Edit text files in Google Drive
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Overview
Text Editor is a free app that allows you to create, open, and edit text files on your computer and Google Drive.

All standard text editor features are supported, including syntax highlighting, font size, word wrap, tabs and spaces, printing, undo/redo, keyboard shortcuts, and more.

Standard image editor features are supported including crop, rotate, resize, conversion, and color filters.

How to use Text & Photo Editor
First, select a text file or photo from your computer, Google Drive, or GMail attachment.
The file will be displayed in your browser where you can then make any changes or edits.
After edits are made, press the "Save to Drive" button to save the edited file back to Google Drive.
Download a copy of the file to your computer or device using the "Download" button.

About Text & Photo Editor
This app will open a text file or photo of your choice, letting you make changes and save back them to Google Drive or your computer.
Text & Photo Editor can open all text files types including TXT, CSV, HTML, XML, and CSS as well as code files such as C++, Java, Python, and JSON.
Text & Photo Editor can open all image formats including JPEG, PNG, GIF, and TIF.
Keyboard shortcuts are supported; press the "Keyboard" icon in the toolbar to display a list of all keyboard shortcuts.
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Text Editor will ask for the permissions shown below. Learn more
Text Editor will need access to your Google account
This will allow Text Editor to :
See, edit, create, and delete only the specific Google Drive files you use with this app
Connect itself to your Google Drive
See your primary Google Account email address
See your personal info, including any personal info you've made publicly available
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Marcin Wisnicki
February 16, 2023
Much better than before but settings are not remembered.
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Carolus Reinecke
September 29, 2022
Why do this provider identify itself as "Text Editor for Google Drive" and not as "Visware LLC" in Google market place? Another thing, inside the Ts & Cs, they say "collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information" and further down "any personally identifiable information provided by someone under 13 or that identifies someone under this age, will be deleted" does it matter when when only collect non-personally identifiable info? Not sure why they not want users under 18 years of age to use a TEXT EDITOR?
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Carnot Antonio Romero
September 29, 2023
Wish there was an "auto-save"
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Dinkar Jain
January 20, 2022
Worked for me one time, after that I am getting this error each time I try to authorize for saving any file: "General authorization error; please try again. (Details: user_logged_out)". I have to say interface is good, it detects the extension changes, but if your app doesn't do what it promises it's basically a junk.
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Konuchi A
October 12, 2022
Sorry, something went wrong there. Try again.
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Rabeeb Ibrat
March 30, 2021
Works like a charm! Note: Many other apps ask for accessing the whole Google Drive. Feels like snooping. Not this one!
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Michelle Barker (She/Her/Hers)
January 12, 2023
never loads buttons to open file
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Obi Modum
August 19, 2020
It works great! A feature that would be VERY helpful would be to save the text editor settings for next time. It's tiring having to refresh or reopen the text editor then set the half a dozen settings you desire over and over again.
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A User of Text Editor
October 14, 2019
I used to love Drive Notepad, it was a great on-the-fly editor for when I was in college and didn't have my laptop to access VS Code or Sublime Text (yay for colleges not providing A PROGRAMMING STAPLE GEEEEEEZ). Anyway, something happened, apparently Drive Notepad is malware now? Idk, Google blocked it and it won't authorize, so it's USELESS NOW. Hmmph, off to find an alternative to use with Drive I suppose.
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Peter Lamm
February 15, 2020
Works fine!!! No problems, no worries, no issues! Used to have a simple desktop notepad text editor full of boilerplate text for copy/paste operations in my browser but having Text Editor in a browser tab saves me tons of time and gives me better recovery options. Bit too much space taken up by ads but that's the price of free I suppose
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