Hide format tags? (H1, *text*, /text/, etc.)

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06 Nov, 2016 07:12 PM

Is there any way to hide the formatting tags? I would like to be able to see the text totally plain, i.e. without "H1" before heading 1, the stars before and after bold text, and so on.

If this is currently not an option, could it be an idea for future updates?

  1. 1 Posted by bennokress on 06 Nov, 2016 11:13 PM

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    Idea: Clicking/Tapping on a note from the sidebar/overview shows it without markdown, clicking/tapping inside the note (starting to edit it) shows it like it is now with markdown.

  2. 2 Posted by reder.tseng on 07 Nov, 2016 12:35 AM

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  3. 3 Posted by Jorge on 07 Nov, 2016 11:25 AM

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  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 07 Nov, 2016 01:25 PM

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    we have some ideas about how let you see the note without the markup, but right now is not top priority.


  5. 5 Posted by Kevin on 07 Nov, 2016 06:55 PM

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    I wish it was a priority. The markup noise detracts from an otherwise great looking editor.

  6. 6 Posted by Kyle on 21 Nov, 2016 03:30 PM

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  7. 7 Posted by M on 21 Dec, 2016 10:27 PM

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  8. 8 Posted by clayton on 03 Jan, 2017 08:27 PM

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    I would also like this feature. I just bought a pro subscription.

    Have you seen how the Typora markdown app does it? It hides the markup (while still applying the style) until you move the cursor into that piece of text. Very simple, intuitive and unobtrusive.

  9. 9 Posted by Mateusz on 14 Jan, 2017 01:57 PM

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    + 1

  10. 10 Posted by TylerP on 24 Jan, 2017 04:42 PM

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    +1 For this. The markdown is a distraction/added clutter when simply reading a note! Love how clean the app is otherwise.

  11. 11 Posted by MorneT on 24 Jan, 2017 07:47 PM

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    +1 For this

  12. 12 Posted by georgeogoodman on 24 Jan, 2017 11:39 PM

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    For what it may be worth, I give a "-1" to this. For my day-to-day edit/read use, I like having the Markdown visible.

  13. 13 Posted by TylerP on 25 Jan, 2017 12:05 AM

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    For what it's worth - I like it for editing and not for reading.

  14. 14 Posted by Mateusz Wnorows... on 25 Jan, 2017 12:18 AM

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    On 25.01.2017, 00:39 +0100, georgeogoodman <[email blocked]>, wrote:

  15. 15 Posted by tod.w on 25 Jan, 2017 12:31 AM

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    Like any number of options it's something tha should be easy to toggle on or off. I'm just worried that that will necessitate a slideout group of toggles rather than having to make a trip to the settings panel.

  16. 16 Posted by Michael Hyatt on 25 Jan, 2017 02:57 AM

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  17. 17 Posted by mitten on 25 Jan, 2017 04:33 AM

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  18. 18 Posted by Matthew Wimer on 25 Jan, 2017 03:26 PM

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    I'll throw in my support for this. This is actually the first time I've been willing to try markdown. While it's beginning to grow on me, I still haven't figured out how it's useful. Still need to learn that, apparently. But a WYSIWYG mode would be awesome!

  19. 19 Posted by Rina Moe Fosse on 25 Jan, 2017 03:33 PM

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    ons. 25. jan. 2017 kl. 16.26 skrev Matthew Wimer <
    [email blocked]>:

  20. 20 Posted by Brian on 06 Apr, 2017 08:14 PM

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    That feature has to go. I am not saying you should remove it, for those who like it, but you should be able to use Markdown and hide those tags. It is literally the only thing keeping me from using this app. It totally distracts from an otherwise clean look.

  21. 21 Posted by Andrew Chapman on 09 Apr, 2017 07:08 AM

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    I googled for the answer on *how* to hide the tags, I never expected there to be no option! Super distracting.

  22. 22 Posted by Alan on 10 Apr, 2017 10:32 PM

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    How about a "preview" theme that (nearly) makes the markdown codes invisible? This would add no additional App UX.

  23. 23 Posted by Junho Park on 12 Apr, 2017 08:42 AM

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    I really really need this function to move from Evernote...

  24. 24 Posted by Alex on 27 Apr, 2017 03:35 AM

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    This is the one key feature for me that is still missing in an otherwise amazing app.

  25. 25 Posted by mitten on 27 Apr, 2017 03:09 PM

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    I love Alan's idea above: just make a new theme that makes the markdown codes invisible or much less visible (text color matches or nearly matches background). No new toggles needed, and easy to switch on and off.

  26. 26 Posted by Rajasekar on 28 Apr, 2017 01:54 AM

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  27. 27 Posted by Hannah on 01 May, 2017 07:48 AM

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    +1... Seriously though, make it a priority
    In Preferences, you have an option for "Markdown compatibility mode" just add another option to view without markdowns... Personalization options are what makes good apps great.

  28. 28 Posted by CW on 03 May, 2017 07:52 PM

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    I would love this also. All of the markdown tags make the notes hard to read and even more hard to skim. In other words, my notes don't look like notes.

    I hope you'll consider adding this option. Thank you.

  29. 29 Posted by Eddie on 14 May, 2017 03:58 AM

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    Love this app so far, but can't justify the subscription unless some kind of toggle is present. Literally the most important feature that's missing.

  30. 30 Posted by Andrew on 21 May, 2017 12:18 AM

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    I just purchased, and then canceled, a pro subscription. While markdown may be a help to some, it needs to be an option, not a mandate. Whether a theme or a toggle, "wysiwyg" is needed for those of us who want to use this professionally. I wanted to move a substantial number of files from Evernote. Can't do it unless there's an option to turn off markdown.

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