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wysiwyg or gmail like formatting in description (instead of markdown)

i consider myself a power user but haven't yet mastered markdown. many clients i collab with on trello will never use markdown. why can't there be an option to use a basic text formatting toolbar, like the one in this test field! it would also save a ton of time in general, at least for me....

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Just chiming in to say this is literally what stopped me from adopting Trello, which is full of great features, and instead go with a small unknown app that has a lot more features and is developing faster on the funding from a lifetime deal than Trello is with funding from subscription payments. It's not hard to add a formatting editor, guys.

Hi Ryan,


While it wont work for Card descriptions, this power up would help you (and any other board users) with comment formatting at least.


- Alex

yeah, i know about this but it's clear that atlassian can implement this without powerups. look at jira.

i care less about wysiwyg in comments and MUCH more in descriptions. i don't understand why this is not a thing. people who use jira are more familiar with markdown. people who use trello or more familiar with straightforward editing. 

looking for more than just a powerup on this one. am i alone on this? 

Like Steffan van der Male likes this

Definitely not alone on this. I genuinely don't understand why the most basic formatting options aren't available in a bar format in description & comments.

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