Why is there no Markdown support?



Recently I have started using Asana and I am in awe.
In awe of the fact that Asana is not taking advantage of Markdown.

A post that is 1,5 years old first mentions the lack of Markdown.
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Why Markdown?

  • a universal syntax that is widely used among developers, tools, applications, and platforms
  • the syntax is simple, not much time has to be invested in learning it
  • this forum post is written with Markdown, why neglect inconsistency with your main product

Current problem:

I personally prefer to work with checklists, monospacing, have text that doubles as links and have headings of different sizes. It allows for more readability.

An example of a workaround I use to make checklists is by placing icons. As you can see it is very unsatisfying and messy. Of course, icons might not be the best workaround, but it is a workaround nonetheless.

Current checklist workaround:

  • :white_check_mark: Task 1
  • Task 2
  • :white_check_mark: Task 3

The current toolset is too limited and forces the user to make compromises.

Please consider the necessity for proper formatting on Asana and allow the user to take care of that with Markdown.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown