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Description

Pretext is a simple but feature-filled Markdown and plain text editor.

• Markdown syntax highlighting
• HTML preview and export
• Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts
• Quick-tap format options
• Files app/Document provider support
• Seamless iOS integration
• Customisable font size
• Full undo/redo/revert-all-changes support
• Dark theme and icon (in-app purchase required)

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"This app is now my default solution for quickly creating .md files to share with other people." - Federico Viticci, MacStories

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‪Pretext is designed to work seamlessly with iCloud Drive and other file providers. This means you can open files directly from your Files app, and any changes are saved right back, available to use on other devices and in other applications. No clunky import and export steps just to make an edit – instead, you keep full control of your files.

Pretext works great on all your iOS devices. Thanks to comprehensive keyboard shortcuts, Pretext works especially well with iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard.

If you encounter any problems, please get in touch at pretext@blork.co.uk, tweet @pretext_app, or post at /r/pretextapp.

What’s New

Version 1.1.0

Thanks for using Pretext! This update adds support for system Dark Mode* and Multi-Window (on iPadOS).
If you encounter any problems, please get in touch at pretext@blork.co.uk, tweet @pretext_app, or post at /r/pretextapp.

*Pretext's theme now follows the system setting for Dark Mode. The in-app purchase now unlocks fixed themes, if you always want light or dark enabled regardless of the system theme.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
836 Ratings

836 Ratings

jeffmcclure ,

Very nice!

This is a very nice app. Makes it very easy to access files on my iCloud Drive.

There is one thing holding back on a 5 star review and purchase. Whenever I open a file and close it with out making any changes, it re saves the file updating the file modified date. When I open a file, and don’t make any changes, and close the file, then the last update date time should not be modified. Once this issue is resolved I will be a purchaser and a five star supporter.

Anahata108 ,

Dark mode IAPs: an accessibility perspective

For photosensitive users, dark modes aren't just an aesthetics choice. For these users, especially those looking at their devices all day, dark modes aren't just about being pretty. Dark modes are fundamentally required to make the app useable at all.

Dark modes are an *accessibility* feature. They make the app useable in the same way that AssistiveTouch or VoiceOver do. Would you charge more for accessibility features? No. That would be terrible. Dark mode is an accessibility feature in exactly the same way other features are. Night Shift, True Tone, and the lesser known Reduce White Point aren't enough for some users: dark modes are the only way for them to use apps they can look at for hours at a time.

Furthermore, some users have "floaters" in their vision caused by fluids shifting in their eyes. They cannot comfortably use black on white UIs as a result. Dark modes are the main way users with these floaters can interact with their devices.

All that said: I realise that app developers need to make money. That's fine, really! I work as a developer myself. I understand. But charging for an accessibility feature is the wrong way to do it. I'd be happier making a *donation*, and getting nothing, than I am having to pay to configure the app to be useable in a way that doesn't cause me eyestrain and discomfort.

Dark mode is an accessibility feature. I shouldn't have to pay to make the app accessible.

mikesplaces ,

Quite perfect for me

I needed a basic and functional markdown editing app to sync to iCloud so I can just write and access the files from either iPhone or iPad. I really appreciate the split screen mode for being able to see my day one journals entries side by side with a file I am editing on iPadOS. The app just fits inside my needs for writing and sharing those files where I want to work. The editing window is fantastic. Nothing there until i fill it. Please don’t change anything but if you happen to consider an updated version for iOS and iPadOS 14 a nifty widget with recent files could be cool.

App Privacy

The developer, Sam Oakley, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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