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TextWarrior

TextWarrior

TextWarrior is an open source text editor that is targeted at power users and programmers. This text editor pays particular attention to best edit text on a touch screen. With five different ways to navigate, there should be a way to customise text editing to your specific preference.

TextWarrior in action TextWarrior in action

Features:

  • Direct touch and drag selection of text and other custom behaviors
  • 5 cursor navigation methods to select:
    • Basic - Tap anywhere on the text. Users can also touch the cursor and drag it to the desired position
    • Trackpad
    • Yo-yo - grab the handle that dangles below the cursor and drag it to the desired position
    • Liquid - (only works with devices that have accelerometers)
    • Volume keys - move the cursor left/right by pressing the volume up/down
  • Word wrap
  • Search and replace. Case-sensitive and match whole word options
  • Slideable clipboard (shown in the first screenshot above)
  • 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
  • Go to line
  • Built-in help documentation
  • Works with all input devices: touch screens, keyboards, trackpads, styli
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sourceforge.net/projects/textwarrior
Free (Apache License Version 2.0)
Tah Wei Hoon
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Verdict:

TextWarrior is fairly strong in the syntax highlighting department, but there are some notable omissions including HTML and XML. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a programming text editor, TextWarrior ticks most of the boxes.

8/10

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