is free software.
No! There's no sign-up required. Streamline is completely self-contained and works right out the box.
Nope. What you see in terms of features is what you get. In fact, both, this site and the application are free and open-source software! Yay!
Nope. No tracking/analytics installed and not planning to. You can verify this here.
Nope. All writing and saving is done locally. In fact, the app is fully functional, even without internet access. You could be offline and still write and save.
Not at all. I use Streamline usually in the morning before I open Obsidian. I also use it alongside iA Writer and Emacs, too. So, think "and" not "or".
Great question! I tried that. Obsidian simply is too distracting for me to get lost in a rabbithole (I think that's one of its biggest strengths actually, just not for stream-of-consciousness writing). Having a stand-alone app helps me immerse myself.
To configure the source of your auto-complete search, please use the application's menu: "Streamline → Settings → Select Vault". This will create an in-memory cache of all markdown file names in the directory you chose.
Yes! You can use any folder with Markdown notes, not just Obsidian!
Yes! There is a small hack to get auto-complete working that I would like to get your feedback on. Ping me and I'll show you!
No. And I know exactly what you mean. Markdown editing is a solved problem. Yes, I do feel proud that it came out so stripped-down, but my goal is to get smarter, not look smart.
It’s written in Swift and Objective-C.
It's a personal project that I built for myself. It solves a real pain-point with Obsidian that I repeatedly noticed in my life. If you experience the struggle, I hope it helps you as well as it has helped me!
PS: If you have a question, please let me know!
It's a perfect storm for me. Streamline has made me a bolder, more creative writer. Free from distractions, I write from my heart and link to my Obsidian notes.