I'm trying to find a decent text editor. I've tried the following apps (in order of preference): TxtPad Lite, Scribtor Notes, AmbleLink Notepad

All of them truncate the text file at 9025 bytes. The file is fully there, I've verified it with cat from within Terminal Emulator. Is it a limitation of whatever common text display widget they use or something? It's really annoying...

EDIT: After trying AK Notepad I got to thinking that maybe it was something with the text files themselves (this is happening on multiple files). Each paragraph of text was a single line and each file had Unix-style line endings (line feeds). I first changed it so that each paragraph was formatted with LFs in all the right places; each text editor displayed exactly 1 more character than previous, in terms of the text (it was many more characters in terms of bytes, though, given all of the added LFs. Next I tried converting from LF to CR/LF (DOS-style endings). Now I got a dozen more characters of text (which was, again, many more bytes) but they all end at exactly the same spot. I'm really at a loss to explain it.

EDIT: I found and tried Amoeba and it has no problem with the file; it displays the original file (and the other versions) with no problems. But the interface is not that great (in particular, scrolling is exceptionally tedious). Any ideas out there?

  • What phone are you trying this on? Sep 18, 2010 at 14:39
  • Galaxy-S (Vibrant, if it matters) Sep 18, 2010 at 16:14

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Check out "Need To Write" in the Market! I just wrote this app so i'm shamelessly advertising it everywhere. I was facing the same problems, so I made it to have no file size limit other than your sdcard size. NTW lets you display and edit files small chunks of the file at a time.

  • Be mindful of the FAQ: "May I promote products I am affiliated with here?"
    – ale
    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:27
  • I've downloaded the app but...how do I open an existing file with it? Maybe I need some coffee... Jan 14, 2011 at 14:07
  • Looks like you can open up existing files via a file manager like Astro. And it does work, so...checkered flag for you! Jan 22, 2011 at 16:36

Try AK Notepad. I'm not sure what the upper limit is, but I know I was able to create a 30kb file in there no problem.

  • How bizarre -- I'm having the same issue as before, truncating at exactly the same place. Sep 18, 2010 at 11:57

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