FoldingText - What's going on?


#1

Hi all,

I’m sorry for the absence. I don’t think I dealt with the feedback for FT3 internally very well. To be honest, I almost gave up on it - the jury’s out whether that’s a decision I’ll regret in time :slight_smile:.

However, I’m not giving up, at least not yet.

This is still a work in progress, but I’ve been fleshing out two avenues in parallel.

  1. A simpler, document based, native FoldingText app
    What this means is that this app will not be as fully featured as FT2, but will work reliably (as reliable as new software can be to be perfectly honest). No plugins at the time of release, but I’ll work together with those who are really interested in specific plugins to get them into the app

  2. A dropbox backed service that will work online
    This is to provide people access to their FoldingText documents from anywhere they can run a modern web browser.

This is a lot of work, and I’ll take my time evaluating and building the both of these. I will, however, move to a more regular cadence of updates and releases, and slowly move away from this forum for the new products (To be decided). As always, feedback and constructive criticism is welcome.

Regards,
Mutahhir


What to expect and decision about which program
#2

Mutahhir and I have already emailed quite a bit on this, but my vote is for a simpler document based native FoldingText.


#3

Thank you for not giving up, Mutahhir — and for the update!


#4

Likewise!


#5

Thanks for the update.

  1. Forgive my ignorance, but what’s a “Document Based Native” app versus what FT2 is? What advantages does this add? I thought biggest thing for next version of FT was support for a directory of files?
  2. If FT is moving to be web-based or only support docs on Dropbox? I cannot use Dropbox for most of my documents.

#6

Glad to hear you are still looking forward on FT! It’s a great product that I look forward to continuing to support in the future.

Best wishes.


#7

Yeah, I’m puzzled by what “document based” means too. I like to work in Writer1 in iOS and in FT on the Mac. As long as that still works, I’m good.


#8

'Echoing many others: thank you for sticking with this project and us! :weight_lifting_man:️‍♂️

Eager to see what’s next. :unicorn: