Trello is a popular kanban-style project management application that can be used for everything from project management to making grocery shopping lists. You create a board, add columns (called “lists”), and then add cards to lists. The interactive drag-and-drop interface allows you to easily reorder cards and move them between lists as you work on tasks.

Trello has excellent support for basic Markdown syntax. You can use Markdown in the card descriptions, checklists, and comments. You can also use Markdown for your Trello bio. Not all formatting is properly displayed when viewed in the iOS and Andriod applications.

Trello board with Markdown.

Trello Markdown Support

Trello provides support for the following Markdown elements.

Element Support Notes
Headings Yes
Paragraphs Yes
Line Breaks Yes You can press the Return key once to achieve the same result.
Bold Yes
Italic Yes
Blockquotes Yes
Ordered Lists Yes
Unordered Lists Yes
Code Yes
Horizontal Rules Yes
Links Yes
Images Yes
Tables No
Fenced Code Blocks Yes
Syntax Highlighting No
Footnotes No
Heading IDs No
Definition Lists No
Strikethrough Yes
Task Lists No
Emoji (copy and paste) Yes
Emoji (shortcodes) Yes
Highlight No
Subscript No
Superscript No
Automatic URL Linking Yes
Disabling Automatic URL Linking Yes

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