Editorial is a plain text editor for iOS with powerful automation tools and a beautiful inline preview for Markdown, TaskPaper, and Fountain documents.
* Inline Markdown/Fountain Preview – With Editorial's subtle syntax highlighting, you can see your document's formatting immediately while you're writing. And when you need a full HTML preview, it's just a swipe away.
* Extensible with Workflows and Scripts – Select from over 50 text processing actions to create your own workflows for extending Editorial's feature set. For even more advanced automation, you can write Python scripts with an integrated code and UI editor.
* Dropbox Sync – The sync folder is customizable, so you can easily edit your documents with multiple apps.
* Smart Keyboard – The extended keyboard was specifically designed for writing Markdown and includes all the special characters you need. You can also control the cursor with simple swipe gestures.
* Snippets – Quickly insert frequently-used pieces of text by typing abbreviations. Snippets can include dynamic text, e.g. the current date or clipboard contents. TextExpander™ snippets are also supported.
* In-App Browser – If you need to do some quick research while writing, you don't have to leave the app for that. You can even open multiple tabs.
* "Folding" allows you to quickly hide individual sections of your document while you're writing.
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“It would be hard to imagine a better editor, let alone recommend one that actually exists.” — The Verge
“This is it. Editorial sets a new standard for third-party iOS automation, and, for me, there’s no going back.” — Federico Viticci, MacStories
“Editorial just reinvented iOS text editing.” — Merlin Mann
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Also featured in 3 other countries, and probably even more in the past.
When I copy and paste something into Editorial, it flashes a pop-up at the top of the screen: "Editorial pasted from Goodreader". Conceivably useful once, but it pops up again...and again...and again every few seconds as I try to type. It is annoying to the point that I have to shut down the app and restart it just to resolve this bug...and now it's started doing the same thing when I haven't pasted into Editorial, just, like, copied and pasted on a nearby computer.Please get rid of this notification. It cannot possibly be useful enough to make up for its obnoxious behavior when it goes wrong.
Mar 13, 2021
The bugs add up to make this once-great editor completely unusable. Very disappointed.# Keyboard bug.Edited to add a new bug! About 50% of the time, pressing down arrow or up arrow on an external keyboard sends the cursor to the end of the document, not the next line! What fun! (Before you ask, I’ve tried it with two different external keyboards — it’s definitely an Editorial bug, not a keyboard issue. Plus, of course, no other apps behave this way.)# Dropbox bugThis is a great editor, but they don’t seem to be keeping up with the Dropbox API. Nearly every time I edit a document on Dropbox, I end up with a fork (which Dropbox renames to “Conflicted Copy”). I’m only editing using the app, files I haven’t touched in months from any other client, so this just shouldn’t be happening. It’s probably something minor, too — a datestamp discrepancy measured in milliseconds, that kind of thing — that could be easily adapted to. # Shortcut bugOh, and when you get the “Conflicted Copy” bug, your toolbar shortcuts won’t work anymore, even after renaming. Toolbar shortcuts appear to be tied to a filespec that’s separate from just the file path. (Beats me what it would be. Maybe the Dropbox API exposes a File ID of some sort.) Anywho, you have to delete and recreate your toolbar file shortcuts.
Feb 18, 2021