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Copy content using Markdown into Substack Editor
Little wonky but 95% of the time, it works everytime.
Copy/Paste shouldn’t be a big deal.
Substack’s editor (my newsletter of choice) doesn’t have some key things that I need:
Ability to work offline
Ability to organize my content like I do in Notion or Todoist
These things require me to go out and look for other solutions to make the transition from one system to another as seamless as possible. I tried using Notion to copy/paste at first and OH MY LORD it’s ugly. Not only does it not paste very well you can barely even copy things easily out of Notion. Yuck.
So what’s a boy to do?
For another project I decided recently to go back to Todoist from a stint with Things for my task management and it appears it can work better. I enjoy Markdown, although i’m no expert, and Todoist has Markdown support. So then with the ability to copy/paste (in the exact right way) you can convert 95% of the Markdown over to Substack in a way that makes sense. Note: Tried the ‘print preview’ in Todoist, too, and it pasted in unformatted text.
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As you can see here it copies over pretty well. Headings, Bullets, Numbered and even the sub-tasks of Todoist carried through. Couple clean up items but MUCH LESS than anything else I’ve found.
Just thought I’d share in case anyone else was looking! Good luck!!