Press ESC and formatting will be applied, so the link will become clickable!
2 cents drop.
- I like markdown but besides the bullet point * I mostly write it using keyboard shortcuts where supported. So ctrl b for bold in Dynalist or Reddit Enhanced Suite.
- So, it you want to switch MD to WYSIWYG – no problem. Same keyboard shortcuts, same result
- I love markdown in txt files; styling information in plain text.
- so…if you do go WYSIWYG 100%, then export to MD should be an option
the pro-markdown camp
I would be hugely disappointed if markdown is removed for any reason.
It is one of the key features I look for in any text-based app, and it was instrumental in deciding to go with Dynalist.
If it is removed or delegated to second-class status, well .
@Erica Two years later
Curious if the biggest blockers right now is “Uncertain reward: Not sure of what design to go with” or “High costs: This would take months to build that could go to adding more features.”
Something I’m wondering about, and you might know the answer: As Dynalist continues to grow its feature palette, will this transition only become harder? Because more code will need to be refactored.
I’ve been using Notejoy.com at work lately and they have an interesting Markdown implementation.
What they do is apply the formatting as soon as the Markdown sequence happens. So if I type a dash followed by a space it switches into bullet mode; a hash and a space it becomes a level 1 header. Subsequently all editing is done WYSIWYG, using the toolbar or keyboard short-cuts.
So initial entry is very efficient and I can get the basic formatting in place. Then when I go back and edit I’m already working at a different pace, so mousing to a toolbar or using key-combination short-cuts isn’t the interruption it is when brainstorming.
Not everything is supported and not everything applies, so Dynalist would still have some work to (for bold, italic, and strike), but it’s pretty good: https://notejoy.com/help/markdown-syntax
Being able to start a line with  space and [x] space to make an item a checklist would be an awesome addition to Dynalist too!!! Similarly starting a line with 1 period space to switch to numbered list mode would be so cool!