Sorry to come up with this topic again, but I need markdown with embedded images and I cannot seem to find a proper way to do it in DT.
Markdown with embedded images (Textbundle)
I write all my text in markdown (plain text for the win), and some editors allow me to paste images in my text as well (Ulysses and Bear). Actually I use that a lot to write technical documentation. These editors allow me to export the notes with embedded images in “textbundle” format (actually an archive containing the plain md file plus an assets folder for the embedded images).
Now for quick notes I don’t want to go to Ulysses, write a note, send it to DT in textbundle format. These are too many steps to be practical.
Rich text in DT
So if I stick to DT (I love the Sorter tool for writing quick notes), all the options for writing text with images are: 1. Write a formated note (basically html with mime encoded image within the html file) or 2. write a richt text (rtfd) file.
… suboptimal, because
Both solutions are suboptimal for me because the content is in an obscure format that needs to be parsed to be in plain text again (yes, I now there are converters, but I’d rather like to have the plain text on my hard drive to be able to use shell scripts to find / grep / tranform the content).
Workflow for Textbundle in DT
As DT does not support writing in textbundle, I could write a Python script plus an Alfred Workflow that would create a textbundle note and put it in my DT inbox. From there on I could use the keyboard shortcut “Shift + Cmd + O” to open the file in an external tool (Ulysses in my case) and do my editing there. This is a workable solution, but in that case I cannot use the Sorter tool anymore.
How are others doing it?
From reviewing the forum I know many fellow DT’lers are using markdown regularly. So what are you all doing to use markdown + embedded images? Fall back to RTFD or Formated note?