So coming to edit some Markdown notes on my iPad today and I come across one flaw. Don’t get me wrong, I love Markdown and my Markdown app of choice (Writing Kit) is fantastic, with Dropbox auto sync (every 10 key strokes) and built in web browser, it’s still missing something.
That something happens to be syntax highlighting. I didn’t realise how much I miss it until hitting it up on the iPad and missing the feeling I get when I see the different colour code such as when I open documents in Multimarkdown Editor on the mac. I just get presented with a wall of text and that’s no great.
The syntax highlighting breaks up my work and makes it easier to read – why isn’t there an iOS markdown editor with syntax highlighting? Textastic says it does markdown highlighting but I can’t seem to get it working. It’ll even import Textmate syntaxes, but again, no luck there.