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I won't threaten anyone by saying "add that markdown support or I'll leave you" because evernote ist simply too good at what it does.

But it would be nice if there were at least some basic markdown tags to make formating notes a little easier.

I often use Evernote for summing up the content of something I read while I'm reading it. A possibility for structuring the content via markdown (or any other way of quickly structuring text without having to manually change font size and weight) would be very welcome indeed.

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I would also like to see a Markdown integration.

Currently, I am just typing in Markdown, hoping that one day the magical "transform" button will appear.

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Adding my vote for Markdown support

I'v been using Evernote since 2006 ! with premium subs. and just started to evaluate Bear which has MD as core feature

It hurts to say that as I'm a big fan of Evernote, but I'm overall concerned about responsiveness from Evernote on users's requests and bug fixes over the last Ys

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It's interesting that the Chinese version of Evernote(印象笔记)already added markdown support(see attached image)

They are two separate companies now.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/07/evernote-is-spinning-out-its-chinese-business-and-it-plans-to-take-it-public/

I hope this feature could be backported to the original version someday.

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12 hours ago, laike9m said:

It's interesting that the Chinese version of Evernote(印象笔记)already added markdown support(see attached image)

Thanks for posting the screenshot with the markdown example
Is there any indication on the note to indicate markdown coding, or is markdown the default for all notes?

edit: Documentation at https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=https://list.yinxiang.com/markdown/&prev=search
         Looks like the notes are flagged as Markdown format
         Click on the top menu bar - File - New Markdown Notes

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4 小時前, DTLow說:

Thanks for posting the screenshot with the markdown example
Is there any indication on the note to indicate markdown coding, or is markdown the default for all notes?

edit: Documentation at https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=https://list.yinxiang.com/markdown/&prev=search
         Looks like the notes are flagged as Markdown format

Basically you create a markdown note using the M+ button on top right and that piece of note is created as a markdown note. Currently they support editing as md on Mac Chinese version of Evernote (and viewing on other platform), but it seems that the team is trying to implement the functionality to all platforms.

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On 11/8/2018 at 7:53 PM, DTLow said:

Thanks for posting the screenshot with the markdown example
Is there any indication on the note to indicate markdown coding, or is markdown the default for all notes?

edit: Documentation at https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=https://list.yinxiang.com/markdown/&prev=search
         Looks like the notes are flagged as Markdown format
         Click on the top menu bar - File - New Markdown Notes

Why not download and try it:

https://www.yinxiang.com/download/

It supports regular Evernote account, so that you don't need to create a new account.

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I don't see why the American team hasn't ported this feature to the official Evernote app.

Besides, 印象笔记(the Chinese version) also fits well with OSX Mojave's dark mode, which is extremely useful for me. When you switch to dark mode, color inside 印象笔记 automatically changes with it.

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TL;DR, I'm curious, after two years, this feature still hasn't been supported.

Is there anybody explained why?!

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I have been a Premium user for over 6 years (or maybe 7) , I feel MarkDwon support is the most important feature to support in the future.

The Chinese version Evernote is already support MarkDwon, I don't understand why the progress of International Evernote is so slow?

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Just want to add a +1

Evernote is great but I am checking every here and then for an alternative with markdown.

For me the core features in evernote are webclipper, tags and reminders. As soon as someone else, e.g. simplenote catches up (there only the webclipper is missing) I am going to leave Evernote alone.

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5 hours ago, lubob said:

Evernote is great but I am checking every here and then for an alternative with markdown.

I'm enjoying using Evernote as storage for my markdown files.1823724820_ScreenShot2018-11-22at07_34_54.png.04cba60868c2f24be66bc1ee143eaa91.png
There are many alternatives to the Evernote editor

Here's a sample from my Mac; my choice is Typora
I like that it presents a wysiwyg display, at the same time giving access to the markup tags

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Yes, please! By the way, did anyone notice that even the comment box has more text formatting options than

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3 hours ago, AiD said:

By the way, did anyone notice that even the comment box has more text formatting options than

Oh, the irony... oh wait, but it doesn't have Markdown, either...

