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Markdown (or just a little bit)

I see you intend simplicity, and that is OK. But maybe a partial support for Markdown will keep the context "100% text" while allowing for some basic formatting such as bold, italic, underline, and links.

I know one can write an URL and it will be clickable, but a "human-readable" description for the link would be nice.

Block elements of Markdown (http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#block) might possibly make no sense, since the structure of the Moo.do document is the outline itself. But I think the span elements (http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#span) fit the philosophy of the application.

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  • Eric Schultz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've just started trying Moo.do and so far so AWESOME!

    But something I noticed right away was quirky Markdown! Based on https://commonmark.org/help/ I expected _italic_ and __bold__ to work (perhaps there's a good reason it doesn't?) and `Inline code` with backticks too.

    I see how you handle image URLs but using Markdown for images would nice too, i.e.: ![Image](http://url/a.png).

    Finally, Markdown in Notes is a must. My brain is too old and crusty to handle the mental gymnastics required to switch from one formatting method to another within the same app!!! It would allow for much richer Notes (format the display until you click somewhere and then go to the raw Markdown view).

    Thanks,

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've recently discovered moo.do and it was the combination of the outlining **and** markdown capabilities that make it a really appealing tool :)

  • Rebeccah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is this only implemented for Premium? It doesn't seem to be working for me in Free.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great addition. Just Great. ONE THING: the tasks are buggy; if one hits Enter and then Indent (i.e. Subtask) the cursor will not type. Also, is there a dependancy on the task feature? in other words, if one checks off all the boxes, does the main (unindented one) task gets checked off automatically?

  • Alejandro Julien commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Excellent! I told you 2 years ago Markdown was the way to go ;) Now, everybody is jumping in. Great you liked my idea. Thanks a lot.

  • long.lazuli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would love to use Markdown inside moo.do too.

    GithubFlavoredMarkdown would be the best, to me :
    we could even use checkboxes : [ ] ans [x] for tasks !

  • Philip Whiteside commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My use case for Markdown:

    The auto bold for items with sub-items are great. However I personally would like more control over this. I keep some headings in there all the time, even when no sub-items, so being able to keep these bold will keep the structure in place.

    Example:
    **Inbox** (I want this always bold, but I also want to clear it out regularly)
    **Personal**
    ¬ **General** (I want this always bold, but as it's not a project that ever ends, it is sometimes empty)
    ¬ **Project X** etc
    **Vocation**...

  • Guilherme Latrova commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Markdown in note please! I miss bulleted lists and other things there. I also want to add a prettier format for my urls.

  • Jim Zenn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also think the list item should support basic markdown like bold and italic.

  • Dimitrios Spirou commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Support of Markdown or HTML will be a killing feature for Moo.do. Especially if it implemented fro both Notes and tasks titles.

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