iOS MMD Composer 1.0 (43)

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26 May, 2018 12:27 PM

Here are a few things I have found after playing with it a bit on an iPhone SE, latest iOS 11, no external keyboard.

  • In general, the editor works just like the macOS version, which is awesome
  • I love the Files integration, although I have not yet successfully opened an existing file using it. Tried Dropbox and iCloud. I can open files I created in iOS MMD Composer that are stored in iCloud.
  • I can’t figure out how to rename a new file. Tapping on the file name when editing the file makes the keyboard jump around.
  • When tapping the gear icon in the editor, I can change settings, but it crashes when I close the dialogue.
  • The release notes say that the TOC is working, but I cannot figure out how to access it.
  • I like swipe to preview.
  • Emailing HTML from the preview creates an email message with an attached html file. It sure would be nice if that gave you a formatted email message instead.

That’s all I’ve had time to do so far.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 26 May, 2018 12:59 PM

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    1. Files integration -- let me know more specifically what isn't working. You should be able to import files to your local folder (which has worked well for me), or to "edit in place" in other apps -- which may need more testing.

    2. Renaming file -- can you send a video of the difficulty you've had renaming a file? I've never seen that.

    3. Gear icon -- try v 44

    4. TOC -- need to enable the toolbar button with the gear icon screen. It should be on by default, but you may need to manually enable it in current version. Same for references.

    5. Swipe to preview -- that feature is more "satisfying" than I thought it would be. :) So is synchronized scrolling (not sure if you've found that one yet), though there is an issue with the textview appearance while doing that.

    6. I can add that, but would need a different interface. Currently all "sharing" is done via Apple's quicklook preview functionality. This gives a lot of flexibility "for free", and is automatically improved as they update iOS. This would have to be done differently (e.g. a different button, etc.) How would you like to see it work?

    7. The editor itself is the same as the macOS one -- obviously parts of the code are "if/then..."'ed but, it is literally a single framework that I plug into both apps. Which means that the iOS version gets the benefit of the last year of macOS testing and feedback. There will be a few things that need to be handled differently, but not many.

    Thanks for the feedback!


  2. 2 Posted by rwcope2 on 27 May, 2018 02:40 AM

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    As of build 46, all of the crashes and issues with files, including renaming a file, have been fixed, thanks! I’ll start a new thread with anything new I find.

    In terms of sharing via email, I suppose one approach is to have tapping the Share button give you 3 options — “Preview”, “Share Plain Text”, “Share HTML”. Choosing one of the share options would then show the standard iOS share sheet for sharing that format.


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