Ratings and Reviews
A huge part of my daily work flow
I have been using this app for a long time on three devices.
After all these years, it is still the fastest app for text files on dropbox.
I was especially pleased when the app developers updated the iPhone version, so that there is a “close” and “done” button that puts the current file away, preventing duplicate file errors. Unfortunately, the iPad version still creates these errors, so I have to remember to open a file I don’t care about before I close the app. This work-around works fine.
I will update my review to five stars when the iPad version is updated to include the DONE and CLOSE buttons.
However I have to say, I have never found another app that replaces this one for me for editing and manipulating text files on dropbox. I am very grateful for this app every day.
good but missing core function...
When I'm browsing my files in the Dropbox app I may suddenly have a need to make a note. Dropbox can't do it, which is why I need an app like this.
Let's assume I already have a txt file in Dropbox, and I just want to edit it.
I'll just select "open in" and then choose your app, and it will take me directly to that file in your app and I'm editing in no time, right?!
Your app isn't even listed in "activities" as an option. And if it were, it would probably merely just open the app instead of the file itself. That is to say, I'll have to navigate to the file for the 2nd time.
I've gone through many apps to find a solution. Others do show up in the "activities" / "open in" list (PlainText, for example), but do not open the file - just the app.
Microsoft Word and Excel do open the file directly, so I know it's possible. But Word won't open a txt file...
Use word docs instead of txt files? Ew.
When I updated to the latest version of textforce I lost access to many of my dropbox text files on both my iPhone 6+ and my iPad Pro. I can see these files and their contents on my laptop and with the Dropbox text editor; they are listed as files on textforce--but when I select them they appear as empty with 0 bytes. Can I go back to a previous version, or is there a fix? I've used and loved Textforce for over a year, but now i'm very frustrated with this update.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.