Yes, I understand there are different needs between people for an app such as Drafts. I don’t know how all you other people use Drafts in your workflow. But in any case, the workflow to get to a tappable link currently is often so complex, including opening or closing panels, then switching to the link mode, then back, that I often find it’s easier to just copy and paste the link to the browser. I see the core of Drafts is to get rid of this kind of repetition through automation. This is the case for some easier way to get to the links in the editing mode.
The hiding of links is perhaps another related suggestion that could be useful for some users, As a usecase, I created an indented checklist of hiking item considerations, and the appended links sometimes took multiple lines of text, making the simple checklist quite convoluted.
Just some things to consider in this kind of an app with multiple kind of users and needs.