The more polish Greg applies to the Drafts 5 beta the more I want to reacquaint myself with JavaScript and create interesting actions.

He calls it "the most complex and deep app I’ve ever made" and it's easy to see why.

It's been quite a while since I used JS in anger but was never really that proficient. Spending a lot of time with PHP recently, however, has gotten the juices flowing again and I've picked up a lot that can be transcribed.

Drafts is purely a text app so has obvious limitations compared to some others, but I've seen my usage of Ulysses in particular shrink to virtually nothing. I also only tend to use Workflow when images are involved.

Yesterday, I found myself wondering if I should start moving items out of the Ulysses library and into Dropbox. I suppose I was mentally preparing to cancel my Ulysses subscription. As much as I've raved about it in the past I really think I'm getting to the point where I don't need it.

I know I've written about this a couple of times recently, and it's going to get a bit boring, but I am continually amazed by what's possible.

And we're not even out of beta.

  1. hjertnes says: #
    @colinwalker Join the club. People I work with give me strange looks when I talk about using PHP to serve different style sheets based on the USER AGENT string.

    I think it is useful to not confuse JavaScript the language with the DOM API / Browser API.

  2. cn says: #
    @hjertnes the bad old days when there were multiple DOMs (or perhaps the end days for multiple DOMs, it’s a while ago).
  3. hjertnes says: #
    @cn I love the good old days, when you was a genius if you knew how to use the simplest of HTML