"Open in" Editorial
I wanted to open a *.markdown file generated by iThoughts HD in Editorial - just iThoughts HD won't offer me Editorial as target app!
I mailed the developer who told me that Editorial needed to tell to iOS that it opens *.markdown files:
"iThoughts will export the map into a file with a .markdown extension. iOS then lists those apps which can open such files. I’m guessing Editorial has not indicated to iOS that it can open .markdown files (it’s a setting the developer needs to include.)"
What about this? How can this be done? Can I do anything about it or would you developers need to interfere here?
It works for me. Go to Settings->Advanced and check if you have markdown among supported file extensions in Editorial.
Just in case: I send files to Editorial via Actions -> Send to app in iThoughts HD.
Hope it helps.
omz last edited by
Editorial currently doesn't support opening *.markdown files from other apps. *.txt files should work though.
How do you do this? Send to app → as Markdown → I don't see Editorial in the list. Can you explain how you achieve this?
Seems as if omz was right... unfortunately. This should be on the list for an update I think...
you may try to reinstall Editorial and iThoughts, (Editorial first, then iThoughts) but as you see from the screenshot, Editorial is the list and opens markdown files without any problems. I do exactly what I described in my post.
omz last edited by
Whether *.markdown files can be opened in Editorial depends on whether any other app declares them as plain text (via an exported UTI). I'm not sure if iThoughts does this, but you may see it as a result of having another text editor installed (could be Textastic here).
Right, it could be specific to my environment. Thanks, Ole.
I uninstalled and reinstalled iThoughts HD, but Editorial still ist not an export option, while Byword, Writing Kit and Evernote are. I don't understand why the presence of another app such as Textastic would turn Editorial into an export optin for iThoughts HD...
Oddly enought, I can export a map in Freemind format (*.mm) and open in Editorial. But the contents doesn't loook nice at all... :-)
Do you have any other idea?
This is what Craig Scott, the developer of iThoughts HD wrote about his issue:
The whole scheme whereby apps decide whether they can open a given type of file is ‘messed up’ (in my opinion.) In the old days, a simple filename extension was sufficient (.txt or .markdown) Nowadays it is also possible to tag .markdown file as being ‘equivalent’ to a .txt file. It sounds like Editorial can open .txt (and equivalent) files. Unfortunately iThoughts doesn’t tag .markdown as equivalent to .txt and Editorial won’t open .markdown. The reason it works for the other chap is (probably) because he has another app installed which tags .markdown as equivalent to .txt (at a system level) Having looked at his screenshot, I see he also has MakeDoc installed on his system (another one of my apps. What makes that interesting is that MakeDoc DOES tag .markdown as equivalent to .txt I’ve attached a ‘code’ which enables you to download MakeDoc for free from the AppStore - to see if that ‘fixes’ the issue.
Resulted that I can export .markdown to MakeDoc once I had installed it, but still not to Editorial.
Maybe OMZ could consider adding .markdown as tag equivalent to text files in order to enable smooth collaboration between iThoughts and Editorial, these two one-of-a-kind premium apps.
What is your opinion?
IanL last edited by
I currently have two iPads (in transition), both running iThoughts and Editorial. One offers me Editorial, the other does not.
The 'not' offers texttastic and dropbox
The 'other' offers Textastic, Day One, Editorial, FTPpro on the go, Documents, Drafts, DropBox. All apps are on both iPads. I think Craig is about right here
I've never been able to figure out the logic of what is offered by what and to what