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14 Dec, 2017 12:15 PM

I am glad to learn that Voodoopad has a new owner dedicated to keeping it going and improving it.

One small suggestion. I'd like to see more white space built into the content pane. Right now the text bumps right up agains the top and left edges. While this may seem trivial, adding some pixels of what space will make the editor more readable.

Thank you and best of wishes.

  1. 1 Posted by Lynn Cummings on 14 Dec, 2017 01:22 PM

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    I’m so happy to hear that VooDooPad has new ownership and that it will continue to be upkept and improved upon. I have relied on this app for many years to keep notes on each of my web development projects, as well as for personal use at home. One of my biggest fears has been that the app might be abandoned one day.

    My very best wishes to you and your team, and thank you!

  2. 2 Posted by Colin on 14 Dec, 2017 03:42 PM

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    ​Thank you very much for your kind words! We're certainly intent on improving the VoodooPad experience and keeping it updated for a long time.

    Stephen, would you mind letting me know if your suggestion is for the iOS application, the Mac application, or both?

    All the best,
    Primate Labs Inc

  3. 3 Posted by Stephen on 14 Dec, 2017 03:48 PM

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    Hi, Colin,

    I was thinking of the Mac application. Thank you!

  4. 4 Posted by Colin on 14 Dec, 2017 03:54 PM

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    Hi Stephen,

    Thanks! I'll pass your suggestion along and see if we can incorporate it into a future VoodooPad update.

    Primate Labs Inc.

  5. 5 Posted by Mat Schulte on 14 Dec, 2017 04:23 PM

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    I agree! Little things like that do make a big difference in usability.

    I would also like to see the ability to scroll past the end of the text at the bottom of the window, like in BBEdit's preferences, where you can set "Extra vertical space in text views" to either "none," "Half window" (my favorite), or "Full window."

    Also nice but not as big a deal would be the option to have extra inter-line spacing for plain text and Markdown pages (not just rich text), like in Ulysses's "General" preferences, where you can set "Paragraph spacing" to whatever you want. It has no effect on the actual content of the text or on the exported text; it's strictly for readability while you're working.

    Add my voice to the chorus of those who are excited and hopeful that this old favorite unique app can come back to life!

  6. 6 Posted by Colin on 14 Dec, 2017 08:47 PM

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    Thanks for your suggestions Mat! I'll pass them along to my team as well.

    There is currently support for changing line spacing for plain text page on Mac, through the Spacing option in the Format menu. Is this the kind of functionality you're looking for with markdown pages?

    Primate Labs Inc.

  7. 7 Posted by Mat Schulte on 14 Dec, 2017 09:48 PM

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    Yes! I didn't even notice that, since I just assumed Markdown and Plain
    Text would behave pretty much the same way.
    It's the paragraph spacing that I am most interested in. Also, not having
    to set it on a page-by-page basis, but just being a global preference would
    be great.

  8. 8 Posted by Sin Cohen on 15 Dec, 2017 01:23 AM

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    So glad voodoopad has found a home at primate labs. I was pretty sure the software had died a quiet death, so this is fantastic news. Looking forward to see where it goes from here.

  9. 9 Posted by rick on 15 Dec, 2017 05:14 AM

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    I'd just like to add my appreciation as well -- I'm so glad this app is being rescued. As a pretty serious home cook, I use VoodooPad as the perfect freeform recipe database, syncing between macOS and iOS, and I've never found anything else that works half as well for me. Thank you!

  10. 10 Posted by Stephen on 15 Dec, 2017 04:45 PM

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    By the way, I like that the voodoo doll in the logo is now smiling. Is that your doing? If so, bravo. The old one was always kind of grim.

  11. 11 Posted by Colin on 15 Dec, 2017 05:36 PM

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    Thanks for the kind words! We did update the logo to be a little bit more upbeat; I'm glad you like it. If there's anything you'd like to see changed with VoodooPad in a future update, please let us know!


    Thanks for following up! I've passed your request for spacing option support for Markdown pages along to my team, and we'll see if we can incorporate it into a future update!

    All the best,
    Primate Labs Inc.

  12. 12 Posted by Gretchin Lair on 15 Dec, 2017 08:51 PM

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    If implemented, I hope the content pane spacing is individually configurable -- I like cramming as much text into my available window space as possible so I don't have to scroll as much. :)

    OTOH, I'd love to build PRINT margins into a page/document. I'm currently doing that as a random CLI add-on, but it would be better in preferences or the print dialogue.

  13. 13 Posted by Colin on 18 Dec, 2017 09:18 PM

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    Hi Gretchen,

    Those sounds like good ideas as well! I've passed them along to my team for more consideration.

    All the best,
    Primate Labs Inc.

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