this is a mirror from my reddit post, which I posted before I discovered the link to this beta support forum.
Thanks for the open alpha! I immediately tested it
What I find nice:
- lists: finally no more bullet points and list item numbers in the left gutter (left of the margin line)
- styles: style nesting really works well
- styles: links in headers are a nice addition
- font: better default font sizes and weight and spacing for headings
- editor settings: no paragraph spacing slider to test
- editor settings: it would be great if ordered/unordered lists would be rendered visually more pleasing with added paragraph spacing applied
- style: highlighter color (purple in dark mode) a tone of orange would be a better fit in my opinion
- inserted files: will a quicklook preview work for embedded files?
What I dislike:
- table: tab in the last cell of a table should append a new row
- table: ⇧⏎ should allow linebreaks in cells
- table: no differentiation between the header cells and the body cells
- table: secondary background color of the alternating zebra-style is should be toned down in dark mode, contrast is too stark
- footnotes: they should be numbered and appended at the bottom of the document
- syntax: that the syntax, especially the one for bold, italics, underline, strike-through and highlights are still shown in-line and not hidden
- headline-level: this icon should be in the gutter so that the headline-text aligns properly with the margin of the text. This is different from lists, which naturally are indented from that base margin line.
- headline-level: the icon is less intuitive than the h1, h2, h3, … of Bear, because the mental conversion from which line is longer to how many # it represents has to be made. Especially, when you quickly scan longer documents and want to make sure that your headline levels are correct (btw: a pop-up outline or index would help!) and it’s even worse when you get to h4 levels, because the h4 symbol is the same as the h1’s.