URL link pasting without the link "helper"



I don’t know if this is currently possible, but I would like to be able to paste in URLs without the UI converting the clipboard into a rich-markdown URL i.e. URL.

This is mostly helpful when I already know the link title I have in mind, and I have already got a [TITLE], and thus just want to type a ( followed by the (raw) URL followed by ) to complete.


This is not a hard blocker, more a speed thing. Currently I’d need to spend a few seconds removing additional text since Dynalist auto-adds more text than is necessary.

Interestingly, I can also paste a copied URL into a simple text editor like tyke, which then prevents Dynalist from inserting the URL as a rich-URL. I’d love to be made aware of an easy workaround to prevent markdown formatting, if that’s a better solution.


Hi @JohnLi . I agree, it’s a bit of a pain.

Another workaround is to use the “paste raw” keyboard shortcut if your OS supports it. For example, on Windows I use Ctrl-Shift-V to paste the plain URL without any markup.


And the hotkey on mac is called “unformatted paste” or “paste and match style” or “paste and match formatting”.

On my mac it is Command-Shift-V

It’s the same as pasting to a plain text editor but you dont need that step