NTW Text Editor Pro

NTW Text Editor Pro$1.19

Rated 4.14/5 (29) —  Free Android application by crandf


About NTW Text Editor Pro

Comes with both English interface and 简体中文界面 options, NTW edits text files of UNLIMITED size! Search (with wildcards!), replace, undo, redo, HTML mode, Text to speech, full customizability, and more!

NTW bookmarks your editing progress for every file. With NTW Shelf, every file is at your fingertips.

Paid version mainly adds lotsa poweruser options, not essential, but looks very useful, right ;D
1) Remembers up to 9999 undo/redo operations
2) Control over the End-Of-Line characters (Apple, Unix and Windows tend to handle different End-Of-Line differently when doing plain text editing)
3) Allows user to specify buffer size
4) Allows custom fonts and background images
5) Allows user to customize 6 extra Themes in addition to the built-in 3 Themes.
6) Allows toggling of word wrap
7) Continuous Text to Speech in paid version. Free version will play single paragraphs, then stop until play button is pressed again.

- Edits text files of any size by loading small segments of the file at a time. To navigate between file segments, either use the goTo command, or tap the arrow icons on the top left and right corners.
- Text to speech synthesizer!
- Page scroll or move cursor using volume buttons
- Supports HTML view! And allows text justification along both left and right
- Shelf system that works like a sortable Task list.
- Save/autosave and auto bookmark/backup features works in the background so your changes are never lost, but neither are you forced to irrevocably save changes you still feel ambiguous about.
- Undo/Redo, Search(with full *wildcards* functionality! :D) and Replace, GoTo.
- Themes! Customizable display, fonts, and colors for both paid and free versions. And for the paid version, you can even specify your own background images and custom fonts.
- Supports multiple encodings including, ISO8859-_, windows 125_, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
- Work with text files for easy transfer between your phone and PC.
- End of Line control when saving
- Toggleable word wrap
- Counts words and characters

If you are upgrading, you should save the files you are editing with NTW first.

Startup Crashes
If NTW crashes after you update your firmware to ICS, this is due to directory restructuring by ICS, thus clashing with NTW's own log data. Simply delete the /.NeedToWrite folder to fix this.
If you encounter any other startup crashes, either switch to a smaller(<1MB) image file for your background image, or install TTS for your phone. Its free on the Android market.

Text to speech for SVOX classic will only work if you enable both the SVOX Classic engine under your phone's TTS settings, as well as enable Language Override inside SVOX Classic TTS settings.
TTS with SVOX is buggy for IceCream Sandwich, users are advised to use Google's own built in TTS engine.

For more information, pls refer to Help in the menu.

Important! 2013-02-20
I just encountered this sudden bug on my SGS3. Cut and Copy buttons will crash my phone everytime in any version of NTW Lite or Pro.

So after some digging, I found that there is a bug in how certain phone models especially Samsung's implements the clipboard.

The temporary solution is either a factory reset, or to do this:
1. boot into recovery > advanced > wipe cache
2. reboot phone > ES Explorer (enable root mode)> delete /data/clipbord/*
3. reboot recovery again > advanced > fix permissions
4. reboot phone > it's fine again, but until Samsung fixes their firmware, the same problem will eventually recur for apps that implement their own cut/copy/paste buttons.


Don't hesitate to email me if you still have problems.

How to Download / Install

Download and install NTW Text Editor Pro version 1.91 on your Android device!
Downloaded 100+ times, content rating: Everyone
Android package: robbin.android.NeedToWrite, download NTW Text Editor Pro.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
- Introduced dedicated menu buttons in file browser and on the toolbar. Also, long pressing "New" or "Browse" will trigger a popup menu.
- Minor bug fixes
Version update NTW Text Editor Pro was updated to version 1.91
Price update  Price changed from $1.23 to $1.19.
Price update  Price changed from $1.49 to $1.23.
Price update  Price changed from $1.64 to $1.49.

What are users saying about NTW Text Editor Pro

by R####:

/// 1._The TTS itf instead of separate start/stop buttons would better have a_single but face-changing start/stop button. /// 2._Folder sorting : e.g. Mnu_} Theme } Custom2 } ChangeTexture } Mnu } sort_options ! /// (X4701grey,_2014.05.20.Tue.12:44.) ///(LifeTab.1_/_2014.05.20.Tue.10:45.)

by R####:

What a shame. I finally find an Android text editor that I can configure with glowing green text on a black background, with lots of features so I can work on fiction whereever I may be. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to select text and there is no help file (I can find), no manual, and no tips or tricks that I was able to find using a Google search. When I press the screen to begin selecting text (the usual Android convention, I believe) one of the configuration menus pops up. If the developer can assist me with an answer, I will revise my review and be happy to use the app. After all, they already have my dough. BTW I use a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Note pad device.

by R####:

Really easy on the eyes, very easy to use. Worth every penny.

by R####:

I have to say 5 stars for the innovative design...

by T####:

I've tried the popular ones. I use NTW to update my website. It's totally reliable. I bought the pro version.

by R####:

No complaints, no complaints at all. I really like this and use it quite frequently.

by W####:

Absolutely fantastic! Great distraction-free editor implementation, and the only one on the market that's got a working fullscreen edit! (I've tried -all- of them). If you want to do real writing on your phone with a bluetooth keyboard, -this- is the way to do it. I can finally write -anywhere-! Super customizable, and the theme out of the box is high contrast and very easy to work with. I don't have a tablet to test it on, but I expect it's just as good on one. Great, responsive dev!

by R####:

Haven't used many of its features, but I like the ones that I HAVE used.

by R####:

Love the customization options, works well with Swiftkey Tablet (unlike some other well known text editors), does what it's supposed to do. Surprised it's not used more.

by R####:

Very poor of features and clunky in opening a new file... horrible graphics

by Q####:

Works brilliantly. Not sure about the original theme settings but these are easily reconfigured. Can't think of any other features I would need. I edit HTML documents sometimes and it has a html mode which is great. Good work.

by R####:

Great text editor. Best I've used so far. Recommended it to friends. It beats the more well known apps. I've turned my docs into UNI-8 txt. Great.

by X####:

Easily beats other text editors. Configure to suit your own work habits. Powerful, yet reliable and easy to use. Developer very helpful. SGS-I896.

by I####:

Does not recognize the full charactor set. Example, shows a dash as a question mark. What good is that?

by R####:

Does exactly what it says on the tin!

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