Asana Markdown and Syntax Highlighting

Asana Markdown and Syntax Highlighting

Adds the power of markdown and syntax highlighting in 23 languages to Asana's task description editor.

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What is Asana Markdown and Syntax Highlighting?

Asana Markdown and Syntax Highlighting is a Chrome extension by jordan. This extension has 467 weekly active users, an average user rating of 2.60, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 6 months ago. The latest version, 1.0.2, was updated 4 years ago.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-07-30
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By: jordan
Users: 467
Rating: 2.60 (10)
Version: 1.0.2 (Last updated: 2019-03-08)
Creation date: 2019-03-08
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • storage
Featured: No
Size: 226.30K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Asana Markdown and Syntax Highlighting adds the power of markdown and syntax highlighting in 23 languages to Asana's task description editor. 

The extension will detect when you use signature markdown syntax for headers, bold, italics, and lists in the task description editor field, and will transform the description into rich Github-Flavored-Markdown (GFM). The extension support most GFM features, including tables and inline images. Likewise, for syntax highlighting, code language is detected automatically thanks to the highlightJS project.

While this extension is very powerful and will add measurable value to their Asana use cases, there are a few limitations. It will only work in Google chrome, and will only render markdown for users who have installed the extension. The extension will also leave plain-markdown on Asana's mobile devices. Luckily, a key strength of markdown is its readability even when not rendered!
Risk impact

Asana Markdown and Syntax Highlighting requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Asana Markdown and Syntax Highlighting if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Asana Markdown and Syntax Highlighting may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
Extensión desactualizada y no funciona

Could not get it to work at all.
by Nick Anderson Nick Anderson, 2021-06-20

Not working as of 2021.
by Luca Passini Luca Passini, 2021-03-24
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The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

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