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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
Walter
Dropboxer

Hey there @josch87 - how are you today?

Could you please elaborate on what you'd like to see implemented exactly? Also, do you happen to use Paper at all?

Thanks!

josch87
Helpful | Level 6

It doesn't have to be fancy so I'm not gonna create a UI in AEM now. Something like https://www.editpad.org/ would totally work in Dropbox-Design-Language. 

But downloading TXT-Files, opening them, changing stuff, saving, closing, and than uploading them back to Dropbox totally sucks. 

Google Drive opens them in their standard Google Docs Editor. Unfortunately they also convert it at that moment to a second file. And you get the chance to open them in linked apps that you can install in Google. 

I do not use Paper at all. What for?

Walter
Dropboxer

Thanks for your reply and additional information @josch87 - much appreciated.

We are always looking for user input regarding our website so I will make sure your comments are passed along to our dev team - thank you for this feedback. 

In addition, Dropbox Paper is a collaborative workspace that helps your team grow ideas together. Paper is freely available to all Dropbox users, and you can start using it by heading to https://paper.dropbox.com.

I know it's not exactly you're looking for, yet, it has many capabilities and features that might help achieve what you like eventually (on any Paper doc, click on the keyboard icon to see more info about the formatting options etc.)

If there's anything I can do to help in the meantime, please let me know. 

 

sholzers
New member | Level 2

With Dropbox Plus or Professional - is it possible to edit .txt-files online? Grazie mille.

Jane
Dropboxer
Buongiorno @sholzers, you can currently co-author “.xlsx”, “.docx” & “.pptx” documents with others online & you can also utilize the in-app text editing on your :iphone:, though I appreciate the time you took to post us your interest on this functionality here. I’ve already made sure to add your voice to the feedback gathered internally for future reference. Your comments are extremely valuable as we're always looking for ways to improve & your posts here help us better understand your needs. 
 
As other users may be interested in the same functionality, I’ve moved your post to the Share an Idea section:light_bulb:, where they could upvote your post. 
 
Please do let me know here in case I’ve misunderstood your inquiry in any way & I’d just like to remind you that our Forum Wall is always open to your feedback, so feel free to drop us a line here. Thanks again & enjoy the rest of your day!
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sholzers
New member | Level 2

Buongiorno Jane, so it's not possible to edit .txt-files in my Dropbox (PC)? Not even in Plus and Professional plans? Bummer.

Jane
Dropboxer

Hey @sholzers, you can still edit your .txt files on your pc with your Windows Notepad as you'd normally do (i.e. regardless of the plan you're using) & re-upload them or sync them back to your account on your desktop, though the co-authoring functionality online is currenly available for “.xlsx”, “.docx” & “.pptx” documents

I hope that this sheds a bit more light on your initial inquiry! 

sholzers
New member | Level 2

alright, sure, I knew that, but an online texteditor would be greatly appreciated (and should be totally simple to integrate)

Aleix
Explorer | Level 3

Supporting this idea. It's very easy to implement so I don't understand why it's not already done. It would be very convenient so please consider it. Thanks.

Jotenko
New member | Level 2

Almost 2020 and we're still waiting for such a simple feature...

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