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Expand iOS text editing feature to allow editing of lightweight markup languages such as Markdown

Expand iOS text editing feature to allow editing of lightweight markup languages such as Markdown

TimR
Explorer | Level 3

Version 54.2 of the iOS app, released on 2017-06-27, has a new feature that allows editing of plain-text fiels with the .txt extension.

 

Would it be possible to expand the scope of this feature to allow editing of files with extensions of lightweight markup languages such as Markdown (.md and .markdown), AsciiDoc (.adoc and .asciidoc), and reStructuredText (.rst)? I don't mean full-blown, feature-filled editors for markup languages - it would just be useful if the current text-editing feature could be used on common plain-text filetypes that do not end in the .txt extension.

10 Comments
danielcnorris
New member | Level 2

I also have this issue. I have text files with other extensions (e.g. *.md, *.otl) that I would like to be able to open and edit in the Dropbox app.

funkydan2
New member | Level 2

 This would be great, and shouldn't be too hard to do.

Annie_UK
New member | Level 2

I would also like this for editing php, css, xml, html files etc… 


Boxbox123
Explorer | Level 3

As a temporary workaround, in the Dropbox app you can rename your file and change the extension to “.txt” (“Rename” under the ••• menu) this will allow you edit the text in the file. After editing the text you can save the changes and then change the extension back to whatever it was before using the “Rename” option again.

Derick F.
Explorer | Level 3

Today’s update was rather annoying- it advertises 120 new text formats now editable but apparently these don’t include md, bib or taskpaper extensions.

sanug
New member | Level 2

I would like to be able to view AsciiDoctor documents, and AsciiDoc documents as HTML renderings of the documents, as GitHub and GitLab does this transformation.

The effort is fairly small on DropBox's part - jsut run the translator in the background.  Support for the more common plugins is also easy.

Daphne
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

We've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
ltblueberry0
Helpful | Level 5

Will other text formats like md of adoc ever be supported?

ltblueberry0
Helpful | Level 5

why was .adoc (asciidoc) not included?

Walter
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
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