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Note: For those who updated early to version 0.93, the crash on startup has now been fixed.

TextWarrior is a text editor that rethinks how editing can be done on a touch screen. Annoyed at accidentally moving the cursor or bringing up the virtual keyboard when scrolling? Tired of doing finger gymnastics to position the cursor? TextWarrior lets you customize text editing to the way you want it to be and more.

Besides all the usual features of text editors, TextWarrior offers 5(!) unique ways to fine-tune the cursor position. Especially helpful for those who are using devices without a hardware keyboard or stylus. While we are at it, why not add syntax highlighting for programming languages and a slideable clipboard. Best of all, TextWarrior is free and open-source! No internet permissions required for pesky ads.

Selected features:
* The only Android text editor that supports direct touch and drag selection of text and other custom behaviors
* 5 cursor navigation methods to choose from
* Word wrap
* In-place search and replace. Case-sensitive and match whole word options
* Slideable clipboard
* Syntax highlighting for C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Objective-C, PHP, Python and Ruby
* Word and character count
* Long press of a hardware keyboard key can capitalize a letter
* Auto-indent
* Visible whitespace
* Configurable tab width, text size and font
* Recent file history
* Undo/redo
* Supports ASCII, Latin-1, UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings
* Supports different line terminator styles
* Works with all input devices: touch screens, keyboards, trackpads, styli...

TextWarrior is a community-driven project. Usability is at the forefront and if you have any suggestions or feedback to making text editing easier, drop us an email. Android Market comments cannot be replied to.

Compatibility note: If the Shift and Alt keys do not seem to work on your physical keyboard, try holding the keys down as you would on a regular computer keyboard.

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Recently changed in this version

A long overdue update is finally here! We listened to you and worked on the most requested features. Thanks to all who gave feedback, good or bad.

* 5 color schemes to choose from, including 3 dark ones for night reading

* Revamped and more robust auto-backup system

Note: This update will erase the recent file history.

Comments and ratings for TextWarrior
  • (64 stars)

    by David Pierce on 14/03/2014

    Option menus and text selection could use some polish but it is a rock solid editor. Onscreen "trackpad" is awesome.

  • (64 stars)

    by James Eversole on 09/02/2014

    I use it for Python and C/C++ development on my Nexus 7 Flo with an external keyboard. It's fantastic! Thanks for this work of art.

  • (64 stars)

    by Cherry Blackmore on 06/02/2014

    There are some terrific features bundled in this app. For example: highlighting text on a smaller touch screen can be a nuisance. Enter Text Warrior, offering not just one but *multiple* solutions. Obviously it isn't a full-blown word processor, but this

  • (64 stars)

    by Karl Bergen on 22/01/2014

    I have used Text Warrior on four Tablets. It has performed flawlessly on all of them. I started out with a Polaroid PMID 705 seven inch tablet. I also used it on two Proscan tablets one of which has a keyboard. Finally I installed it to my Trio Stealth 1

  • (64 stars)

    by Denis McMahon on 02/11/2013

    This app would be a lot more useful if I could disable BOM when saving files that I want to ftp to servers where they're not understood.

  • (64 stars)

    by Steven Black on 22/09/2013

    I need to use the SYM key to enter backticks in my documents. There is no backtick in the menu, and no apparent way to change the symbols presented with the SYM key. I write using reStructuredText, so this is a blocker.

  • (64 stars)

    by jameel siddiq on 06/08/2013

    I wouldn't necessarily have used this except that it was one of the editor choices in Mintoris Basic. I had already used Jota and wasn't particularly impressed. Well I am glad that I was led to this text editor as I personally found it the best. Particula