FoldingText
FoldingText
2.2

3.5

FoldingText free download for Mac

FoldingText

2.2
10 May 2016

Markdown text editor with productivity features.

Overview

For Mac users who love plain text. FoldingText is the markdown text editor with productivity features. Unlike other editors, FoldingText does outlining, todo lists, and more.

Simple
  • Plain text
  • Outline formatting
  • Fold and Focus to see
Surprisingly Adept
  • Live formatting
  • Scripts, themes, and plugins
  • Plain text productivity platform

What's new in FoldingText

Version 2.2:
  • Outline View: View your entire document structure at a glance, and focus on the part of the document you want to work on. To show Outline View, use the View > Show Outline View, or Cmd-Alt-T
  • Update CodeMirror library to latest
  • Fix: Paddle registration issues
  • Fix: Random crash on application startup
  • Fix: Composition helper not showing up at cursor location
  • Fix: Allow Alt-Space to enter Non-breaking Space within text
  • Fix: Drag-drop not working
  • Fix: Drag-drop links to url not pasting actual url
  • Fix: Text becoming visually thinner near the bottom of the window

7 FoldingText Reviews

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Mdognrdog
13 December 2012

Most helpful

Why isn't this Taskpaper version 3? Or Mori version 2? Why does the developer keep making up new products, rather than enhancing the existing ones?
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Version 1.1
lebacon23
18 November 2015
Tech support are totally douches. Informed them of their own plugins that broke during an update, didn't respond to their reply immediately (due to a family emergency) and the guy emailed just to call me rude.

okay app. Would prefer a refund. Will never purchase something from this developer again.
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Version 2.1
ysgad
15 May 2015
$30? Or... you can use Smartdown...(http://www.neomobili.com/products/smartdown/ and App Store).
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Version 2.0.2
Lumac52
28 February 2013
Now has a demo version! There's a link on homepage. The URL is: https://s3.amazonaws.com/foldingtext/FoldingText.dmg
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Version 1.2
Yubben
18 January 2013
I have a problem with this application, whenever I create a task, It doesn't appear like in the example (manual) and I have to write each task with ".todo" in the end and it doesn't disappear. Plus we don't have to write @done at this end when the task is fulfilled, we just have to click on the square and the "@done" appears next to the task. Strangely, it's invisible on the manual example, which is more elegant. Is it a bug or normal? I installed the app twice, but the problem persisted.
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
garza-m
garza-m
16 March 2016
You write ".todo" at the end of the project name and then hit Return--you will then get a checkbox. Every time after that you will get a checkbox. So you only need to type ".todo" once, at the beginning of the list. This is explained in the Help file.

If you're not in a ".todo" section, you can type "@done" to mark a task as done.
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Mdognrdog
13 December 2012
Why isn't this Taskpaper version 3? Or Mori version 2? Why does the developer keep making up new products, rather than enhancing the existing ones?
Like (10)
Version 1.1
4 answer(s)
John-F-
John-F-
25 February 2013
I know what you are saying. Stored all my info in Hogbay notebook. Wonderful app. Version 3 suddenly changed the app's complete functionality into an outliner. Then the app became Mori, rewritten from the ground up, broke file format, wasn't the same app anymore. Then he sold Mori to another developer, and is now not developed anymore. That was my first not so good experience. Don't get me wrong, Jesse is a very friendly person, and hard working developer in contact with his users. I only wish he had more focus and also could say no to changes. But I guess, everybody has his quirks. And making a living out of software is hard. Still, I could have used Hogbay notebook forever. No other developer has ever stepped in and made an app similar to that.
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bobembry
bobembry
27 February 2013
John F. Will Scrivener (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/22995/scrivener) work for you?
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Odysseus
Odysseus
13 October 2015
Yes. You guys have hit the nail on the head. Developers who stick to their products over the long haul are worth their weight in gold, and Jesse isn't one of them.
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garza-m
garza-m
16 March 2016
The developer actually has a very lucid explanation in the help file for FoldingText as to why he went from Mori to Taskpaper to FoldingText. I've never used Mori, I discovered Taskpaper about six months ago, and FoldingText about a month ago, and honestly I agree with the developer's explanation...FoldingText is more elegant and more flexible than Taskpaper. To me it's less confusing visually, because it feels more like "just text."
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Drfrank
17 October 2012
Are you old enough to remember the outliners ThinkTank and More? In the 80s they were a reason to own a Mac. This modern, thought organizer is a pleasant flashback to those days, but it's shiny, new and comes with enormous potential. Are you a plain text and markdown aficionado? If so, get ready to grin until your face hurts. Watch the FoldingText movie, then invest a little cash, you really need to try this thing.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Levelbest
Levelbest
26 September 2015
Oh how I wish I had FairWitness again. That was my first app I purchased for my new Iisi. I could plan a workshop, set an outline for the day or days and get outline, gantt or freeform views of my data simply by clicking a saved view.
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Shiny22
17 October 2012
"Auto-formats your document" is so unreal as description of this wonderful fluid app. It's a plain text editor, lightweight outliner with folding, timers, tagging and to dos as well. All with markdown support. There's nothing quite like it out there. Absolutely download a trial and give it a go. It's a keeper.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Nomad11
Nomad11
17 October 2012
There is no trial. At least not on the FoldingText website. Or where did you find it? Only available on the Appstore it seems.
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Nomad11
Nomad11
17 October 2012
Here, I found a link in their forum to a development version that we can download to test the app: http://support.foldingtext.com/discussions/problems/214-offer-outside-of-mac-appstore
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$29.99

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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