Joplin for Android To Do. Have to keep typing the - [ ]

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  • The version you are using. 1.0.336
  • The operating system you are using. Android 10 on a Galaxy S9

When adding a task in the desktop app in the editable column when you press enter it automatically adds the - [ ]

When you press enter in the Android app you have to always type the - [ ] which is obviously quite tedious if you have many things to add especially on a small phone screen keyboard.

Is there an easier way to do it? It is too hard to work with on the Android app when you have to keep typing - [ ]

Many thanks.


I would also like to see this feature for the task list with "- [ ]" as for the normal list "-".

Depending on what keyboard you use on Android, you can make a shortcut workaround. For example on Gboard I've assigned the shortcut td to write - [ ] for to-do.

And others, for example, iml for image link to write ![ ]( ), hl to write *** for horizontal line, etc. Using shortcuts that make sense to you.

I would love to see this feature added to the Android app as well.

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