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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
ferrvittorio
Explorer | Level 3

Please implement. Very disappointing still I can't do edit TXT files in browser

 

buhaisong
New member | Level 2

This would be super useful.

JesusM
New member | Level 2

We beg for this function!!

eric314
Explorer | Level 3

Dropbox Paper is nice but it's not as useful as just plain text editing since the .paper files are useless outside the Dropbox web interface. If I'm using paper I can't copy my Dropbox directory to a USB stick and have everything there: Paper documents are only available for the web interface, and I can't edit those files outside Dropbox. I can export to back them up but that's a pain. So I end up using plain text a lot.

 

Editing plain text right from the browser is something Nextcloud and others have had for a while. It's really a big value add for people with a lot of notes.

WATCHLESSONSdotCOM
New member | Level 2

Guys, I loveD dropbox when it was just launched, it was one of the first of its kind, but now with all this inability to simply edit a txt file, just like in mobile version on android, I am thinking to switch to one drive. I don't want to move a file out of the vault, edit it with an ap on my pc and back to the vault. Sometimes it's a pain to edit it in the vault. It times out, it doesn't show up in the file explorer, it creates a conflicted file in the route directory, etc. So I decided to use online only version for the vault. And there, there is no txt editor. With all this pain I am going through, I decided to dedicate some time and explore if I can do the same with one drive. I just don't know if I have a paid version of onedrive, will they allow me to keep everything I have in the vault in case somebody gets into my phone? Or only 3 files?

Sir Chuy
New member | Level 2

I use text files quite often for various tasks. It would be great if there was a built-in, simple text editor for the desktop/web version of Dropbox. That way I access and edit information on my account remotely without having to download/upload the file. I looks like the iOS app can do this so having this available for the desktop version would be amazingly helpful. Thanks!

pinnnapple bacon
New member | Level 2

hello dropbox, please could you add this feature, it's been 6 years since the first person asked, I think a lot of people would love that

Walter
Dropboxer
 
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