Drafts 5.5 brings significant new customizations for advanced Markdown users, letting you tailor the Markdown used in Drafts to specific needs. These customizations are in two parts.
- MultiMarkdown & GitHub Markdown Syntax Highlighting: In addition to the default “Markdown” syntax highlighting option, there are new “MultiMarkdown” and “GitHub Markdown” syntax options which add highlight for some of the extensions specific to those flavors of Markdown. The default “Markdown” syntax has been simplified to more closely match the original Markdown specification as well. If you prefer one of these advanced highlighting options, you may wish to select it as your default for new drafts.
- Markdown Processor Options: Markdown options have been added in setting to control the Markdown rendering used in templates and previews. It is now possible to choose between MultiMarkdown and GitHub Markdown when rendering, as well as control many advanced options provided by these renderers
I’m impressed by the progress of Agile Tortoise’s v5 release schedule. With these added Markdown features, one could easily make a case to move any text-based workflow into it, especially if iOS is the work platform of choice. Personally, I do most of my writing on the Mac (bigger keyboards FTW), so I haven’t gotten in as deep with Drafts; however, if I were rocking an iPad Pro for my writing device, Drafts would be a #1 contender for my main writing app.