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edit text file in browser window

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 slightly smiling face

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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.

Level 1

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! slightly smiling face

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

 

 

Level 2

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

Level 1

Yes, please.

Level 1

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

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, slightly smiling face .

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.

Level 2

Absolutely - This has been requested for many years, yet this - the simplest of features - isn't here.

Level 1

It's absurd that we can't edit plain text files. Why not simply let Word open them, the way it does with Word docs? What is the problem? 90% of my Dropbox files are text files, and the lack of this feature makes Dropbox almost useless to me. 

Level 1

I just want to pile on and say that, as with everyone else over the past year, I would absolutely love this feature being added to the app and to browser interface.