Standard Notes is an elegant, open-source note taking application with an excellent feature set. Markdown support is not provided by default, but by paying for the optional subscription, you can enable one of several Markdown extensions available to subscribers. I used the Advanced Markdown extension, which is what’s documented below.

Markdown in Standard Notes

Admittedly, the category for Markdown note taking applications is a crowded one. Standard Notes stands out by offering a great user experience, outstanding privacy and synchronization features, and a strong commitment to open source software. The application and the overall experience feels professional-grade. Standard Notes works on every platform.

Standard Notes Markdown Support

Standard Notes provides support for the following Markdown elements.

Element Support Notes
Headings Yes
Paragraphs Yes
Line Breaks Yes You can use a trailing backslash (\) instead of trailing whitespace.
Bold Yes
Italic Yes
Blockquotes Yes
Ordered Lists Yes
Unordered Lists Yes
Code Yes
Horizontal Rules Yes
Links Yes
Images Yes
Tables Yes
Fenced Code Blocks Yes
Syntax Highlighting No
Footnotes No
Heading IDs No
Definition Lists No
Strikethrough Yes You can use either one or two tilde symbols before and after the phrase.
Task Lists Yes
Emoji (copy and paste) Unknown
Emoji (shortcodes) Unknown
Highlight No
Subscript No
Superscript No
Automatic URL Linking Yes
Disabling Automatic URL Linking Yes
HTML Yes

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