Text Editor is a simple plain text editor and is released by Tamoggemon Ltd.
Text Editor allows you create plain text documents on the Touchpad.
The application allows you to quick open a new file and get to work.
The user interface is simple and clean, you can just focus on the writing until it is time to save the document. I would have liked a theme option or two (like a few fonts and background colours to select from), but the default font is fine.
There is even an auto save feature, but when you minimise the app you need to give it a moment to save before throwing the card off screen, also if you have not named the file you will end up with a text file with a date stamped name.
The interface also has very useful (+) shortcut that brings up shortcuts for making brackets. This is very useful, but I would also have liked the <> brackets for HTML editing.
The application allows you to email, SMS or Facebook the text. You can even export the text as a PDF.
On the upside:
- Simple User Interface.
- You can switch off the text assistant in the preferences.
- Helpful bracket shortcuts which places your cursor in the middle of the brackets.
On the downside:
- File management needs a little work – just drops the text file (by default) in the root of /media/internal, I would prefer a “texteditor” folder. When you load files shows all supported files in a long list without folders.
- Does not appear to check for an existing file before overwriting, a warning would be nice.
Overall, this is a very good text editor. It has some nice features that make it useful for editing text files that are not just plain text. The user interface could do with a tweak or two on the file management side, but apart from that this is a solid application. I wish it had direct box.net or dropbox integration within the app, but this is not a show stopper. If you are looking for a good text editor for the Touchpad this one is well worth a look, it gives TapNote some close competition and is cheaper, but for me TapNote has the edge.
Size: 3.5 MB
Price (at time of review): £2.98