After hearing much about Ulysses from people whose opinions I trust, namely Federico Viticci, I decided to give it a try for a writing project. This post is a slight distraction aside in the midst of that project.
As I was writing, I figured it would be best to lay out some data in a table. Unfortunately, the Markdown variants supported by Ulysses don’t support a MultiMarkdown-like syntax for tables.
That’s where iOS comes in. More specifically, that’s where Workflow shines. I figured I could meet my needs using a combination of a Workflow action extension and Ulysses’ Markdown XL raw source syntax (~…~). The Workflow I created takes Markdown-formatted text, converts it to HTML and places it on my clipboard. While I aim to use it to create HTML tables, you could technically use this workflow in any instance where you need to convert Markdown to HTML via an action extension.
Here’s how it looks: