FoldingText
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Auto-formats your document as you type.   Demo ($24.99)
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FoldingText is a plain text productivity app for geeks. As you type, FoldingText auto-formats your document into sections, lists, and paragraphs. Fold sections to see the big picture. Focus to see the details.

Simple:
  • Plain text
  • Outline formatting
  • Fold and Focus to see
Surprisingly Adept:
  • Capture your thoughts
  • Write clear, focused documents
  • Organize your work, to-dos, and more.
Plain Text Productivity:
    What's New
    Version 1.2.2:

    Note: The Demo version is currently at 1.2. The version available for purchase is 1.2.2.

    • Re-enabled iCloud support which was accidentally disabled in the last release. Sorry about that!

    Requirements
    • Intel, 64-bit processor
    • OS X 10.7 or later



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    FoldingText User Discussion (Write a Review)
    ver. 1.x:
    (3)
    Your rating: Now say why...
    Overall:
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    +71
    Stoneman commented on 14 Feb 2014
    I bought Mori from this developer in the previous decade. And then he dropped it. Sold it and it died. Now he's dropped his iOS support, while he heads off on this venture. And he's charging a hefty fee for something in its beginning phases.

    I wouldn't mind trying this out and maybe adapting my workflow to it, but the developer's lack of reliability makes me skeptical. He needs to lower his prices and increase his profits through volume. And he needs to rebuild trust with those many of thus who are skeptical about his willingness to stick to an app---and his ability to do it all by himself.
    [Version 1.2.2]

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    Stoneman replied on 14 Feb 2014
    ["thus" should read "us"]
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    Lumac52 commented on 28 Feb 2013
    Now has a demo version! There's a link on homepage. The URL is:

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/foldingtext/FoldingText.dmg
    [Version 1.2]


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    +121
    Mdognrdog commented on 13 Dec 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?
    [Version 1.1]

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    John F. replied on 25 Feb 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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    +38
    Bobembry replied on 27 Feb 2013
    John F. Will Scrivener (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/22995/scrivener) work for you?
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    +71
    Stoneman replied on 27 Feb 2013
    It's these constant changes that make me skeptical. I was also happier with the earlier versions of WriteRoom than I am now. Barely use that app any more. The one good thing about what Jesse is doing is keeping these apps based in plain text. That means there is no lock-in, if things go an unhelpful way. But the jumping around has left me cautious.
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    +59

    Drfrank reviewed on 17 Oct 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.
    [Version 1.0]


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    +44

    Shiny22 reviewed on 17 Oct 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.
    [Version 1.0]

    2 Replies

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    +11
    Nomad11 replied on 17 Oct 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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    +11
    Nomad11 replied on 17 Oct 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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    +10
    Yubben had trouble on 18 Jan 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.
    [Version 1.1]



    +160

    Blloyd rated on 13 Dec 2012

    [Version 1.1]


    Downloads:1,107
    Version Downloads:176
    Type:Business : Word Processing
    License:Demo
    Date:05 Jan 2014
    Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
    Price: $24.99
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    FoldingText is a plain text productivity app for geeks. As you type, FoldingText auto-formats your document into sections, lists, and paragraphs. Fold sections to see the big picture. Focus to see the details.

    Simple:
    • Plain text
    • Outline formatting
    • Fold and Focus to see
    Surprisingly Adept:
    • Capture your thoughts
    • Write clear, focused documents
    • Organize your work, to-dos, and more.
    Plain Text Productivity:
    • Writing
    • Planning
    • Scheduling
    • To-do Lists
    • Note-taking


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