workflow to accommodate an editor. From reading the many posts in this forum, I don’t think that at the present time Markdown is for me.

There is one superb extremely efficient text (with very nice styling) + image friendly version of markdown which is the editor of the Bear App. It has a standalone counterpart called Panda, but once again DT does not display images.

The Bear Editor is living proof of how powerful and fast Markdown can be with seamless integration of images, and also proof that I am not completely crazy (only half crazy).

My prediction is that the people from Bear will eventually release a stand alone version and make other Markdown editors redundant.

Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with the Bear app. This is my opinion, not marketing.

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Because I have not found a better solution. Do you want to suggest a better one? How would you like to support the storage of images together with MD-Files natively with DTPRO?

Here is one place I discussed this…

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Thank you for your advice. Most of the time I don’t create MD files manually, but as web snippets, i.e. exporting websites from Safari as markdown. When I open such files locally, the images are loaded from the web via URL. If I edit such files again, the images would have to be saved locally. I use my own method, because such a workflow is not supported by DTPRO. The method you suggest may work in individual cases, but not for saving and editing web pages not only occasionally.

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thank you but it’s too much. Slows down the workflow. I will stick to RTF and HTML for the moment. Thank you for all your comments

I found the solution. Panda works perfectly. Best Markdown editor, text style and images display in DT
thank you again for your interest

But doesn’t work HTML exactly like MD with images? I.e. they are not stored in the file itself (unless you use a data URL – do you?). So what advantage does HTML have over MD here?

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@BLUEFROG @chrillek @dargelm

I found the solution. Panda works perfectly. Best Markdown editor, text style, lists with keyboard shortcuts to move items, simply paste images (don’t bother with local or cloud storage) and styled text and images display in DT
thank you again for your interest.

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What’s an alpha?

I hope you’ve read and seriously considered what they wrote in the above section on the page you linked.


Alpha software that invents it’s own markdown deviation (which goes against the whole idea of Markdown as a portable text-only format!)? If it makes you happy – by all means. But then don’t complain if md-compatible software can’t display the images or animated Gifs or what else the bear people think might help them to gain customers (one might think “vendor lock-in”).


i don’t understand that point of view, at all.
why couldn’t DT execute a macro when doing cmd+v? i.e. ‘save the clipboard to a jpg file in the same directory, take the nam of the jpg, insert markdown code into the markdown where the cursor was when the user pressed cmd+v’.

that would work perfectly fine and is what quite a few other markdown editors do it.

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if it is text only format, it is a really crippled non-generic note format though. so whats a more powerful non-text-only format you suggest? I have no clue what PDF has got to do with a note-taking format though…

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yes, like Panda does. 99.9% of the images I insert in Markdown are by pasting

i totally agree. An image is worth a thousand words and annotated images 2 thousand.

There are exceptions. Bear app uses markdown with seamless integration of pasted images.

that invents it’s own markdown deviation

Acutally they are embracing CommonMark, and optionally GFM (GitHub Flavored Markdown) with this wise comment…

We’re switching to a more standard Markdown system for greater formatting flexibility and integration with other apps

@rufus123, et al:
They aren’t “pasting into Markdown”. If you add an image, it is defaulting to using the .textbundle format. .textbundle files are viewable but not editable in DEVONthink.

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yes, you are right and I was wrong. As soon as you add an image md → textbundle

What I want is to be able to
1- view in DT
2- edit in an external editor. Today Panda; tomorrow another app.

thank you for your comment