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Not sure if everyone knows, Evernote Chinese version (Yinxiang) has markdown support now.

Here is the official guide on markdown support: https://list.yinxiang.com/markdown/eef42447-db3f-48ee-827b-1bb34c03eb83.php

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A note application that does not support markdown does not make sense for me..

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I couldn't agree more -- I find myself using Evernote -- but the editing is just ok.  I use MD routinely and would strongly stay as a supportive customer if we could have those simple editing tools added.  Creating a note with Markdown support enabled or creating a Markdown note would be ideal!

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I would want markdown support if Evernote allowed us to sort notes in a manual order (via click and drag, NOT via naming them 001, 002, etc.). I subscribe to Ulysses and run a virtual machine on my PC to use it because manual sorting such a critical feature for me. 

If you have a Mac/iPhone/iPad/are willing to put up with a virtual machine on your PC, and need markdown support, give Ulysses a look. 

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12 minutes ago, demonofsarila said:

I would want markdown support if Evernote allowed us to sort notes in a manual order

These are two valid requests, but why are you connecting them?

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2 minutes ago, DTLow said:

These are two valid requests, but why are you connecting them?

Did you even bother to read my whole post?

17 minutes ago, demonofsarila said:

I subscribe to Ulysses and run a virtual machine on my PC to use it because manual sorting such a critical feature for me. 

 

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Hey there! I would also love to have markdown support! Please do that. That's the only thing missing for me.

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Guys, it is almost 2019... We need live markdown support. It can be an optional setting like dark mode. Not everybody will use it, but it is a deal breaker for many people.

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Evernote Chinese version(印象笔记) released a new PC version to support Markdown. I want to know when Evernote intends to incorporate this feature into the official version.
I have been using Evernote for a long time, but I am being frustrated by your delay in launching the Markdown feature. I have tried Bear for nearly three months. Markdown can really save me a lot of time. If there is no development progress of Markdown, I will export all my notes to Bear, leave Evernote, even though my premium still has two years of validity.

 I am really disappointed with Evernote, and the reaction is so slow that it is unacceptable.

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Come on, Evernote team. The Chinese version (yingxiang) added Markdown support for a while already! How hard this can be?

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unfortunately I cant renew my subscription without Markdown support anymore. 

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To give this a case study, though maybe not specifically markdown:

Any idea how long it takes me to set up headers? Far more than it needs to be. I should be able, rather than setting a size, bold, italics, etc., that will not be consistent across all my notes, unless I remember every little detail. I should be able to pull down from a list and choose, Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. Simple.

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57 minutes ago, Shanta said:

I should be able to pull down from a list and choose, Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. Simple.

Evernote doesn't have support for a styles pull down list.

You might be interested in third-party Evertool, linked below
Heading1, Heading2 ... and markdown

 

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I have been a premium member for several years now and use Evernote daily. However, I will not be renewing my membership without native Markdown support.  

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Since the Chinese version of Evernote has supported Markdown for a while already. Wonder if there is a plan to merge this feature back to the international version?

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On 9/26/2018 at 4:51 AM, greenhamsam said:

I have been a Premium user for over 5 years, my entire life is in Evernote, and am on the verge of leaving the service because of the lack of this feature. It's becoming a deal-breaker for me. Markdown is the standard for most newer note taking apps. At the moment, I'm running three note taking apps concurrently: increasingly, I'm just using Evernote as a file and web clippings storage dump area, Google Keep (with a Markdown extension) for notes, lists and thoughts, and Ulysses (a Markdown writing tool) to develop notes into actual articles and books. This is SO irritating because I am constantly switching between three apps.

With Markdown support, I would be able to move entirely back to Evernote for all my note taking AND writing needs. Once again, it would become the most important app in my life.

Writing in Markdown lets me:

  • Create proper structure to long and complex notes
  • Move from a rough thought, to research, to a full article, and even to a book, without worrying about formatting (I can focus on content)
  • Simply export and publish my writing to almost any publishing outlet (blogs, my actual print publisher... they all want Markdown!)

