FAQ

We all need a little help sometimes.

Below you’ll find a selection of articles to quick-start your writing and publishing, but should you not find the answer below, the quickest method of getting an answer is to email me . Remember, I’m the sole developer of mnml, and as such, I will try my best to respond to every email I get.

Thanks!

Integration with Medium

In order for mnml to publish the stories you write, Medium requires that you assign a token to mnml for each of your accounts on Medium.

Setting up a Medium Integration Token

Go get it!
  • Enter “mnml” as the description for your token, then press the “Get integration token” button.
  • A new token is generated and displayed below the token generation form, similar to this:
Token!
  • Select the entire token text (the token spans two lines) and copy ⌘C the selection.
  • Should you ever wish to remove access from mnml to publish to Medium, press the “Revoke” button and confirm the following dialog box.
  • Open mnml and press  then press .
  • Follow the dialog instructions for signing into your Medium account.
  • When prompted, paste ⌘V the token into the field, then press the Connect button.

To change your Medium blog settings within mnml

  • Click  to open the blog menu.
  • Click and drag the  handle to adjust the ordering of your blogs.

To delete your Medium blog

  • Click  to open the blog menu.
  • Click  to delete the corresponding blog.

Telling your story

Now the fun begins!

Writing a new story

  1. To add a new blog press the  button on the top navigation bar.
  2. Press the floating  button located to the left of the text cursor to open the editor toolbar.
    • Click  to add an image.
    • To paste a link or embed content click the  button.
    • Insert a horizontal separator with 
    •  closes floating toolbar.

Managing stories

The top navigation bar let you work effectively with the stories.

  1. To open the side menu click the list button 
    • mnml sorts your stories by the following types
      • All: The full list of blog posts (stories), the search by blog title, tags and groups.
      • Starred: Posts (stories) covered with star-shaped mark, the search by blog title, tags and groups.
  2. Click the  button to sort the stories by local date or by name.
  3. Press the  button to star the story.
    • Starring is a useful way to flag stories for later reference.
  4. Press the  button to assign the tag to the story.
  5. Press the  button to assign the story to a group.

Story information and settings

Clicking the information button on the far right of the toolbar brings up a side panel with the following capabilities:

  • Switch editor view to Day or Night
  • Change the typeface and text size
  • Change text alignment
  • Recent Post Update
  • Count the approximate reading time, amount of characters and words you have written

Quick Publishing

Quick Publish allows you to quickly publish a blog post by creating your own default settings. This will help you publish with greater speed!

To set blog for Quick Publish:

  1. Click the  button.
  2. Then choose the status of your story (public, draft, unlisted)
  3. Assign the tags, canonical URL, and/or a license
  4. To set these settings for quick publishing press the Quick Publish button

iCloud

Store and synchronize all your documents using iCloud drive.

  • This feature requires that you have iCloud configured on your Mac and that iCloud drive is enabled.

To add a document to iCloud

  1. Press the Title of the document
  2. Click the drop down list next to the “Where” option and select iCloud Drive.

OR

  1. From the menu, select File > Move To
  2. Choose to save in iCloud

Now your story will be available in your iCloud account from any device you use.