I have to agree with this. Based on the amount of Evernote users jumping ship, people are clearly fed up with being locked into proprietary systems. The live markdown editing is absolutely stunning, but I've adopted enough services that go nowhere, the search doesn't work, are not as scalable as promised, or get bloated trying to add superfluous features. There is a market for a paid, cloud-based, text editor that is easily exportable and links to existing data - particularly if a desktop client were added to the mix. If this were it, I'd happily pay for, and remain faithful, to it. If the success of this early release is intended to determine customer interest, it's a bad proxy. For academics and writers, or anyone who values their writing as an extension of their own mind, confidence in theability to retain control of that writing, and the ability to use it as they see fit, is essential. With that assurance, you will likely see many of us. Without it, none.
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