“For editing text on iPad & iPhone. PlainText is a simple text editor with a paper-like user interface. Unlike the default Notes app, PlainText allows you to create and organize your documents in folders and sync everything with Dropbox.com.”
If you use Dropbox and you have an iPhone or iPad, you’ll love PlainText. If you don’t have Dropbox you should, it’s the best data handling service provided in decades and it’s free. PlainText is a deceptively simple text editor/iPhone app and it’s a gem. It’s really easy to use, it looks classy, and it makes life a little easier.
PlainText supports folders and it links to your Dropbox account, so files are automatically synchronized between your iPhone and all computers linked to your Dropbox. Because it’s minimalist, it lets you focus on writing instead of spending half your life managing the process.
If you’re over fancy todo lists you can just use an “action” text file for todo’s and a “fridge door” text file for a scratch pad. I save them into the PlainText folder in my Dropbox and that’s the job done.
PlainText is free. It displays a small advertisement at the bottom of your iPhone screen which isn’t too obtrusive but can be removed by purchasing “Remove Ads” for a miserly $2.49. Don’t be mean, pay up. 🙂 My only gripe is that it’s not available for other smartphone brands. Yet another barrier to abandoning Apple. Continue reading “PlainText: simple, elegant, useful”