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Add markdown as an optional text formatting when adding tasks: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/

not sure of you stack... BUT the python version of markdown is pretty robust and has lots of plugins for creating tables, inserting images, etc...

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Ashish Bogawat premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2012 - 03:44

I second this. Would be a huge help if we could make words bold, italic or highlighted for easy scanning in long lists.

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 27, 2012 - 06:31

Hello Ashish,

You can use basic formating by selecting the text and pressing Ctrl+B to make it bold or Ctrl+I to make it italic. The syntax for this formatting is:

This word will be !! bold !!
This word will be __italic__

Best regards,

David J. Downs premium
Replied on Apr 14, 2013 - 08:30

The formatting options for bold and italics should be changed to conform with the Markdown standard. This should be rather easy to implement. Markdown is becoming quite widespread and it adds a layer of unnecessary confusion when standards aren't observed.

Kakaxa premium
Replied on Jul 21, 2013 - 07:10

+1 for Markdown
it is not only bold and italic
but nice readable formating for list with dash,
horizontal line with 3 dashes
and Headers with #

Markdown is very easy and great for organizing infos in notes, work is much easier.

Replied on Aug 23, 2013 - 12:47

Like David said, not following standards when it's that easy is quite disturbing and I don't know why this isn't already changed, it's been almost a year. To begin with, you could simply replace that !! and __ thing by ** and *. Wouldn't even take a whole minute of your time haha. You don't need to implement the entire thing. Of course, if you can that's great but doing this is already good enough to begin with

Kakaxa premium
Replied on Aug 25, 2013 - 12:16

Please, give us both, old proprietary for compatibility and standard markdown for all.

Justin Maxwell premium
Replied on Aug 26, 2013 - 19:31

Yes, please use markdown, it is an industry standard now.

Jon Moore premium
Replied on Oct 19, 2013 - 10:21

DItto, esp markdown for notes!!

rene trappel premium
Replied on Dec 08, 2013 - 06:06

+1 as it would also allow the use of non-standard links as those you can produce on a Mac by dragging and dropping mails etc. (like this one message:%3C0.0.40.F1B.1CEF408F7874C1C.0@e3pmta199.emarsys.net%3E)

Dan Allan premium
Replied on Jan 05, 2014 - 13:56


Jutta premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2014 - 00:27

+1 for Markdown in notes

Konrad premium
Replied on Jan 21, 2014 - 17:13

I'm also using Markdown in other PKM tools (some handcrafted and my PKM Wiki). Please adapt to the industry standard.

Eduardo Vaz de Mello premium
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 02:55

+1. Trello does it very well too (mentioning just for example sake, not comparing).

Cory Zibell premium
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 11:05

+1. Markdown is great and would be greatly appreciated as an addition to Todoist

Devon Barrett premium
Replied on Feb 24, 2014 - 08:22

+1 its seems illogical to invent your own standard. This would be super useful inside notes.

Noah Kareus premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2014 - 17:20

As far as I know, this hasn't been implemented. Is there any way we might get an update for this? I agree with the previous commentors. Please adopt the standard and allow markdown syntax in a note for a todo item!

lubos.melichar premium
Replied on Mar 26, 2014 - 14:39

I need lists!!
I need (one-word) links!!

lubos.melichar premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 03:35

the links are already possible, try this in your comment

http://www.google.com (search on google)

Dan Allan premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 08:25

Right, but that's not Markdown, and in fact it's the opposite convention: parenthesis around the link text instead of parenthesis around the link URL. It's confusing to have a separate standard on Todoist.

lubos.melichar premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 08:28

I fully agree with you.

I've found it by coincidence, I am not sure if there is a description of these features. So I just wanted to share.

Dan Allan premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 08:29

Thanks Lubos. Go team!