Using notes is handy as you can have it in multiple devices and makes transition almost effortless. I'm willing to move some of these to Markdown so I can share the content and add formatting to it.

Is it possible to be done by default? The only export option is to PDF. If there is some hack that I can apply I'm happy to spend some cycles on that but maybe there is already an option I'm missing.

I've find a few questions pointing to apps to directly do this (Editor or notes application with Markdown support?), but I'm trying to find an alternative with the native app.

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    Why not just write markdown in notes.app and export when you need? I understand there are a lot of use cases here - but the benefit of markdown is that it's readable without the rendering. – bmike Jan 27 at 21:02
  • Maybe start using one of the endless apps that supports Markdown directly, vs using Notes.app. – Marc Wilson Jan 28 at 16:50
  • I can use the Notes.app formatting, but every now and then I write stuff that later I'd rather publish or put into a markdown file, can do the conversion manually, just like it would be good to have something out the box. – pablora Jan 29 at 9:31

Unfortunately the native app does not offer this.

There is an app available for macOS in the App Store called Exporter that offers this. I am not affiliated with the software.

Another option is exporting to PDF in Notes, (File > Export as PDF…), then exporting to Markdown using a website like this one: PDF To Markdown Converter

  • Thanks for the response my main thing is that having a native app taking it halfway there would be super helpful mostly because I can edit the document in multiple places and offline|online. I'll stay with this and then work something after. Thanks – pablora Jan 28 at 21:53
  • @pablora no problem. If my answer helepd feel free to press the tick next to my answer – user310476 Jan 29 at 7:37

If you're moving to Bear, there's an option here which uses Keyboard Maestro to automate the process: https://github.com/KrauseFx/notes-exporter

I'm sure it could be adapted for another destination application relatively easily

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