More and more, I'm asking myself why I'm paying so much money every year for Evernote when I could just use Google Drive for storage. You're already failing me for the actual notes-taking and writing parts. I know I'm not the only one who's thinking this.

Please guys: I love Evernote and I don't want to move my entire workflow over to a new system, but you are leaving me no choice.

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Totally agree with this. I am using Evernote just because I already have many notes there, and because of the Scanning feature.

For my normal workflow, I moved to Trello because it supports Markdown.

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As Chinese Evernote (yinxiangbiji) team has already implemented markdown support in their version of Evernote, I don't see why not.

I suppose you don't see much requests here because all people using markdown were already switched to new platforms.

People abandon or do not use Evernote for a reason, as generation moves on, Evernote itself is dying fast. If you continue to ignore any voice outside of your current user group, you will lose your current users eventually.

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5 hours ago, BostonMatt said:

Support Markdown

Post was merged to existing Markdown feature request.

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I've been begging for formatting wysiwyg editor in evernote as its sorely needed to organize my content. I'd be happy if we could at least get markdown support.

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Just about everything I write these days is in markdown. The one exception is Evernote. I do not use markdown for my notes because it is a pain in Evernote. It is not a great project to support markdown editing and display. The lack of markdown support diminishes the tool. Please add markdown support.

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What happened to the votes of this request. I remembered it had 4-500 votes? Did Evernote delete the original request?

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I've been using an app called Journey for journaling, and their approach is to do markdown inline with syntax-based highlighting/updates to "preview" what your text would look like. Then when you look at the note outside of "edit" mode, you see the properly-rendered version.

I would love to see something like this for Evernote. I don't need a separate pane, but some simple syntax previews coupled with markdown rendering when you're not editing a note would be really great.

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I really don't understand why Evernote misses this opportunity. When I do the notes, I don't really need all rich-text flexibility, i don't want to care about the style - what I really want is a way to structure my thoughts with headers, lists and tables. And it is perfectly solved with Markdown. 

Btw, the markdown may be displayed with different styles, which ones even may be sold in the internal store - so it is even an opportunity to increase sales per user.

I don't want to switch to another tools, but with no markdown support I would not have a choice in recent future.

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Markdown, LaTeX, and (this will never happen) Emacs Org mode support would all be super useful for me as well as a way to paste in check boxes from plain text. (The latter could be accomplished by a regex looking for ^\s*-?\s*\[x|X| \]\s* or something like that maybe. Seems do-able.)

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+1

Markdown helps focusing on content and not format!!

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Evernote helps creating simple notes and should remain like this. I don’t want to have another One Note that is clumsy for formatting. That being said, I often have to format my text with a simple and repeatable structure. Being able to apply this structure simply, using the markdown syntax, would leverage the power of note structuring while keeping it simple as it should.

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markdown +1 

plz support markdown as soon as possible

it's pending for a long time

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在 2018/8/29 在 AM2點08分, Shane D.說:

Hi All,

You may have noticed that all threads requesting Markdown support have been merged into this thread, regardless of platform specificity. 

This was done in order to better enable us to quantify and qualify user requests, and amplify their voice.

While this does not mean this is a feature that will be coming, we certainly want to relay user feedback/sentiment to our various teams.

Moving forward, please put all commentary and votes for Markdown support here!

it's working progress ???

 

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Yes please! I used Evernote for a long time but mostly abandoned actively using & adding to my Evernote in favor of Markdown. The reason is that I am able to extend my markdown documents in-depth through apps like Editorial on the iPhone/iPad and Atom on the Mac. I would really like to be able to import my Markdown notes to Evernote because the sharing capabilities of Evernote still make it an ideal platform for certain uses in my work.

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1 hour ago, gjohnh said:

The reason is that I am able to extend my markdown documents in-depth through apps like Editorial on the iPhone/iPad and Atom on the Mac. 

I'm able to extend my word processing documents using apps like Word/Pages on the iPad and Mac.  I'm able to extend my spreadsheets using Excel/Numbers on the iPad and Mac. ...

