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Here's a very quick one for the Markdown lovers. I just discovered that Google Docs supports Markdown syntax. Enable the feature under Tools > Preferences > Automatically detect markdown.

Google Docs Tools settings including a ticket "Automatically detect markdown" option

The release post describes that headings, italic, bold, bold-italic and links are supported.

To be honest, I don't need all these text formating options because I'm used to pressing CMD + b and its friends, but being able to control headlines with a few leading # characters is very welcome! 👏

Google Docs rendering headings, links and text formating options using markdown.

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