I would like to know if Todoist currently supports or plans to support "Markdown" formatting in the future? http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/
you can currently format the name of your task with bold, italic, underlined or highlighted text. For more details, please refer to this page: https://todoist.com/Help/viewHelp?page=format_syntax
You're welcome to add your vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/440/
I realist that for the majority of your users markdown means nothing but for some of us it is almost muscle memory now and it would be great to have the option to not have to learn another syntax.
I've voted. Thanks.
I agree with John, changing the bold and italic, etc to be the same as markdown shouldn't be too much work and a lot of people (like us) would be eternally grateful
+1, please add support for markdown, it is an industry standard whereas the markup todoist uses now is not. Exactly what John W. said — muscle memory. I'm a paid user if that matters any.
+1, agree. Also, the current keyboard shortcuts conflict with keyboard navigation on the Mac -- particularly ctrl-b.
Keyboard shortcuts should be customizable, they also conflict with Sublime Text.
Full support for Markdown is not necessary, really.
But be cool to support it in the task contents itself.
What could be supported initially:
* Bold: using **hello** instead of !!hello!!;
* Italic: using *hello* instead of __hello__;
* Italic Bold: using ***hello*** instead of __!!hello!!__ (I don't know if it works);
* Monospaced: using `hello`;
* Links: [check it](http://google.com/);
And the priority and tags continues to work normally.
The only problem is that it would be necessary to convert the formatting applied to all currently existent projects, since both styles are incompatible.
The link syntax is particularly annoying when you're used to markdown. I always need to search through Todoist documentation to find the appropriate syntax.
love this idea,
you could have a selection on what is used for formatting (to remove the incompaatablities of the todoist language and Markdown)
I would like to author my tasks in:
[ ] markdown
[ ] todoist code
Any news on MD support yet? Thanks
It's surprising to see that this request is two years old now.
It would be great to have markdown support
Markdown support in task notes сould be really helpful
+whateverittakes, appending Graham Nanke's suggestion
3 months later and i am +1'ing my own post... again
Markdown support would be very helpful for formatting notes!
I agree! +1 ^_^
New (paying) customer today. Actually, I can't believe this isn't supported yet. If it is, I don't know about it, and it would be great if you could post an update here for us.
I really need to be able to format the "notes" section of tasks. Badly. Plain text won't cut it for our team of ~4 people.
I'd also love to have Markdown support for notes.
No answer from any Todoist staff member for 3 years, despite the several +1. Guys, any thoughts about this ? Any chance this can be considered, or none at all ?
honestly, since it would be so easy to implement, I've lost interest in Todoist.
not because it's not a good service/tool but the amount of +1's when there already is a basic syntax there already that would just need to be tweaked slightly to conform to basic MD.
not a deal breaker by any means but I'm just moving on for personal reasons, not having markdown. is #1 considering the lag in implementation.
why should we wait for something so simple when there are other services that are just as good and would have had it worked in within a month with a response list like this. smh
@kleerkoat What alternative app are you considering? I'm still looking for todoist to implement MD but like you I think it is never going to happen.
@john I never settled on one/or found one that fit all my needs. my first need is easy Evernote integration with emails. Simple enough with emailing to Evernote but that doesn't really have to do with having Markdown support.
I'm still on the hunt for the best mix of emailing tasks and taking notes within the task with MD. Bonus would be subtasks.
Everything else I have tried has been a clump of different services. None of which meets my end goal but they its working for me, minus the MD.
So far this is the best I have come up with my two main needs, on IOS I use CloudMail which has a nice export window for an email that allows me to pick a notebook to save it in and then choose a tags, "swipes" which then triggers EVN to add it to my Swipes todo app. It adds the event and has some syntax to add to the subject for due date, priority, etc.
Now if I want go and take MD notes in the email I goto my Mac and use Alternote which is basically a stripped down Evernote client with some simple markdown syntax for now, more being added later. While I'm on my Mac if I get an email I use Airmail which send sends it to EVN/Alternote for MD stuff.
Really there doesn't seem to be a silver bullet that covers everything. Hell there isn't even a really good IOS and Mac email that are from the same dev as far as I know.
Now depending on if your needs mirror this, I have used a web app called Marxico, a small fee a year. but it will allow you to write MD and sync it with notebooks and tags within EVN.
I have used that as well to write something in MD, add the tag "swipes" and it will show up in my Swipes list upon sync.
I wish I had a better answer for you and myself.
Todoist and Swipes are very good apps in this category. I have lost touch with Todoist over the past month or so, I can fall into a rabbit hole on the hunt for hunting for the si ;-) lver bullet that will probably never come.
I will add this as a final thought. I try and keep as much as I can in plain text.
One thing that really got me into Swipes is that it will add all the todo boxes in a note as subtasks which is really nice.
So if you use Evernote and you have one main note with a bunch of todos in it each will be added as a child.
and this writing is by no means a trash talk about Todoist, why are there so many todo list options out there? everyone has there own way. I'm not upset I have a premium account. but the negligence on this topic has really turned me off as "looking to the future" option.
hell, by the time they ever implement MD, people will be asking for TaskPaper or FoldingText. ;-)
gamechanger for a lot of people I guess. Todoist Staff, any answer / estimates?
We have discussed it and it's on our radar, but no plans to implement it at the moment.
hey allan, this issue is older than 3 years, and you still tell us "at the moment"... thats really a slap into your customers face... ;-((( there are other services they won´t even start without a good markup you really think that some "bold" and "italic" and some stupid smilies is enough for the people... wow... why listen to customers... i mean, poeple who pay your job.... thats very frustrating with you guys..... X-(
Hi Allan, thanks for the fast answer. I hope this will get some more priority soon. Still happy with the rest of your service so far ;)
I understand you are frustrated, but we cannot add every feature requested then we'll end up with a super complex product with a ton of buttons, whistle and bells.
I know markdown has been a topic for years, so has calendar, so has Gantt Chart, so has starting dates and I could keep going.
Adding everything customers want is not the solution to a great product that would make all customers happy.
It's a catch-22, when we add something we're exposed to a shit storm for doing it because many people don't like changes and when we don't add something we're accused for not listening to our customers.
With almost 6 million users it's really hard to create something that live up to everybody's expectations and at some point you learn that you can't regardless of how much you truly want to. :-( This said, we do our utmost everyday to improve the product and create a better user experience.
@Ivar - pleased to read that you like the product apart for this lack. :-)
Thank you so much for this honest answer. I totally understand that simplicity is one of the most important values of your software. Balancing simplicity and customer feature requests is probably one of the hardest things in software product management, because implementing every (or all most wanted) features lead to complex software that nobody likes at the end (like Mircosoft Word).
So how should this be managed without a lot of frustration on the customer side?
From my point of view an honest and regular communication (like your post) is a great starting point. Perhaps some kind of FAQ regarding your feature request process would also help to manage customer expectations.
Last but not least a structured feature voting process (in combination with the FAQ for excpection management) could help Todoist and the customers to improve the software.