(Moved from Trello; you can vote for this feature and see past discussion at https://trello.com/c/X8E1HTXM/121-wysiwyg-editing-visual-editing)
We’re going to transition to to a WYSIWYG mode as the default at some point, the question is when is the most appropriate time to do it.
Markdown is wonderful and all, but because the switch between rendered mode and plain text happens a lot, it’s hard to position your caret precisely or select text precisely. This means that you would often need to focus on an item first to “activate” it, and then move the caret to the correct place, after the markdown “expands”. This is painful, and the WYSIWYG mode is to combat this.
Another added benefit (I know it would be controversial) is that the average user is more familiar with Medium-style WYSIWYG editor. This reduces the amount of learning the user has to do in order to use Dynalist.
- Users should have both WYSIWYG and markdown syntax formatting.
- Users should only have a WYSIWYG editor.
- Markdown syntax alone is fine, if I can’t have it with the WYSIWYG editor, please add more keyboard shortcuts to compensate.
- One way formatting via markdown, i.e. You can create things with markdown formatting but have to edit it with the WYSIWYG (which is an option throughout).