VoodooPad 6 Wishlist

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15 Aug, 2018 03:53 AM

It's been eight months since Primate Labs acquired VoodooPad. We're starting to think about what we want to include in VoodooPad 6. Some things, like iCloud support, are obvious. Other things might not be, so I wanted to create a thread where users could tell us what they want (or what they don't want) to see in VoodooPad 6.

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  1. 31 Posted by Kent Sandvik on 26 Aug, 2018 09:27 PM

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    Oh, here's another one, to make collections for ePub publishing you need to add pages to collections and it's cumbersome with the popup used for selections to be included. Imagine a popup with 1000 pages or more....

    Instead, have a predefined page somewhere that you mark as Table of contents and with an outline view you define each entry. Then if this page is marked as the 'ePub' TOC it will take each page from this outline and export it as an ePub (or PDF) document. Much easier to maintain. I suspect it should not take much to do this as the foundation for listing TOC collections is already there.

    As a a bonus, make any VoodooPage page a Collection page based on a tag you mark in the info screen.

  2. 32 Posted by svs on 27 Aug, 2018 09:59 AM

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    Would the javascripting be replaced by something else, would python scripting still work or are you looking to remove scripting entirely?

    There were some really great comments on the old forum, but I see they have been removed. No chance they have been transferred to Primate? They contained really good stuff.

  3. 33 Posted by svs on 29 Aug, 2018 03:54 PM

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    I'm a long time VP user and have only recently returned when bugs started to be fixed.

    I'd like to see the following:
    1. Full RTF editing on iOS. No more, "...you'll lose any formatting when you edit the page on iOS..."
    2. Some type of functions that can be embedded into pages similar to Trunknotes. A function is a small piece of text which gets expanded every time you view the page. For example, {{tagged fred}} will be expanded to show you a list of all the pages which have the fred tag. This would allow pages to be based on functions. You could do this with creating pages from saved searches. This would massively increase the flexibility of VP. You could have a function {{recent 10}} to show the most ten most recently accessed pages...etc.
    3. Bring the tags into the main window to be used as functions as above.
    4. Attach the info window to the editor.

  4. 34 Posted by RK on 03 Sep, 2018 01:05 PM

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    iCloud support!!!!!!!!!, I love Voodoo pad but I never use it because of no iCloud support. That feature will determine whether or not I purchase the next version of Voodoo pad. Thank you

  5. 35 Posted by Cyrus on 30 Sep, 2018 07:51 PM

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    iCloud support is pretty high priority.

    As is Dark Mode support on Mojave. It would go a long way to making the app more pleasant to use.

  6. 36 Posted by Cyrus on 30 Sep, 2018 08:14 PM

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    Oh, I forgot to mention:

    Encryption support staying is *super* critical to my usage of VoodooPad. This feature alone is why I choose VoodooPad over the rest of the options available. Please keep support for this.

  7. 37 Posted by Mac on 15 Oct, 2018 10:07 PM

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    1) iCloud Document sync support (Dropbox is a privacy nightmare). I want to be able to sync VP without needing a Dropbox account. This is my #1 feature request.
    2) Double-down on making the encryption of documents as strong as possible.
    3) I would also love to see the app as a single-window interface. So ditch the drawer for a collapsible sidebar. Then get rid of the floating info window and let that be a collapsible info pane on the other side of the main window.

    And if you want iOS app suggestions:

    4) The iOS app is a f*ing UX nightmare. Navigating it you feel like the UI designer got fed up, got drunk, and said: "fuck it." Redo the entire iOS app.

    Any idea when we will see VP6?

  8. 38 Posted by Peter on 20 Oct, 2018 11:51 AM

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    - nicer pdf output for Markdown pages (maybe through integration with Marked 2)

  9. 39 Posted by Ahmyo on 21 Oct, 2018 05:55 PM

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    Allow a choice for which side the pages drawer will open on. I prefer left but Voodoo prefers right. Also, as someone else suggested, get the pallettes list integrated into the main editing area -- could be on the right side, like an inspector panel in many software designs.

    I also agree -- forget about Markdown - it's just a distraction.

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