Sunday, April 26, 2020

Using Drafts and Marked 2

I frequently use Drafts to capture text on my iOS and Mac devices and Marked 2 to view markdown on the Mac. I was quite excited about Drafts getting support for streaming preview with Marked. You can find details about Drafts action here.

It did take me a bit to get this working - I can be a bit dense at times. Here’s what I did to get it working.

  1. Install the plugin on your Mac and put it in an appropriate actions group. I restarted Drafts but I don’t think this is required.
  2. Under the Drafts preference pane -> general tab, click on the “Enable Marked App Streaming Preview support” checkbox.
  3. Open the “Marked 2” application
  4. Click on the installed action “Open Marked Streaming Preview” action from your Mac. Alternatively, under the Marked “Preview” window click streaming preview. This will bring up the streaming preview window.
  5. Go to Drafts and start typing.

Highly recommend the action - it works great. Note Marked 2 is a Mac only application so this action does not work on iOS devices.

I hope this makes life easier for the next person installing this action.