These are stored in Notes as file attachments

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19 hours ago, DTLow said:

I'm able to extend my word processing documents using apps like Word/Pages on the iPad and Mac.  I'm able to extend my spreadsheets using Excel/Numbers on the iPad and Mac. ...

These are stored in Notes as file attachments

Not really the same thing.  There are dozens of times that I need the same content over and over again into an email or a document or a presentation.  I use Evernote as the "holding pen" for those snippets that I continually refine and use throughout my multiple "work lives" and being able to have formatted content that can easily be put into multiple documents would be a gigantic timesaver.

And, if the file attachment mechanism works for you, you can keep using it.  We're not asking your workflow to change.

I am strongly advocating for Markdown because the formatting in Evernote is extremely wonky.  There's no easy format painter and I often find myself copying a note into a plain text editor just to copy it back into Evernote and reformat to ensure the formatting is consistent throughout.

Markdown would also simplify formatting for notes that are continually revised with content from multiple sources.

PLEASE add this feature.  It would be a huge productivity boost for many of us.

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On 4/22/2019 at 2:38 AM, ThomasZ said:

I don’t want to have another One Note that is clumsy for formatting.

1000% this.  I am able to use OneNote for free through my employer but I still stick with Evernote because it has been the easiest to organize and use for years. 

Now that Markdown is so ubiquitous in other tools, however, it's vital for Evernote to include it simply so we can keep a streamlined workflow through all of the tools we need to touch throughout the day.

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Im a long time Evernote user but I am also looking at Bear. Not having Markdown support in todays environment is short sighted and will drive users to search for options as it did for me for the first time in years.

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On 11/16/2016 at 1:57 PM, justincbeck said:

Yeah, I'm reaching the point where I might abandon Evernote in favor of something that DOES support markdown.

Funny, I've been saying this to myself for years but I just can't seem to cut the cord for some reason. Lack of Markdown support is probably not even in my top five reasons. I just wish the bugs that have existed for over a decade would get fixed rather than being called a feature.

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I'm really looking forward to this feature before deciding to leave the premium package.

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I'm considering a switch to https://joplinapp.org/

I've just imported my 2.6GB Evernote export into it, which contains ~5500 clips of webpages I was reading since 2016 December. Navigating them is a lot snappier than in Evernote. Joplins full-text search also seems to be finding more relevant pages and provides a more versatile query language too.

While the Joplin UI is a lot more limited than Evernotes and the keyboard navigation in it is even buggy, I would rather use Joplin, because it supports Markdown!

Joplin has a Web Clipper too, which does a decent job of cleaning web pages.

I doesn't do much with YouTube pages, BUT the Firefox version of Evernote's web clipper also has issues with YouTube, because it seems to be not updated for a long time. (The Chrome version works well though).

I also have the chance to maintain the hosting of the shared note database myself, so I don't have to rely on Evernote's servers.

I've also considered https://simplenote.com/, because their client applications are all open source and they support Markdown too, but unfortunately their backend is not open (because they have some great real-time collaborative editing features, I guess, like https://etherpad.org/ or https://github.com/ether/etherpad-lite :)

The killer feature in Evernote for me is still the OCR capability. I store my receipts, bank statements in a separate notebook, so I can present them when I want to use some warranty or tell my friends where did I buy something and for how much. I would probably keep my Evernote subscription for this feature alone for awhile still.

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On 12/20/2018 at 5:54 PM, user0035 said:

Evernote Chinese version(印象笔记) released a new PC version to support Markdown. I want to know when Evernote intends to incorporate this feature into the official version.
I have been using Evernote for a long time, but I am being frustrated by your delay in launching the Markdown feature. I have tried Bear for nearly three months. Markdown can really save me a lot of time. If there is no development progress of Markdown, I will export all my notes to Bear, leave Evernote, even though my premium still has two years of validity.

 I am really disappointed with Evernote, and the reaction is so slow that it is unacceptable.

Exactly!! Please learn from the the Chinese version. Thanks!

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Just downloaded Ulysses because I write a lot and want to use Markdown. Then realised it’s quite an expensive subscription and thought, hang on, surely my Pro Evernote account (which I use all the time and have had for years) supports Markdown, I’ve just never realised. Then I discover it doesn’t. Like others here, it feels like an obvious omission.

