Editorial is a text editor that supports Markdown, syncs with Dropbox, and comes with "accessory panels to access a preview of documents (converted from Markdown to HTML), a Python console and scratchpad, a documentation viewer, and a web browser for quick research.
Editorial supports Dropbox versions, TextExpander snippets as well as its own abbreviation system, it comes with a powerful URL scheme, and -the core aspect of the app - it lets you automate text editing and communication with other apps through a workflow system that is reminiscent of Automator and combines built-in actions with the possibility of running Python scripts.
Editorial can be used to "just take some notes'; but it truly shines when the browser and workflows are put to good use for research purposes and to automate writing and editing in Markdown.
Editorial's interface design is clean: a sidebar on the left lists all your text files and folders, while accessory panels are available on the right side of the text editor as a series of tabs at the top. Both the sidebar and panels can be accessed by swiping horizontally on screen, with Editorial making it extremely clear (either through drag handles or
the use of shadows) that the text editor is the main content area of the app; alternatively, the omnipresent hamand a panel button in the title bar allow you to open their respective views without having to swipe.
Even without using workflows. Editorial's text editor is versatile enough to guarantee a pleasant writing experience thanks to syntax highlighting, the extra keyboard row with character auto-pairing, swipe gestures and custom selection, versions, search, and the rich Preview panel. Editorial can be used as a text editor that doesn't rely on workflows, but that would be short-sighted: Editorial's real power lies in the workflow system, which is unlike anything you've seen on iOS before.... More Info »