Almost Every iOS Text Editor Compared

Almost Every iOS Text Editor Compared

No, it's too small to read here. Don't even try it

There are more iOS text editors in the App Store than there are stupid giant-screen iPhone rumors “sourced” by Digitimes. And this makes it impossible to choose. Does Elements support iCloud? Does Readdle Docs play nice with TextExpander? And have you ever even heard of FastEver XL? The answer to all these questions, plus many you didn’t even think to ask, are in Brett Terpstra’s exhaustive, crowd-sourced iOS Text Editor roundup.

The iOS Text Editor roundup was compiled by developer, tinkerer and writer Brett Terpstra by openiing up a Google spreadsheet and siccing his savvy blog audience on its partially filled-out ass. The criteria were simple. The apps had to be for iOS, and they had to edit text. The 35-strong list contains sections for syncing capabilities, export options, features, and device compatibility (iPad, iPhone, both).

The list works best on the desktop because of the size of the table view, but is also great (as you’d expect) in Mobile Safari (tap the app names to see extra notes and links to the apps’ home pages). Scroll down and you’ll also find a section for each and every app, with current version screenshots and links.

In short, for the iOS text editing nerd, this is a paradise in which you will lose may hours (and possibly — if you decide to buy things, many, many dollars). Go check it out.

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