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Feature Request: List continuation on mobile

I’ve seen the thread requesting markdown buttons on mobile, where space constraints are noted as a challenge.

Without that, it would be a huge help if the mobile app could at least have the some list continuations that the desktops apps have (e.g. hit enter on a - [ ] line and get a new line starting with the same

Are there any particular challenges to doing that in a mobile context?

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Last time I tried the text area component was quite buggy which prevented this behaviour as well as the toolbar from working. I think there’s a branch with all this on GitHub. Since then, maybe now the component is less buggy and the toolbar would work, I’d need to check.

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Awesome thanks, FWIW if it’s the toolbar that’s problematic, I think the continuation at least would be really clutch on its own

Personally I’d rather just type markdown anyway than have another toolbar on the screen…the keyboard already has all the buttons! It’s just excessive how many keyboard clicks it takes to get through - [ ] on every line

The lack of list continuation is one of the most frustrating things about using Joplin on Android. I do a lot of my note editing on the Planet Computers Gemini, so I work around the issue by copying - [ ] and pasting it with CTRL-V at the start of each line, but on keyboardless devices this simply not practical.

I think in general the mobile client (I can only speak for the Android client as I haven’t used Joplin on iOS) lacks feature parity with the desktop client. Features such as creating subnotebooks require use of the desktop client, but mobile only Joplin users shouldn’t need to have to install a desktop client and set up synchronization just to organize their notes.

Similarly, having the rich text toolbar in the mobile client would be very useful. I have spent some time reading up on the Markdown syntax, and created a cheat sheet for myself, but not all users will be willing to do that. Other users may not find it easy to remember Markdown syntax. A friend of mine, for example, has suffered two strokes, which have left her with some memory issues. For people like her, having a toolbar would be much easier to use than having to remember Markdown syntax, however simple that syntax may be.

For those who’d rather have more screen real estate, maybe the toolbar could be made optional?


I totally agree to what you have said. A toolbar would be much easier and yes it could be made optional for people who like more screen real estate.

A great example of how this can be done is the Markor editor.