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Dropbox App text in monospace font on iOS

Cardinal2B
Collaborator | Level 8

The Dropbox App file display / editor is a welcome tool on mobile devices. However, it displays text files (.txt) in a proportional font. If you are only going to show one font it should be monospaced for text files.

Please change the text editor to use a fixed width font like text editors usually do, or add an option to show text files with a fixed width font. 

 

 

12 Comments
Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hi there @Cardinal2B, although this isn’t currently an option, I’d be more than happy to pass your comments along to the dev team for future consideration. 
 
If you have any other questions or thoughts you’d like me to forward don’t hesitate to get back to me. Cheers!
Cardinal2B
Collaborator | Level 8

This is not the first time it has been suggested on this forum, so perhaps you could take another step on this and explain what are the development plans to resolve this obvious shortcoming?

 

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
The dev team is working on implementing additional improvements, but we don’t have a timeline to share about this yet. 
 
In any case, I’ve added your comments to the previous request and passed it along to the team. Thanks!
Cardinal2B
Collaborator | Level 8

Hmmmm. That sounds like corporate speak for ‘Development is always working on something, but not this. When and if we do get around to it, we might tell you about it, but you shouldn’t really count on that.”

Thank you for passing on these user requests though. 

 

RogerL
Explorer | Level 3

+1

I would like to be able to switch back and forwards between the default font and (say) courier new.

 

Iceland
Explorer | Level 3

Mono space font should be the default - if you have report in text with columns that is dependant upon fixed font spacing , it is virtually impossible to read it properly quickly and it is not the purpose of Dropbox to make our lives easier? Major priority issue in my book. 

mqasim New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Mono space font should be the default.

Robert W.3
Explorer | Level 4

I would also like to see this behavior. Lusil, please make this a higher priority!

Sincerely,

A Paying Customer

 

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

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Robert W.3
Explorer | Level 4

Thank you for your response, Daphne. Just to clarify, quite often text files contain multiple columns or simple tables. For these cases, a monospaced font is necessary for proper alignment. I have tested a few other cloud-storage apps to see how they handle text files. The Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Adobe Creative Cloud apps all display text files with a monospaced font.

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