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As a work around, I use iaWriter on my iPad Pro.

But it means a more complicated workflow, and the need to jump between apps to and fro.

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10 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

As a work around, I use iaWriter on my iPad Pro.

But it means a more complicated workflow, and the need to jump between apps to and fro.

Typora on Mac/Windows

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iaWriter is available on the Mac as well, but much more expensive that on the iPad. So if one can switch devices, it is o.k. to use the iPad for the job. If you are not a heavy user, the Mac apps are often simply too expensive for an occasional job.

This is similar with many other apps - I hope that by the new feature of Catalina (ex Marzipan), there will be more and more affordable apps flowing from the iPad to the Mac.

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Markdown is an essential feature to how I take notes. I need a fast way to make headings on notes I make for books and lectures. With markdown, I simply type # for an H1 heading, ## for an H2 heading, etc. It saves a lot of time. It's an essential feature for notes. 

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9 minutes ago, eayllon1 said:

Markdown is an essential feature to how I take notes. 

There is a request posted at the top of the discussion.  You can indicate your support using tne vote button at the top left corner of the discussion.

Markdown is not supported by the Evernote editor, but notes can contain files of any format, including Markdown.   You can use an external Markdown editor to edit the file.

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Absolutely! I've been using Evernote for years, it has served me very well. However, I recently  thought that it would be great if I could use Evernote for importing/exporting Mardown documents. Personally, I've got so much invested in Evernote that I can't just migrate to, say, Gitbook or Bear (which look great, BTW). I would much prefer if they added a feature to import/export Mardown documents. I would manage the revisions with Git on my own. 

It should be relatively simple, I suppose. Why not cater to this need? As to "how many people" are going to ask for Markdown well, obviously not that many, just those that code. Initially. Because Markdown is picking up quite a following...

I guess it's fair to say we all appreciate the product very much. We wouldn't even waste our time here, if we didn't believe in it. It sucks to be ignored. Don't ignore us, Evernote!

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I am in favor of getting markup capability, and voted for this feature as well some time ago.

Just a word of caution: I do not think that adding this will be completely simple. It means additional stuff on the editor itself, plus an export function to make the markdown content usable for example as input for a blog or website. Just because a dedicated markdown editor looks simple, it is not necessarily so in the engine that drives it.

Because EN focuses on unifying the existing editor at the moment, I think that „deep“ additional features will not be part of the next release. This is far from „not listening“, it is just setting the priorities on features that will serve all users.

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Just to add that I would really love native Markdown support. It's pretty much the only thing I feel is lacking now other than a native Linux client - but that's mitigated by the existence of Tusk :-).

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Adding Markdown support for Evernote it's not a nice-to-have anymore, it's a MUST if you want to keep on the top selection of note taking apps in the years to come.

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As already mentioned above, I'm also reaching a point where I will abandon my beloved Evernote to another (e.g. bear-writer.com)

it's almost 2020 and there is no support for Markdown. how is it possible??

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On 8/13/2019 at 8:28 PM, Ohad said:

As already mentioned above, I'm also reaching a point where I will abandon my beloved Evernote to another (e.g. bear-writer.com)

it's almost 2020 and there is no support for Markdown. how is it possible??

Maybe evernote should be open source and let their users to implement Markdown support.

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Hi guys

For great markdown support try https://www.notion.so/  You can also import your Evernote notebooks. 

I feel like Evernote have has lost its ability to innovate long time ago and there are all these new products in the market that are drastically rethinking knowledge management

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Fine if you found your personal way of doing things better supported by another app.

Competition is what keeps the wheel turning and innovation flowing.

I think for myself that switching apps just to get markdown ability is a rather weak argument. There are enough editors around that provide markdown if I need it - but no app that supports my usecase for filing away and finding information like EN does.

But as I say: Competition is good for anybody’s improvement.

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1 hour ago, PinkElephant said:

There are enough editors around that provide markdown if I need it -

And generate .md files that can be stored in a note as a file attachment.

