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Textilus Word Processor Free is a feature-loaded rich-text editor and word processor for the iPad that works largely as advertised, albeit with some performance issues. It's easy to ignore the handful of small issues, though, because this is truly a powerful app, allowing you to create any number of documents optimized for display on the iPad and easy to share with anyone because they are created in RTF.
When you first open the app, you can immediately start creating new documents or you can load existing RTF files from your iCloud, Dropbox, or Scrivener cloud accounts. We suggest you read the getting started document that shows you how to do a lot of cool things, although you can also jump right in if you prefer. When composing, you'll have access to an expanded keyboard that manages to include a huge number of added features you're used to in desktop word processors onscreen without eating up space. The cursor tool is particularly well crafted, allowing you to select text more easily than the touch screen interface normally allows. Inserting images, adding charts, creating drawings, and sharing with other users is all very easy in this app. The only issue we had in our tests was the at-times slow load speeds when opening new documents or saving and closing an existing one.
With this one small issue aside (which can be ignored, considering how fast the actual composition tools are), Textilus is a superb word processor for your iPad, even with just the free version. We highly recommend it as a supplement if you compose or edit frequently on your device.
- Powerful yet very easy to use rich-text word processor for iPad - Create and edit documents for Microsoft Word, Open Office, Scrivener, Word Perfect, Google Docs, etc. - Insert comments, footnotes, photos, charts, signatures and drawings in your documents. Compose sketches. - Sign your documents realistically with your finger - Full PDF support: Fill Forms, Annotate PDFs, Sign & Create PDF Documents- Export and email your work as PDF , RTF , RTFD , ePUB , TXT, PNG , Markdown and HTML - Sync your documents with Dropbox , Google Drive, Box , iCloud , Scrivener or Evernote - Text to Speech and Voice Dictation support - Over 32 supported languages including Japanese , Chinese , Korean , Arabic , Hebrew "Textilus is by far the best word-processing app you can get for your iPad. Period. Bar none. You can just about skip all the rest. Its the only app I even consider using if I expect to write an article with my iPad instead of my Mac" - Ted Landau/MacWorld Senior Contributor "If you are looking for a comprehensive text editor that offers cloud syncing and has a plethora of formatting options, you cant go wrong with Textilus" - AddictiveTips "Thanks to the updates it has received since its launch, Textilus continues its growth as a notable word processing app" - AppAdvice POWERFUL RTF RICH-TEXT ENGINE Rich-text formatting: Bold, italic, underline, highlight, subscript/superscript, alignment, line and paragraph spacing, first-line indent, type size, page breaks, pre-defined styles, text and paper color, etc. Insert inline photos, charts and drawings in your documents. Compose sketches. Over 60 high quality (Retina ready) fonts included. Insert special symbols, math symbols, date, current GPS location, pictographs and web links Extra keyboard row with direct access to styling and punctuation functions. Quick keys for tab, forward delete, up, down, left, right, etc. Easily set custom 25 toolbar buttons to your commonly-used keys, special symbols, text snippets or hard to reach characters Markdown support EASY TO USE, STAY ORGANIZED Create, edit and share your documents effortlessly. No settings. No cluttered interface Typewriter (Focus) mode. Distraction-Free mode that keeps only the paragraph youre typing at the center of the screen, letting you focus on what youre writing Document Folders: Drag&Drop to create. Use different color/design covers for different projects MagicCursor: Quickly move around the cursor and select text. ESSENTIAL WRITING TOOL Find and replace: Quickly search within a document, and it gives you the option to replace those terms with another Instant text statistics and counters: characters, words, reading time, sentences, average word length Direct search on Google , Wikipedia , Dictionary , Thesaurus, etc. So finding external online information, synonyms and related words is quick and easy Security Passcode: Only you will be allowed to open documents in your iPad Create backup snapshots of your documents anytime Built-in Text to Speech will read aloud your documents and selected text in more than 30 languages (No Internet connection needed) PC/MAC COMPATIBLE Universal RTF based document file format (Rich Text Format) Textilus standard RTF documents are compatible with hundreds of word processors and text editors: Apple Pages, MS Word, Office, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Nisus Writer, Textedit, Wordpad, Scrivener, Evernote, Notes, iA Writer, Byword, Google Docs, Word Perfect, Corel Write, Kingsoft Writer, TextMaker, Bean, Abiword, QuickOffice, TextMaker, Documents To Go, Jarte, etc. Export your documents to RTF , RTFD , PDF , ePUB, Plain text, PNG and HTML AUTO-SYNCING WITH iCLOUD , DROPBOX , GOOGLE DRIVE, BOX, SCRIVENER , EVERNOTE Includes automated document syncing with most popular cloud services Open-in email attachments. Send multiple documents in the same email. Open-in your Textilus documents with other apps
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--- Thanks for all the helpful feedback! Let us know via mail (feedback@ textilusapp.com) or Twitter @textilus if you run into any problems or have feature suggestions --- If you like Textilus, please take the time to give us a nice review: it really helps. 4.1.0 - Fixed the "open-in" PDFs from Mail and other apps- Fixed the "link" with Dropbox, Google Drive problem4.0.0 MAJOR UPDATE WITH FULL PDF DOCUMENT SUPPORT!!! Textilus 4.0 has a new and powerful PDF document Reader&Processor. This new upd... See all new features »