Slideas 1.0 is available in the Mac App Store

After 2 years of development, Slideas 1.0 is available in the Mac App Store

Slideas 1.0 is available I am proud to announce that Slideas 1.0 is now available in the Mac App Store Get on the Mac App Store Pricing Defining the pricing of an application is always a tricky task. We need to find the right balance ensuring the sustainability of the application while being fair with our users. I see every week, developers moving to the subscription model.

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Slideas Beta 6, Better Dark Mode, more images formats and fixes

A new beta is availables, with enhanced dark mode support, more image formats and misc fixes and enhancements

An improved Dark Mode Previous version already had a working Dark mode support but it has been enhanced and fixed in Beta 6: Added Mojave and Catalina system wide Dark Mode support with the ability to override the setting at application level. Fixed incorrect syntax highlighting in the editor. Fixed incorrect colours in Welcome screen. Fixed low contract of slide numbers in Dark mode. Support for more image formats In addition to existing bitmap image formats support, this builds:

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Moving to Material Design Icons

Next version of Slideas will use Material Design Icons instead of SVG icons. Here are the reasons of that switch.

I recently decided to move from Linea SVG Icons to Material Design Icons. We sometimes make bad decisions when starting a new product and I think this choice was one of them. Hopefully, we are just beginning the beta and it is still easy to change without to have to worry about compatibility with previous versions. Why changing to Material Design Icons? While the final result using Linea is more than acceptable, I was tempted to go further.

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Using Diagrams in a Markdown presentation

Using Diagrams in a Markdown presentation, directly in the Markdown, without third party application

A simple sequence diagram, in Slideas Using Diagrams in a Markdown presentation When creating a presentation, we often need more than simply adding text and images. This is where Powerpoint, with SmartArt (or Keynote or Google Slides), are very convenient. You can directly from the presentation application, create a diagram. I wanted to provide the same experience in Slideas, but taking into account the constraints of a Markdown-based presentation application.

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How to embed a Youtube Video in Markdown presentation

Here is the best way to insert a youtube video in a markdown document with a simple syntax and a lightweight and clean result

A Youtube video rendered in a Slide, in a Slideas presentation Being able to simply add a Youtube Video (or from another similar video platform like Vimeo) in a slide is a must-have. Unfortunately, it is more difficult than we can think. There is no official good way to embed a Youtube Video in a Markdown document. Existing workarounds You have two main ways to add a Youtube Video:

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