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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
Riko99
Explorer | Level 4

is essential... please do it

 

+1000

lisadesouza89
New member | Level 2

Yes, we really need this feature, esp. since it's already available in the app!

satychary
New member | Level 2

Echoing what EVERYBODY before me has been asking - PLEASE add this! Just a simple 'Edit' button that will bring up raw Markdown/HTML/JSON/txt (any plaintext) file, very basic editing features, and 'Save' (or autosave). Right now, it's a painful workflow of having to download, edit, upload. 

b_cee
New member | Level 2

Please do this! Would eliminate need for a competition like google docs / drive

Sanchez
Dropboxer
Hey everyone, 

Thank you all for posting your ideas about .txt file editing here. I’ve made sure to send your suggestion and comments to our team for review. 

Cheers! 
kfm
New member | Level 2

Just started using Dropbox--thinking about deploying for a team of 20.

 

First thing I did was create a simple .TXT to store my thoughts on folder organization and get others' input.

 

Can't believe that there is no way to edit the .TXT from the browser.  Pretty close to a dealbreaker, since at least 20% of our documents are expected to be .TXT.

 

Please add this feature!

Nicklas N.
New member | Level 2

@Sanchezwrote:
Hey everyone, 

Thank you all for posting your ideas about .txt file editing here. I’ve made sure to send your suggestion and comments to our team for review. 

Cheers! 

Great to see this being forwarded to the team! It really should be something that could be implemented really easily, especially since it's already available on the mobile app.

 

I'd love to allso suggest adding similar text-based files like .html, .php, .css, .js files and so on 🙂

Nicklas N.
New member | Level 2

@Sanchezwrote:
Hey everyone, 

Thank you all for posting your ideas about .txt file editing here. I’ve made sure to send your suggestion and comments to our team for review. 

Cheers! 

Great to see this being forwarded to the team! It really should be something that could be implemented really easily, especially since it's already available on the mobile app.

 

I'd love to also suggest adding similar text-based files like .html, .php, .css, .js files and so on 🙂

josch87
Helpful | Level 6

Please provide an online editor for files like TXT, MD etc.

Please also see:

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Eine-Frage-stellen/Text-Dateien-im-Browser-bearbeiten/m-p/277708/hig...

josch87
Helpful | Level 6

Dropbox App for Android has a "Dropbox-Texteditor".

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