- Develop a list of needs and options
- This ended up being quite an involved process. The options are recursive… everything is about $5/month and seems to work basically the same until I actually start using it. Trouble is, using these things without knowing the gaps might mean painful and troublesome switching around later on.
- Try hosting on Render
- Didn’t work. Render can’t easily install “apps” like Quartz. Same will go for Netlify/etc — any host that uses GitHub Pages will not be a full server, and so I won’t necessarily have full control over what I can install.
- Try hosting on Linode
I had originally designed these shortcuts to make it easier to get Markdown tables into and then out of classic spreadsheet apps (e.g., Excel/Numbers).
Convert the Markdown table to HTML (e.g., view it in Reading or Preview mode in the app of your choice), select it and copy it, then paste it into your spreadsheet. Presto! When you’re done editing, copy the rows and columns in the spreadsheet and paste it back into your markdown editor (at least, this works in Obsidian and it’ll paste as a markdown table.
I’m leaving the Shortcuts here in case they’re still helpful for some reason. Maybe someday I’ll adapt them to be able to copy certain formatting (e.g., highlighting) back and forth.
# The Shortcuts
Note: these don’t work on iOS. ☹️
- Adapt Viticci’s 2014 shortcut to automatically generate header rows
- Create a shortcut to generate actual tables paste-able into Numbers/Sheets/Excel from markdown tables
- Test the shortcuts more on iOS