It's not, really. I like it as a markdown editor. I want more structure in & between my notes, and that's perhaps where org-mode could be helpful. iA writer doesn't have any sort of outlining behavior from what I can tell.
It's a solid markdown editor and preview tool. It doesn't do much beyond that.
Well that's part of the beauty of UUIDs They don't need to be converted into something else. I don't know if DT has an export mechanism that includes UUIDs but it would be easy enough to AppleScript. In fact an AppleScript to prefix records with their UUID is trivial, and then I can export. UUIDs are visually unappealing, but unique.
I've been experimenting with it for exactly this purpose for a couple days. It's too early to tell at this point, but so far it's promising. I am starting to get an even greater sense of Tinderbox's power when I think of my notes in this way.
Sure, but it's not a dedicated text editor. It has a pretty capable rich text editor for note content.
Are you going to fault dedicated text editors for not having the features that Tinderbox does?
Links in Tinderbox have always frustrated me, mostly because I am a BIG fan of text links... but Tinderbox loses the links if I copy / cut and paste some note content that contains links (I know, I'm a broken record).
It makes me think that I have yet to grasp some critical concept of Tinderbox's design.
The closest workaround I've come up with is:
^linkTo(find($ID == 1501815802), "my link text")
This lets me say "THIS text links to THAT note, regardless of whether its
$Path changes." But that's unwieldy and ugly.
I have this idea that the Tinderbox representation will almost exactly match an HTML representation... but with text links being fragile, I have to prioritize one representation.
Anyway, the past couple days have given me a glimpse of how Tinderbox might actually serve as my primary note repository... and if it doesn't work, I can always export everything and dump it in DEVONthink.