markdown support right from onenote, just like the brand new wordpress addin
OneNote page to markdown would be great
We would like to get more feedback on which of the two scenarios are more important to you:
1. The ability to create new pages in OneNote from markdown? OR
2. The ability to recall OneNote pages as markdown?
BOTH 1 and 2 are equally important.
1. Create new content FROM markdown. However #2 is incredibly useful as well, and seems that it would follow from number 1?
Craig Sharpe commented
I think the first option, the ability to create new pages in OneNote from markdown. I use the app Drafts a lot, and it fully supports Markdown. I used to use it to capture quick text, then at a later point I could send that note to Evernote, formatted with markdown, and a new properly formatted Evernote note would be created. This is really the scenario I am after, though I would like to replace Evernote with OneNote in my workflow.
First, and also, the ability to live format using markdown syntax. I.e., write out a code using backticks: `public static void main(String args)` should resolve to an inline code snippet format (like WYSIWYG)
Harshad Kale commented
Both and please, also for Mac app.
#2! I want to take notes in OneNote, then be able to paste the note, with bullets and indenting into a Markdown-enabled text entry field.
Julian Kay commented
Both for sure! Today I can (just about) write markdown on OneNote for the desktop, but if I do things like * bulleted lists on the phone it does an auto-format and there's no way to turn it off. Markdown is so useful for note taking, it belongs in OneNote.
Chopin Ngo commented
both if possible
Not exactly sure what the two options really mean.
What I want to do: Put markdown into OneNote and have it rendered by OneNote, including support for clickable links to other Notes pages as well as external targets.
I.e. use markdown for editing and storage, but have a rendered view. All that as seemless as possible.
Option 1 for me
Rake Bullet commented
Option 2 first up as I want to use it to export into blogs.
#2 because I want OneNote to be where I save everything but then I need to be able to share it afterwards.
No preview pane please. Just do it like Typora, Abricotine or Zim: as soon as the Markdown is typed, it gets replaced by your already implemented formatting (eg, typing "**some text**" would get replaced by bold "some text"). That's the most sensible way to implement Markdown without breaking the flow and the common usage in OneNote
Option 1) for me.
I think it would make the most practical sense to develop & deliver this option 1st.
Option 2 would easily follow.
Borek Bernard commented
Integrating Markdown with OneNote will not be an easy feat but boy, it would be useful. I like writing all sorts of texts in OneNote but it is then quite hard to publish them anywhere because the HTML is full of OneNote-specific markup. Markdown export would make the things so much easier. So #2 would have the most added value for me.
Regarding #1, it sounds nice in theory but I cannot quite imagine how it would be implemented. Would the WYSIWYG editor be replaced with some simple text editor? What to do with all the ribbons and buttons that could not be used in the simplified "Markdown mode"? It would probably only create a confusing user experience.
So I'd start with #2, it's much easier and would still be greatly useful.
Matthew Conto commented
The ability to do both so I can both convert my existing notes into OneNote and export my notes in a syntactically minimal way (for blogging).
Shashank Shekhar commented
Ideally both, but I would prefer ability to export notes to markdown.
This would allow me to continue writing content in OneNote and then share parts of it on my blog as markdown.
Andrea Grandi commented
#1 and support syntax highlighting for code snippets