Universal Plain text editor app with syncing on iCloud

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  1. Tomovich macrumors member

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    Hello

    I'm looking for an iPhone and iPad app with which I can edit plain text files made with Texteditor on OS X and saved in iCloud. I've found several options but all of those do more than what I need. I just want to open the file on my iPhone or iPad and edit them. Searching would be great too but that's all I need.

    Simplenote looks fine but doesn't use iCloud, all others do more than I need. I don't need Markdown or other things I will never use.

    Do you guys know of such an app? It has to be quality though.

    Thanks!
     
  2. spitf1r3 macrumors regular

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    iA Writer is a simple text editor that syncs over iCloud with it's OS X version (completely optional).


    Drafts 4 is a great note taking app with lots of ways to automate tasks (and lets you save to iCloud drive).
     
  3. Tomovich thread starter macrumors member

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    I've read about Drafts 4 and it saves in iCloud drive but doesn't sync I think. There's something on their website where they explain the difference.
     
  4. spitf1r3 macrumors regular

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    It's like I said -it lets you save to iCloud drive - you can select a specific note and save it there.
     
  5. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Curiously, is there something about the Notes app the doesn't work for you? (I realize that strictly speaking the files might not be stored as plain text, but copy and paste into TextEdit, vi, etc makes that a moot point).

    A.
     
  6. Tomovich thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't like Notes and if I'm gonna use Notes then it won't be that straightforward anymore with Texteditor on the Mac. And that's what I want. Save on Mac, edit on iPhone, back to Mac...
     
  7. spitf1r3 macrumors regular

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    Then iA Writer for iOS together with iA Writer for OS X Should work for you.

    Alternatively you could use Byword for iOS together with Byword for OS X.
     
  8. Tomovich thread starter macrumors member

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    I will look into these but that means that I will need to change on the Mac too and I rather like Texteditor.
     
  9. emembee macrumors regular

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    Textastic is my favourite though not optimised yet for Pro. Simple interface, saves to iCloud automatically and can also upload or download from Dropbox and other clouds, also FTP etc

    Has fantastic options with builtin keyboard too, well worth the money and works on phone too (and a mac version).
     

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