Markdown Support for OneNote (desktop and web)
I know there's already an Idea posted for this topic however the original poster of the idea hasn't provided feedback as to what exactly they meant. so here goes:
It's simply the ability to use Markdown in OneNote pages, Currently I use the tool to take all of my work notes, and as a Developer I need to add code blocks, code lines and other formatting into my notes,. It would be great if Markdown was added to OneNote just like in GitHub wikis or Stackoverflow for example as I would hate moving away from using it!
In our company we use OneNote for all things documenting and this would be the best feature ever. However, not only the API but in the Client Apps, as OP mentioned, desktop and web. Please move this with all votes to those.
It's a must for code snippets among other usefulness of Markdown. Waiting for ages! Please don't delay it anymore !! Hear our voice
four years dude yes we need it
Using the mouse and off-screen menu items (how formatting currently works) is just painful after you've learned markdown. Please add markdown support.
Please support markdown in OneNote so that it can be the greatest app ever. Don't waste the chance
You hade a chance to be an outstand note sofotware, why lose it? OneNote should be the best, please don't waste it.
Yes, please add a proper plaintext page for this.
Hope you will work it out soon.
Please, please, add markdown support.
I use OneNote all the time to document code usage + results.
It would be incredibly useful. Well over time for this to be added to OneNote, Microsoft.
Chaz Weber commented
Markdown formatting would make it easy for all the coding and technical work and anyone who needs wants to quickly take notes, format them nicely, without taking their hands off the keyboard. OneNote takes too many clicks to do basic formatting.
Roberto Fernandez commented
Ideally I'd be able to just enter something like below and OneNote should just detect it as a code block and format it accordingly.
Please provide support for markdown format so that I have the ability to keep a backup of the notes in case OneNote is discontinued.
Also for the Windows 10 version of OneNote, sense that is leading version
Please！！！i really need markdown！！！
I really need markdown!!!
3902 votes for this ticket. 4648 votes for the other Markdown post. What is Microsoft waiting for? I think the markdown feature is really necessary.
Matthew Weston commented
We still need this. Also there are many bugs and some very weird unprodictable and un documented functions in the application as a whole. The bullet system, the drawing system as a whole, colors, lines, ect, clip art and img resizing, and more things have all kinds of bugs, and weird functionality that I cannot tell if it was on purpose or not, or in the middle or some hidden feature or something.
EDIT - Sticky notes is a good idea to have some application however it isn't anything amazing. Anyone who can write some code can go write a sticky not application and add whatever functioanlity they personally need, also there are many applications similar, I would suggest not focusing on wticky notes to much, or at all, and just focus on onenote. Really so much potential, sadly all the potential is slowly drifting away, and soon enough it wont be used anymore. Think about the last 2 years, it has already started because of the lack of changes, additions, and new tools coming out that are entiley opensource, and/or can do everything this can basically but has a specfic focus on one thing and dominates that area. I'm thinking they just don't care about onenote, and are planning on replacing it with something new, or rebuilding it, or adding something that may be linked to or have the style of Visual Code, and those two can share functionality. Hopefully they just are not bothering because they are thinking "we released Visual Studio Code they can use that for Markdown", I can totally see that mindset of some idiots who don't even know what markdown is. Thinking because plug-ins that are opensource can be used with VS code allows markdown, they assume it's not needed anywhere else. When the two applications are not even close to the same thing.
Anyway if it were more accessable for open source projects, and creation od API's, libraries and add-ons could make this an even more amazing application. If microsoft did the correct things with it I really think it could be as popular as something like instagram, with a wide range of users,
Fixing some current bugs, witch I am thinking are not very easy to fix, and maybe some structural re formatting needs to be done, or else these things would have been fixed. I actually have some very in depth documented testing I have done on some weird actions. Anyway at least with easier access for open souce maybe the community could come up with some unique ways to fix a few things, make them function better, more options, and totally new avenues. I can see this being used as an IDE, or to create projets in with the pages being files, and an easy enviorment to work in for projects, as well as easy to share. Also as far as documenting information it should have more acessability and fucntionality, really it should be the tool people use to share information, weather it be books they are working on, information and data, presentations, many articles, notes and resource/citations, explanations of libries, portfolios, fork and branching of code, creen captuire and screen share being embedded where ever you would like, with live sharing of screen cap and projects, more drawing fucntions, this could be aolmost like a skechbook pro meets gravit on only 1 tab, this would allow graphic design to be done for projects in the same enviorment they are writing it, schemes/themes, debuggers, more colors (the entire HEX color Wheel), more swatches, the ability to have and store custom swatchs, also ahre those swatches by having a file type, or at least a file deicated to the swatchs/palletes so they can be shared saved and reused. There is so much more this should be, rather than where it is at, it is stuck on something that feels like a beta. The built in functions are alreay there, they just need expandsion, unless it was developed in a way that makes that very hard, and time consuming, aswell as bug prone and confusing, thats my guess, that this thing has trash code, it runs, but it's not pretty, that would explain the bugs, also the lag ect. Lack of added functions, or fixes, or any changes that make a big difference. Like the couple of people who worked on it don't work there anymore, so nobody understands the code or has that time, or maybe the programmers can't understand their code, and they didn't write good enough comments. My guess.
Does Mirosoft even ever see this? It's already four years!!
James Lipscombe commented