I'm building a note-taking Rails 5 app that will be a web app and will also act as a backend for OSX and Windows apps in the future. One of the key features is the rich editing of text - bold, italics, size, colour, highlights etc very much like the feature set of Evernote.
What options should I be considering in regards to which text format to use and save in the db? HTML seems too messy (especially when using it with the native desktop apps), markdown doesn't seem to include enough features...
Getting quite lost and confused. As always, your help is appreciated Go Rails fam.
You've probably got two options here:
In either case, I'm sure you'll have to build custom plugins for your editor to pull off all the features you want. The thing I would recommend is to pick a complex feature or two and try it with both. Which solution makes it easiest and which do you see being most flexible for the inevitable changes in the future?
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