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Markdown Basic Editor


Markdown Basic is a custom editor for Standard Notes. It uses Markdown-It to parse Markdown.


  • Markdown via Markdown-It
  • Syntax Highlighting via Highlight.js
  • Optional split pane view
  • Task Lists
  • Tables
  • Footnotes
  • Inline external images


  1. Register for an account at Standard Notes using the Desktop App or Web app. Remember to use a strong and memorable password.
  2. Sign up for Standard Notes Extended. Then, follow the instructions here or continue.
  3. Click Extensions in the lower left corner.
  4. Under Repository, find Markdown Basic.
  5. Click Install.
  6. Close the Extensions pop-up.
  7. At the top of your note, click Editor, then click Markdown Basic.
  8. Click Continue.

After you have installed the editor on the web or desktop app, it will automatically sync to your mobile app after you sign in.

Style Guide#

Bold**text** or __text__
Emphasize*text* or _text_
Inline Code`code`
Code Block```language
Unordered List* item
- item
+ item
Ordered List1. item
Task List- [ ] Task or - [x] Task
Blockquote> quote
H1# Heading
H2## Heading
H3### Heading
H4#### Heading
Section Breaks--- or ***


Colons can be used to align columns. Copy this into your editor to see what it renders:

| Tables | Are | Cool |
| ---------------- | :-----------: | --------: |
| col 2 is | centered | \$149 |
| col 3 is | right-aligned | \$4.17 |
| privacy is | neat | \$2.48 |
| rows don't need to |be pretty| what? |
| the last line is | unnecessary | really?
| one more | row | Yay! 😆


The Markdown Basic editor supports footnotes. The footnote links do not work properly on mobile. Copy this into your note to see how they're used:

You can create footnote references that are short[^1] or long.[^2]
You can also create them inline.^[which may be easier,
since you don't need to pick an identifier and move down to type the note]
The footnotes are automatically numbered at the bottom of your note,
but you'll need to manually number your superscripts.
Make sure to count your variable[^variable] footnotes.[^5]
[^1]: Here's a footnote.
[^2]: Here’s a footnote with multiple blocks.
Subsequent paragraphs are indented to show that they belong to the previous footnote.
{ eight spaces for some code }
The whole paragraph can be indented, or just the first
line. In this way, multi-paragraph footnotes work like
multi-paragraph list items.
This paragraph won’t be part of the footnote, because it
isn’t indented.
[^variable]: The variable footnote is the fourth footnote.
[^5]: This is the fifth footnote.

Not yet available:#

  • KaTeX
  • Printing
  • Custom Font Families
  • Custom Font Sizes
  • Superscript
  • Subscript

Further Resources#

  • GitHub - Development instructions, license (AGPL-3.0-or-later), and source code.
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