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Edit text file in browser window

Edit text file in browser window

Julian2
New member | Level 1

It would be super handy to edit txt files in the preview window that opens when you click a document in your dropbox in the browser. So I can quickly store some text without having the pain of downloading - editing-uploading
Just an idea 🙂

68 Comments
madman
New member | Level 2

+1000

peacetype
Helpful | Level 6

The ability to natively edit a plain text file within the Dropbox iOS app is a top feature that I've been wanting to see from Dropbox for quite some time. It's not even that hard to implement if they keep the design simple.

jonathonp
New member | Level 2

Being able to edit text files in the browser would greatly improve the dropbox experience. I edit text files daily and this would make my life easier. 

somefellow
New member | Level 2

This is so fundamental, it's astonishing Dropbox STILL hasn't implemented this basic feature. So I can save text through this comment, but can't even save text in a basic Dropbox file?

thouqht
Explorer | Level 3

Why can I do this on android but not web. C'mon dewdz.

G0r4mn0d
New member | Level 2

Hi, 

 

I would like to +1 this feature request. I would be happy with the simplest solution. The web in general needs some solution for real text editing, cross-platform, in cloud, native, secure and simple. Dropbox would benefit if could solve. Google Drive don't have it out of the box... Not even any out of the box complete solution. Surprisingly.

awpetri
Explorer | Level 3

I used to be able to edit text files in the browser, but no longer.   I'm piling on -- please provide this function!   Without it, Dropbox is cumbersome and inefficient.

Danas
Helpful | Level 5

+1

Nicklas N.
New member | Level 2

This would be a really handy feature that would greatly increase the experience of the product. As someone who always works on the go and goes in between many different offices and computers in my work I don't always have the option to install programs or download files, which makes editing of simple .txt files a hassle, while .doc or .docx files are easily avilable and easy to use.

The android app can do this easily, so it should be easy to implement in the web version as well! 🙂

anthony_761
New member | Level 2

If you need one more vote to add this SIMPLE FEATURE which is already implemented in android... I'm in: +1

Basic, fundamental, ... 

But again... why do you developp more the Dropbox apps than the browser ?

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