Spell checker for FT


Taskpaper has spell checking. Why not FoldingText?


FoldingText does have spellcheck. See:

  • Edit > Spelling

But it’s true that FoldingText’s spell check (and some other text editing features) don’t match the OS X standard behavior. The reason for this is that FoldingText’s interface is implemented using HTML/DOM (web technologies) while TaskPaper’s UI is implemented using the OS X native text component (NSTextView).

There are a number of tradeoffs on both sides. Generally:

  • FoldingText’s text editor is more flexible and styleable, but much harder (or impossible in some cases to integrate with native OS X text features).

  • TaskPaper’s text editor is a bit less flexible and styleable, but we get all the native text features for free.


Thanks for the explanation.