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Wolfpup

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Is there an included document editor with a Pixel/Android that DOESN'T sync to a server?

I like that Notes/Pages have local storage you can use, but Google Docs doesn't, at least not on iOS
 

ian87w

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OEMs like Samsung/Xiaomi offer their own stock Notes app that can be used offline/locally.
For a classic simple text editor, I use Jota+.

If you need something more sophisticated, you can download the MS Office or MS word app from the Play Store. They're free to use on phones.

There are plenty of alternative note-taking apps in the Play Store.
 
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Wolfpup

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OEMs like Samsung/Xiaomi offer their own stock Notes app that can be used offline/locally.
For a classic simple text editor, I use Jota+.

If you need something more sophisticated, you can download the MS Office or MS word app from the Play Store. They're free to use on phones.

There are plenty of alternative note-taking apps in the Play Store.
Thanks! If nothing else, if Microsoft word supports local file storage, that ought to work OK! Most of my files that I would want to keep this way start out in word format on my PC anyway.
 
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Wolfpup

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The Google Docs app supports device storage locations for accessing documents.
Oh, like so it can work with local files WITHOUT transferring them to Google’s servers?

If so, that should work fine too! It can’t do that on other platforms, but it would make sense if it has more capabilities on android.

Maybe it’ll turn out there two good programs that can do this!
 

ian87w

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Oh, like so it can work with local files WITHOUT transferring them to Google’s servers?

If so, that should work fine too! It can’t do that on other platforms, but it would make sense if it has more capabilities on android.

Maybe it’ll turn out there two good programs that can do this!
For existing documents, yes. Just tried it on airplane mode on my phone. However, it cannot create any new documents without going online.

If you mainly deal with existing Microsoft word documents, I would just use the Office or MS Word app
 
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