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Markdown is a markup language, extremely simple,  used globally by almost cloud platforms actually and, as developer, I can say it is a simple feature to be implemented, maybe the biggest difficult is to make it compatible with current Evernote markup, so a possible solution would be adding an option "File > New > Markdown note" isolating this markup. I can afirm that many people do not use evernote and end up opting for an alternative (like Inkdrop) that offers fewer features because don't live without a markdown. I'm using evernote premium for some years, but currently I just have my old notes stored with Evernote, because I'm using just a markdown software and putting my files in cloud. Very annoying.

It's regrettable that users don't have voice here. For now I do not intend to renew my license after expiration (2020 January) because I realized that this request is old and never satisfied. Many users asking for, so my request also will not be considered, just one more. Anyway I hope I'm wrong, in this case you will continue to have a loyal customer to keep recommending Evernote. I have a good networking today.

Attached a competitor (Inkdrop) screenshot that is picking-up your customers, like me when my license expires. Let's keep Evernote as leader.

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Markdown is a markup language, extremely simple,  used globally by almost cloud platforms actually and, as developer, I can say it is a simple feature to be implemented, maybe the biggest difficult is to make it compatible with current Evernote markup, so a possible solution would be adding an option "File > New > Markdown note" isolating this markup. I can afirm that many people do not use evernote and end up opting for an alternative (like Inkdrop) that offers fewer features because don't live without a markdown. I'm using evernote premium for some years, but currently I just have my old notes stored with Evernote, because I'm using just a markdown software and putting my files in cloud. Very annoying.

It's regrettable that users don't have voice here. For now I do not intend to renew my license after expiration (2020 January) because I realized that this request is old and never satisfied. Many users asking for, so my request also will not be considered, just one more. Anyway I hope I'm wrong, in this case you will continue to have a loyal customer to keep recommending Evernote. I have a good networking today.

Attached a competitor (Inkdrop) screenshot that is picking-up your customers, like me when my license expires. Let's keep Evernote as leader.

Certainly moderation will not approve my message, but it would be smart to understand the problem and pass it to the responsible team for analysis. I'm here because I like Evernote, but currently it can't be useful for my use. I have thousands of developers in my networking and if we have Markdown support many of devs community will use it.

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Thanks to this post, I wouldn't even consider subscribing to Evernote like Everrrr...Even the most basic apps on Appstore these days support Text markup like Markdown, Textile.. and some form of automatic processing.

Without Markdown support, the rest of the features of Evernote are quite useless. Who has time to sit and photoshop your text documents to awesomeness..

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8 hours ago, hmr said:

Without Markdown support, the rest of the features of Evernote are quite useless

Actually the Evernote features are quite useful, as well as the html support

Notes can contain files of any format; no problem with Markdown files - use an external editor
I use Typora and Textastic

>>It's not useful to use an external editor.

I find external editors quite useful

The Evernote editor works well for basic notes, but I need other formats; MarkDown,  Word, Excel, ...

>>Markdown syntax generates a preview

Evernote has inline viewers for some file formats (pdf, office/iworks, ...) A markdown viewer would be  useful

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@DTLow, Maybe for you, but not for all. It's not useful to use an external editor. Markdown syntax generates a preview (see attachment). We write markdown and like to see the result, export and publish it. For developers markdown is a requisite for software documentation in most cloud platforms, it is a standard. My question is: there is a lot of FREE implementations of markdown, open source, but it is also simple to be implemented from scratch. Why a giant company like Evernote can't offer it as a new type of note?

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Of course. I also use a lot of external editors for different purposes. I was not clear, I'm sorry, I mean it's not productive to be writing markdown in an external editor, pasting into Evernote and sending back to external editor when I want to edit this markdown file. But I respect your opinion. I just think there are a lot of people that could be picked up by Evernote (like developers community) by offering this feature additionally without affecting features that is offered for already satisfied customers like you, just a new kind of note.

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On 8/24/2019 at 4:33 PM, luizgama said:

Certainly moderation will not approve my message

The Evernote staff (I'm not one) appreciate all feature requests, and there's nothing in this one to not "approve". This one's been made before and been discussed pretty thoroughly, and for the sake of the forums here, I've merged your request and ensuing discussion with an already existing identical one. Feel free to upvote at the top left of the topic...

