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Edit text file in browser window

Edit text file in browser window

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

62 Comments
New member | Level 2

This would be super useful - it has been a long requested feature from many people, and would be great if it was implemented. It would save a large amount of time for many people.

Also, if it included markdown support, that would also be good.

New member | Level 2

Love the new ability to edit Office files, but I don't often work with Word if I can avoid it. How about letting us edit plain .txt files? Seems simpler than Office support.

New member | Level 2

Can we please add this feature? It is SO simple, and a fundamental component of the toolset that certain clients (I.E. me) use everytime they use Dropbox, as a tool. Please!

*Just an option when the User right-clicks for 'Edit' would be perfect! And dang easy to implement, relatively...

 

 

New member | Level 2

Indeed! They added it to the dropbox android app so it should isn't something they haven't done before...

New member | Level 1

Yes good one! Why isn't it possible to open and edit .txt files in Office Mobile through Dropbox?

New member | Level 1

I feel the same way. It has been three months. Is anyone there to answer the question?

New member | Level 1

Yes, please.

New member | Level 1

I'd love to edit text files online. And not just files ending in .txt. I routinely edit txt, md, tex, etc.

New member | Level 1

Yes, please. It would be very useful to edit files directly on the dropbox space. This is needed, if you work on a computer, where there is no local mirror of the dropbox content. And, yes, please, allow to edit every file in text mode, regardless of the extension (e.g. .txt). With the risk to see garbage on the screen, .

New member | Level 2

Dropbox has a utility for editing Office files, for playing video, and editing text on Android. But it can't read a text file without an extension and can't make simple edits to text in browser. . This is the sort of indifference to feature requests keeps me from giving Dropbox money.

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