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TextWarrior

TextWarrior


Note: For those who updated early to version 0.93, the crash on startup has now been fixed.


TextWarrior is a text editor that rethinks how editing can be done on a touch screen. Annoyed at accidentally moving the cursor or bringing up the virtual keyboard when scrolling? Tired of doing finger gymnastics to position the cursor? TextWarrior lets you customize text editing to the way you want it to be and more.


Besides all the usual features of text editors, TextWarrior offers 5(!) unique ways to fine-tune the cursor position. Especially helpful for those who are using devices without a hardware keyboard or stylus. While we are at it, why not add syntax highlighting for programming languages and a slideable clipboard. Best of all, TextWarrior is free and open-source! No internet permissions required for pesky ads.

Selected features:
* The only Android text editor that supports direct touch and drag selection of text and other custom behaviors
* 5 cursor navigation methods to choose from
* Word wrap
* In-place search and replace. Case-sensitive and match whole word options
* Slideable clipboard
* Syntax highlighting for C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Objective-C, PHP, Python and Ruby
* Word and character count
* Long press of a hardware keyboard key can capitalize a letter
* Auto-indent
* Visible whitespace
* Configurable tab width, text size and font
* Recent file history
* Undo/redo
* Supports ASCII, Latin-1, UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings
* Supports different line terminator styles
* Works with all input devices: touch screens, keyboards, trackpads, styli...


TextWarrior is a community-driven project. Usability is at the forefront and if you have any suggestions or feedback to making text editing easier, drop us an email. Android Market comments cannot be replied to.

Compatibility note: If the Shift and Alt keys do not seem to work on your physical keyboard, try holding the keys down as you would on a regular computer keyboard.

Recent changes:
A long overdue update is finally here! We listened to you and worked on the most requested features. Thanks to all who gave feedback, good or bad.

* 5 color schemes to choose from, including 3 dark ones for night reading

* Revamped and more robust auto-backup system

Note: This update will erase the recent file history.
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Free
80
4.0
User ratings
265
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
0
File size
335 kb
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About TextWarrior
Note: For those who updated early to version 0.93, the crash on startup has now been fixed.


TextWarrior is a text editor that rethinks how editing can be done on a touch screen. Annoyed at accidentally moving the cursor or bringing up the virtual keyboard when scrolling? Tired of doing finger gymnastics to position the cursor? TextWarrior lets you customize text editing to the way you want it to be and more.


Besides all the usual features of text editors, TextWarrior offers 5(!) unique ways to fine-tune the cursor position. Especially helpful for those who are using devices without a hardware keyboard or stylus. While we are at it, why not add syntax highlighting for programming languages and a slideable clipboard. Best of all, TextWarrior is free and open-source! No internet permissions required for pesky ads.

Selected features:
* The only Android text editor that supports direct touch and drag selection of text and other custom behaviors
* 5 cursor navigation methods to choose from
* Word wrap
* In-place search and replace. Case-sensitive and match whole word options
* Slideable clipboard
* Syntax highlighting for C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Objective-C, PHP, Python and Ruby
* Word and character count
* Long press of a hardware keyboard key can capitalize a letter
* Auto-indent
* Visible whitespace
* Configurable tab width, text size and font
* Recent file history
* Undo/redo
* Supports ASCII, Latin-1, UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings
* Supports different line terminator styles
* Works with all input devices: touch screens, keyboards, trackpads, styli...


TextWarrior is a community-driven project. Usability is at the forefront and if you have any suggestions or feedback to making text editing easier, drop us an email. Android Market comments cannot be replied to.

Compatibility note: If the Shift and Alt keys do not seem to work on your physical keyboard, try holding the keys down as you would on a regular computer keyboard.

Recent changes:
A long overdue update is finally here! We listened to you and worked on the most requested features. Thanks to all who gave feedback, good or bad.

* 5 color schemes to choose from, including 3 dark ones for night reading

* Revamped and more robust auto-backup system

Note: This update will erase the recent file history.

User reviews of TextWarrior
was really hoping to be able to view .nfo files with this app since it is a tag! maybe in a future release... aside from that its great!
Oct 15, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 8, 2014
Nice Editor It's such a shame that it appears to be abandoned by the developer. No updates for over a year, now :(
A Google User
Sep 27, 2014
A powerful general text editor. The app is far more versatile than meats the eye at first glance. There are no drop down menus like in Windows. Instead a pop-up menu appears across the screen when the menu key is used. The More selection selection brings up a pop-uo menu which includes a big HTML help document. Also of note is the powerful clapboarding feature and the five ways to move the cursor. I prefer trackball. Note: there is a problem with the backspace key with Google Keyboard. Use Hackers keyboard, Smart Keyboard or another third party keyboard. Uninstalling the updates on Google keyboard works with Android 4.1 and 4.2. if you turn off automatic update on Google Keyboard.
A Google User
Jul 25, 2014
Text Warrior Works On Tablets Too! I have used Text Warrior on four Tablets. It has performed flawlessly on all of them. I started out with a Polaroid PMID 705 seven inch tablet. I also used it on two Proscan tablets one of which has a keyboard. Finally I installed it to my Trio Stealth 10 Tablet. With the android virtual keyboard it is easy to check spelling. It works fine with a keyboard. To access options and setting press the three vertical dots on the bottom of the display. Text Warrior is the best editor for large text files. If you are using another editor you will want to add this editor anyway and keep your other editor. It should be remembered that this app is for text files. It is NOT a word processor. If you are writing HTML text it will work, it just won't highlight. Hopefully Hoon will add HTML highlighting. When saving a file the first time you are in complete control of the filename extension but you must remember to supply the extention. Letting you supply the extention makes it possible to edit and create all sorts of programming files. These are usually text files.
A Google User
Jun 18, 2014
Innovative, but... Awesome features and also fast BUT literally useless to me without ability to edit ROOT files because i still have to keep multiple text editors installed.. therefore Text Warrior will never make the cut. :'-(
A Google User
Jun 5, 2014
Doesn't work with SwiftKey The backspace deletion key on the Swift key keyboard doesn't delete when within text warrior. It inserts previous characters instead. So now I'm typing with the keyboard that came with the phone since I didn't take the trouble to change back to my preferred Swift key keyboard. I don't like having to keep switching Swift key off and on.