Add markdown to the composer
I want to be able to write emails in markdown rather then a typical composer. Its cleaner, easier and readable. It could give the edge when sending a email.
Absolutely agree, I regularly work with different sources when composing e-mail. At first glance everything looks great in the editor, but when I check the e-mail later in my sent items, I often see numerous formatting issues such as mixed font-sizes up a single sentence or paragraphs or irregular list spacing.
Having the ability to work with plain text with some basic formatting options where e-mail is later converted to an HTML mail with consistent formatting will make my life a lot easier and make my e-mail look a lot more professional.
Critical with 3 votes!
Hi! I see this request has very few votes, but it could be game-changing. We could have basic style formatting while still having a plain text email.
Please, give a read to this super insightful blog post on the topic.
As Julien noted, it would be awesome if plain text emails could be sent with Markdown syntax, and then rendered by each person client. This way, there would be no need to send bloated unsecure HTML emails, but just send plain text ones without totally abandoning formatting, though!
A very safe and secure addition for Protonmail users! As my grand father said during a town council session:"I vote for this!"
Definitely in favor of this
That would be super helpful and great..
Markdown support in rendering e-mails would also be super appreciated!
I would LOVE this feature. This is the one feature I miss on ProtonMail since Hotkeys were introduced.
Orfeas Agis Karachalios commented
This should be relatively easy to implement. However there are plugins in firefox such as Markdown Here, so this is not mandatory.
Julien Palard commented
Markdown support would be great for another reason: Protonmail would be able to send text/html (result of md2html) AND text version (origin markdown) of the email, which is awesome for people having a text-only reader and awesome for people having am html reader.
Also, the visul editor could have the bold / italic / link / etc buttons to help non-markdown-users to edit their email, as github does. This would train user to understand they can use text instead of clicking on buttons, making everybody know Markdown without learning it (without even knowing it's called Markdown).
As on github, a "Preview" tab would be great.
Eric Yu commented
Markdown support will be cool!
I don't fully understand Markdown myself, but if JonthueM's idea at least includes the option of having a "source edit" feature in the compose editor, I'm all for it! I'd like to be able to compose my email in my Markdown text editor and then "copy as html" and paste it into a source edit window, so that it would then be rendered properly as html.
Of course, if the editor were to be able to render Markdown code immediately, that's good, too! :-)