Colin on 19 Dec, 2017 08:52 PM
Thanks for reaching out to us, and I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you. That sounds like an awesome use of VoodooPad, and if you wouldn't mind I've love to hear more detail on the kind of functionality that you'd like to see implemented in the future and the issues that could be ironed out. Do you remember much of the kinds of problems that you were experiencing with linking?
Jan Erik Moströ...
on 19 Dec, 2017 09:08 PM
On 19 Dec 2017, at 21:52, Colin wrote:
No problem at all.
I remember having one wish: namespaces for pages.
I'm enclosing a small course document (I mainly used it for authoring
course pages) so you can see how it looked like.
Regarding the links: I think there was some issue with having links in
the documents and page names. If I remember correctly I needed to have
absolut path names for the links otherwise VP would interpret the links
as links to the pages and then there would be some mysterious links that
didn't work at all (see the page xkursplanering). There was also some
reason, perhaps the same, which forced me to use prefixes, like the 'x',
instead of just the page name.
Sorry, I don't remember exactly but I needed to do some hacks like that
and I couldn't just use wiki-links.
Colin on 05 Jan, 2018 10:20 PM
Thanks for following up with us, and I'm sorry for the delayed response. Could you go into a bit more detail on the kind of functionality that you wanted to see with namespaces? I'm also not certain which link on or to the page xkursplanering you are referring to; do you mean the link to xkursplanering from the index page?
Jan Erik Moströ...
on 08 Jan, 2018 07:56 AM
On 5 Jan 2018, at 23:20, Colin wrote:
If I remember correctly my idea was to set up a site for various courses
I have. The site was supposed to contain information for specific
programming languages or other subjects, the problem was that the same
concepts shows up in various programming languages but are completely
different ... and I wanted wiki-links between them and then it got
complicated if I wrote something like "if-statement" since I wanted the
link to go to the correct programming language. And writing something
like "Java if-statement", "Python if-statement" etc didn't really work.
Once again, if I remember correctly: The link problem was that if wrote
Markdown and created a page called mumbo and then used a link like
Then the "mumbo.html" link would become some kind of double link, this
is why all pages had to be prefixed so they didn't become wiki-words.
Then there was some reason why I needed to I needed to use the full URL
and not relative URLs ... but I don't remember that reason at all. So I
was referring to the links on the page xkursplanering.
Hi. I've emailed support with my use-case. Hopefully, you'll find it to be a useful data point.
Basically, I'd like to see VoodooPad able to serve as a zettelkasten or personal wiki. For me, that means it should have: (1) the ability to easily create, edit, and link pages; (2) the ability to work with plain text or something like it without corrupting the content (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English) by running it through some process that garbles up spaces or characters; (3) the ability to sync securely with encryption; (4) the ability to sync reliably; (5) the ability to sync quickly; (6) and portability to keep me from getting locked into a proprietary format.
Of course, VoodooPad already has all of these features on paper. So, what I'd like to see is VoodooPad to actually work without data loss and so forth. I haven't been able to use a decent-sized database in it for years now (10,000+ pages) and it's been a really long while since I performed a successful sync of any document. Get it working again (perhaps in a more user friendly manner) and I'll be thrilled. It's one of my favorite apps ever made, and I'd sure like to see it working well again.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll do with it!
Hi. I loved VoodooPad on my desktop but I could never get it to sync to mobile. After sending lots of error logs and spending time on email exchanges with support I gave up on it. I really hope you can get it running and syncing. Been looking and failing to find a replacement for years.
on 15 Jan, 2018 11:05 AM
My iPad is fine, but my phone seems to be trying to sync an old database even after uninstalling and installing the app. Actually, the database would never seem to sync correctly with data missing, or just never finishing. Frankly speaking, in the last few years, everything, including iOS, has moved on. The app on the phone was never great, but now it is literally unusable. Ideally, you guys could whip this into shape and help voodoopad realize its potential. Hard work, I’m sure, but I’d love to see it happen!
Screenshot after latest attempt to get it working.
Colin on 15 Jan, 2018 07:04 PM
@Jan, I see, thanks! Regarding the Markdown links, VoodooPad creates a link to "mumbo.html.html" with the example you provided. Could you let me know if relative links of the form "[hello]: mumbo" work for you instead?
@bubbles, could you provide a bit more detail on the text corruption issue you're referencing so that I can take a closer look?
Colin on 22 Feb, 2018 04:02 PM
Thanks for such a detailed response! I'll pass this example along to my team for more investigation and see if we can improve how markdown links are converted to HTML to avoid this kind of issue in the future.