Why is there no Auto Markdown on the iPad or iPhone?

Auto Markdown is our name for the subtle formating of Markdown syntax on-screen, currently only in Writer for Mac. We would like to add this feature to Writer for iPad and iPhone too, but we have not found a solution that meets our quality standards… yet. We will keep working hard to bring Auto Markdown to Writer for iPad and iPhone.

Despite the lack of Auto Markdown, you can still use Markdown with Writer for iPad and iPhone, then preview the formatting via Share ➤ Preview, or export formatted text via the options in the Share menu. You can read more about Writer’s Markdown support in our knowledge base article “Markdown syntax reference guide”.