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    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2012 edited
    Just got Daedalus Touch on the iPad and it seems great. Though to be sure it's early minutes yet.

    I am saving the files (oops...sheets) using Dropbox as .txt files there. I took a look at one and it seems to be straightfoward ascii (text, unicode, whatever). I tend to use GNU Emacs for text files on Windows and Ubuntu and wonder if there is a mode for Daedalus files? Or what do people use to edit their files outside of the iPad?

    Is there an Undo-Redo? This is critical...must have. I hope I just can't find it.

    I suppose it saves locally (on the iPad) continously. As an old fogey from punch card days I have the habit of constantly saving work every few minutes. Would be nice if DT would have its sync button on the sheet view. Tap that guy every so often and satisfy the need. Plus, it is more obvious and much more likely to be synced when I need to continue editing off the iPad.
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2012
    Hi buggsy2,

    Editing: As the files are indeed text files you should be able to edit them with anything you like that works with plain text. I use BBEdit, and Ulysses (via copy/paste).

    Undo: there is actually a button for that on the iPad (system wide I think). First click the numbers button for undo, then the extra characters (#+ something) button for redo. It also works to shake the pad, like an iPhone.

    Syncing from the sheet view would be nice, I agree.

    cheers, Niklas
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2012
    Thanks for the quick reply. Found the Undo button and also on the wireless keyboard (command-z). Also found a markdown mode for Emacs.

    Speaking of markdown, I hadn't heard of it before using DT. Perhaps in a future release it could be explained a bit in the intro docs, as it seems a useful addition to DT.
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2012
    We might actually re-think some of the button placements. Syncing may become available across all views, and settings may become available on a per-stack basis. This has not yet decided.

    Also, just to clarify (or rather explain): When doing an app like Deadalus, you have certain ideas on how the users will actually use the app. Ours was that you would write in lots of small pieces (sheets), and then have the app stitch them together based on titles. Turns out lots of users use sheets as they would use documents, i.e. even writing long texts on a single sheet.

    So for those users, having an option to sync single sheets makes lots of sense, and we recognize that. :9