ale wrote:Hello, first of all I would like to say thank you, CintaNotes is already a nice and useful application at this point of development. I liked particularly: Unicode support, being portable and self contained, being small, fast and responsive.
Hello and thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry it took me so long to reply.
ale wrote:About formatting, I think CintaNotes should stay basically a plain text notes editor as opposed to a very rich text formatting, so I would like to see an easy and fast way to use just two fonts, a monospaced font and a proportional font.
This is really what I plan to do, I don't intend to support fancy formatting beyond basic things like monospaced font, tabs, links, bold/italic and (maybe) lists.
ale wrote:Another feature I always like to have in text editors is a button to show hidden characters which basically means a way to see spaces, new lines and tab characters (a nice touch if you will ever implement this is see those hidden characters with a lighter colour respect to surrounding text, I mean for example black for text and a lighter shade of gray for those hidden characters)
Well as I understand it, this mode is really useful in full-power word processing apps with all possible formatting options, so that you really need this mode to see what's going on. In CintaNotes with its very basic formatting, I doubt that it will be that useful. But I may be wrong, of couse, so it would be helpful if anyone would second this request?
ale wrote:I read a bit about the modified date suggestions... I think of a note like a piece of text which has some attributes, creation date is one of these and also modifed date may be one of these and so on. I would like never lose these attributes which I consider an integral part of the note. To make an example of why I consider them important, let's think to sorting, we can make an alphabetical sorting but I would like to always be able to return to the previous situation where there's not really sorting but notes are in the order we inserted them so creation date would be used to do so.
Yes I call that "user sorting". Note reordering will be possible in this mode only. At least this is the way I'm going to do it.
ale wrote:Generally I like every command not being destructive regarding what it does so we can always go back to the previous state
Right now the only way to undo is to load the notebook backup, which is saved every 10 minutes. But the support for real undo/redo is necessary, I agree.
ale wrote:Finally about tags would be nice to have a way to fast apply a tag (maybe a special kind of tag?) like a mean to temporary mark a note or some notes, a kind of checkmark. Ideally we would apply and remove this mark with a single click of the mouse (or with a hotkey for those who use the keyboard more than the mouse)
This is a great idea, it just needs a bit more design, like what exactly will it look like etc.
Thanks for your input and hope you enjoy the next versions as well!