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It's actually somewhat upsetting considering how long Evernote has been around and how many other competing apps support Markdown, that Evernote does not. Not only that, but there's no justifiable reason why Evernote does not, and in addition, no staff member has commented here yet for YEARS to help clear this up. Very poor PR for Evernote, as well as a lost solution for money for them. Ultimately, the decision to not support markdown is, sorry for the use of the word, STUPID. It just doesn't make sense.

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On 10/1/2019 at 2:30 PM, Ewright0 said:

It's actually somewhat upsetting considering how long Evernote has been around and how many other competing apps support Markdown, that Evernote does not.

And yet, Evernote is a very successful application by most measures. Many, many people are able to get by without Markdown. And some folks use third-party tools like Marxico. As for competitors, it's a bit hit or miss. OneNote, probably the most visible and comparable competitor, doesn't support Markdown natively. Others do support Markdown, sure, but they can have other weaknesses that don't compare favorably to Evernote. Markdown is a killer feature for some folks, and a "WTF is Markdown anyways?" for others. In other words, one feature out of a number of possible features on which to base your choice of note keeper software (or whatever category Evernote is in).

On 10/1/2019 at 2:30 PM, Ewright0 said:

Not only that, but there's no justifiable reason why Evernote does not, and in addition, no staff member has commented here yet for YEARS to help clear this up.

So the question here is what do you mean by adding Markdown? If you mean Markdownish shortcuts to produce specific formatting, Evernote has done some of that in various of its clients, and could do more, but that's only a one-way thing. If you mean full two-way Markdown support, then that's where things get tricky. Evernote stores all of its note content in ENML, an XHTML derivative (https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/enml.php), and adding Markdown support would necessitate changes to ENML to accommodate the new content type .. So are we talking about a Markdown specific note type? Or are we  talking about modes where either the original Markdown or the resulting formatting is shown? How is the Markdown stored? How is round-tripping ENML _> Markdown --> ENML accomplished? How easy are all/any of these? If it's not trivial (I don't know for sure, not being privy to the code, but that's my guess) then it's certainly then a matter of Evernote's internal prioritization process. Bottom line: it's an entirely justifiable decision for them to make.

That no staff member has discussed t for awhile isn't particularly meaningful.  They don't discuss in the forums all decisions that they make in general, and if their prioritization calculation hasn't changed, then there's no real reason to keep repeating themselves. And even if they do have it in the works, they are pretty gun-shy about pre-announcing features.

On 10/1/2019 at 2:30 PM, Ewright0 said:

Very poor PR for Evernote, as well as a lost solution for money for them.

Dunno about PR, but the real question is how much money would it add to the bottom line vs how much would it cost to add it and how much they might lose by implementing something else. In other words, the usual calculations that development companies make all the time.

On 10/1/2019 at 2:30 PM, Ewright0 said:

Ultimately, the decision to not support markdown is, sorry for the use of the word, STUPID. It just doesn't make sense.

Asking for Markdown support is a fair request, of course (and a popular one, too), but calling Evernote's decision "STUPID" doesn't seem to make sense, at least without further knowledge of what's really behind it..

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On 10/18/2019 at 7:12 AM, jefito said:

If you mean full two-way Markdown support  ...  So are we talking about a Markdown specific note type?  

My take on the solution is

  • Two-way markdown
    specific note types; enml and markdown
  • separate editor modules

>>How is the Markdown stored?

Currently, notes contain a content.enml component 
For markdown, a content.md component is required

Marxico tries to embed the markdown code within the enml/html code.  
It's tricky and messy

>>modes where either the original Markdown or the resulting formatting is shown?

I vote for Both
I use the Typora app on my Mac; the resulting format is shown.  
When editing, the specific element reverts to markdown code

I'd like this option for the enml/html code.  Currently I have to switch to a text editor to update the code

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Hi - it would be great to have Markdown support in Evernote, similar to how it is implemented in Quip.  Thanks!

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