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Todoist help doesn't include other method of creating links in tasks


Todoist help says to create links in the following format:
http://google.com/ (Google)

After running into a bug using this format, I searched the Support questions and found links can be created in this format:

Either the help should be updated to reflect this or the following bug needs filed. (Or both. ;) )

BUG - Ending with a parentheses in link text results in that ending parentheses not being made clickable.

Repro Steps:
1. Create a link that includes parentheses:
http://google.com/ (Google (home page))

That "Google (home page)" is the link text (clickable).

"Google (home page" is the link text (clickable). This is aesthetically displeasing and is a bug as follows the format provided in the help. Note: The ending parentheses is displayed, but is not clickable.

Extra information:

http://google.com/ (Google ()
Results in "Google (" being made a link.

http://google.com/ (Google ))
Results in "Google" being made a link (leaving out the closing parentheses).

All responses

Ashley Myers
Replied on Jan 09, 2012 - 20:40 UTC

Screenshot of bug:

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 10, 2012 - 05:58 UTC

Hello Ashley,

thank you very much for your report. I've been able to reproduce this bug and will forward it to the developers.

Indeed, there are currently two help-tips (#19 and #21) explaining both ways of adding links. I will address this issue as well.

For now, as a workaround, please use the method described in tip #19 so if you create a link to Google with an inner parentheses, please type (for example):

A link to "Google (home page)":(google.com)

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,