When you right-click on an Anytype page and create an object directly, the link to the object is not underlined. I think that makes it is not visually clear then that it is a link. The text is only slightly boldened on Desktop. On Android, it’s even less distinct, being simply a slightly smaller size than body text.
In Notion, all links are underlined, which makes it very clear what the functionality is. I would like this option for Anytype. I know some people prefer no underlines, as seen in other threads like Support to hide the underline of the linked object . But having it as an option in a settings menu would allow each person to make their own choice.
Visually distinct links help people in general find and click links faster, helping your workflow. I believe it would be more helpful for people with visual disability to make the links stand out more.
Please consider the standards enacted for HTML links (WebAIM: Links and Hypertext - Link Text and Appearance), that specify:
- 3:1 contrast ratio between body and link text
- inclusion of underlines for links
One workaround is to turn the link into a Heading. This makes the underline appear. But this would be time consuming to do across dozens or hundreds of links.
I also just noticed that when I turn a link into a Heading, and then back into ‘text’, the underline is still there. Does this mean that the underline being initially missing for links is actually a bug?