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Write for iPhone brings easy Markdown writing for Dropbox users

Jeffery Battersby | March 28, 2013
Write is a text-editing app for the iPhone that offers Dropbox users a unique set of tools

Write offers more than 22 ways for you to share files, including everything from copying the Dropbox link for the file to posting the text to Facebook, publishing the HTML file as a Website, or printing on your local printer. If the built-in options aren't enough to satisfy you, you can also create your own sharing options.

Among the app's other useful features is a Quicklook-like preview of documents you've already created. Tap and hold a document within your list of existing documents and a small window appears where you can preview the entire document, copy the Dropbox link, delete, or rename your file.

Write's only real downside is the fact that you can't use it if you don't have a Dropbox account, which may limit Write's usefulness for some users. Other options for saving files, like iCloud, are necessary to make this an app something everyone can use. Also, because the text editing area on my iPhone 4S is so tiny, I hope an iPad version arrives in the App Store sooner rather than later.

Bottom line

Write is a fantastic text editing app. So good, in fact, that it has replaced the other apps I've been using on my phone. The cursor tool, easy access to Markdown, and a broad variety of output options make Write one of the best text editing apps I've had the pleasure of using on any of my iOS devices.

 

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