Highlighting text

There’s a difference here, and a big one, diannepat. There’s “change the background colour of text”, and there’s “pigment text based on keywords within a code fence”.

We’ve discussed code fences here a lot, and while I think they’re considering it down the line, as they say, it’s not a markdown editor. I’d love to see a true code fence instead of preformatted, and allow something like python Pygments to do the work, but I’m finding that sort of thing exceeds what Agenda sets out to do. You might find joy in Typora (all md) as a close option, or Quiver (json+), but I think the most you’ll see in the near term is just colour-behind-text, probably in system colour.

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Thanks very much. I understand syntax highlighting is a low priority.
Quiver is what I use now. I’ll have a look at Typora.


+1 for syntax highlighting

Another +1 here to be able to highlight text with custom colors (the same way I do it on my paper notebook)

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Add another one for highlighting text too!

+1 for highlighting text. It’s a great feature for processing notes and getting added value from them, See Tiago Forte’s writing on building an outboard brain through progressive summarization of notes. (Using Evernote, in this case.)


+1 for the possibility to highlight text. Maybe also the possibility to change the colour of the text to the prefered highlight colour.


Highlighting and use different colours

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+1 for the ability to highlight text.

+1 on this. I use this style in Ulysses all the time!

I don’t believe that’s what we’re talking about here — this is a request for a text style wherein non-code text is highlighted.

@vivacious.jp mentioned syntax highlighting, I’m supporting that. But, you’re totally right that that’s not the main issue of this thread.

+1 for ::highlighting:: which I use a lot in Bear

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I’m very interested in syntax highlighting as well… Quiver is very well designed, but doesn’t seem to be developing at the pace of Agenda…

+1 for highlighting

Hello there, just want to attach some images I’ve created a long time ago about text highlighting and accent color in notes. I sаw Agenda team working on this, but will share my thoughts anyway.

My issue without highlighting text is when I’m scanning through my notes I cannot see the “Star” icon easily. And that prolong my time for searching what I’m looking for.

Here are the 2 random examples with changed color of texts, and “highlight” on one paragraph or sentence:

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What is the priority for implementing a highlight feature/text color (ie. text color red/green/other standard colors)?

I really like this app and would love to purchase it but I can’t without these features


We don’t have an ETA yet I’m afraid, it’s among the many things we’d like to add. See also The features we are working on right now…

Text colouration and/or highlighting would be an invaluable asset. I produce a monthly newsletter which requires queries to be sent out to each member each month. Recording the status of these - sent, responded, response acknowledged, needing chasing, incorporated, etc - would be made much easier by some form of colour coding available on the member’s name, otherwise I would have to put a check list under each to check progress. Currently I am using a separate Excel spreadsheet for this; I would prefer an integrated solution.


Plus 1 for text colors and highlighting. Also fixing format issues when copy pasting from Outlook email into Agenda…bulleted lists do noy maintain proper indention