I still hope that at some point in the future, we have those buttons on mobile too. Maybe it hasn't been implemented yet, because of space restrictions. If you put too many elements next to the ditor your might end up with only one line for editing text.
Thanks for the tip on using auto-correct to work around this issue.
I do agree, though, that writing markdown on the Android app is a real pain and the most likely use case is a simple todo list. Evernote uses a simple 1 line toolbar with WYSIWYG type elements on it. Markdown button type shortcuts that only take up 1 line would work really well.
This would make the mobile versions a lot easier to use but is probably difficult to implement!
Ah. No. I was talking about the post directly above mine, which links to an Android-only keyboard that seems to provide a nice little editing toolbar allowing for one-touch entering of markdown sequences. Making things bold isn’t so bad, but hyperlinking URLs and having to repeatedly type - [ ] for single checkbox is tedious. Edit: Google found this - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/markdown-keyboard/id945466386 - might be worth checking out. Edit 2: Newp - not for $5…
Here's an idea that might be easier to implement: when you press Enter, if the line is a list item (starts with - , - [ ], - [x] or <number>. , insert the same prefix on the next line. That way you solve the most annoying common problem with typing on mobile phones without having to modify the UI.
@tessus Thanks for the great hint with the shortcut!
I also added li shortcut for a list item - and lii for a corresponding sublist item with leading spaces. It's so much easier to enter such lists now. Thanks again!
I just hope that at one point in the future there will be a proper editor on mobile.
The problem is that it's an upstream problem. The react native components for text input are not that great. This is also one of the reasons why there aren't any react-native editors available.
I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Scarlet note app does markdown shortcuts pretty well, I suggest the devs have a look at it's UX. In the meantime for multiling O keyboard with the auto-text plugin is a good android KB for adding markdown shortcuts