I recently started testing Inkdrop and I really like the app: I have to say on the surface it doesn’t look like anything special, just another markdown editor, but in reality, it’s a joy to use and the plugin system takes it to a whole different level…so kudos to Takuya for building such a lovely tool!
I am currently using and paying for Obsidian, which is great and very well thought out, but somehow, I can’t seem to integrate it in my daily routine. Maybe it’s because I feel like I’m not taking advantage of its full potential, and I should build my digital garden, but then I need to organise things, and it becomes a project of its own. Inkdrop on the other hand makes me want to jump in and start writing.
Probably the things which is making me a bit hesitant is the syncing system and the fact that this is a one man show:
- Syncing: it works great, not doubts about it! however I don’t love the proprietary format (even though it’s very well documented and I could parse it even if the app went away). I’d rather it be a basic folder with .md files, but I understand CouchDB makes life easier for Takuya, so I get it and respect it.
- One man show: you know the hit by a bus thing (or maybe just getting bored and letting the app die, which is more likely), what would happen to Inkdrop? I understand I could sync to my own CouchDB server, but what would happen to the app? would it still work? what if nobody maintained the billing system?
I think a partial solution might be to have a plugin continuously export to a Folder+.md format, would this be possible? If so, I might look into this.
Really, I’m not trying to be negative: I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks and like it so much I’m already worried it might go away!
Thanks Takuya! You did a great job with this!