Continuing the discussion from Birch 0.1.0 “Dev” release:
I think it’s unlikely that I’ll be doing an iOS editor. But I think it makes it more likely that you’ll be able to edit Birch outlines on iOS for two reasons:
First as I expect to continue supporting as much of the existing formats as I can you should still be able to use whatever your current workflow is. Ie edit TaskPaper in Editorial. It will be “lossy”, but that’s only a loss of you are using new features. If you are happy with current TaskPaper behavior, it shouldn’t matter.
But more important, it should be easy for Birch to read/write OPML without any lossy behavior. I don’t know for sure, but I expect that tools like OmniOutliner do OPML. So in that case you’ll actually have (I think) a better iOS experience since you’ll be able to do outlining things on both Birch on Mac and outliner of choice on iOS and have all the data round trip. I “think”. Haven’t actually tested all those tools and details of how they handle OPML yet.