I do most of my text edits on my desktop (using a text editor), but sometimes I'd like to edit them on my phone. I know that one alternative is creating a shortcut to my desktop text file, dragging it to the Dropbox folder, opening the Dropbox app on my phone, looking for the file, and editing it with an android editor (Jota, for example). This is a bit cumbersome.

I'm wondering if there is a better way to edit files using a text editor (so, no Google Docs) and keep editing on my phone.

  • What are the specific requirements then? Aka why not Google Docs? I've written code in Google Docs before, then copy/paste into the valid file extension. Is the extension/encoding what you're trying to preserve? Feb 10, 2016 at 20:29
  • It depends upon the lengths you would go to do something. E.g. you can run a file server on your android and mount the server as a drive/partition in your PC. Keep the files in your phone so that you can edit them even in offline mode. You can edit them in PC through the mounted drive. // Another example: run a file server on PC and keep the files there. In phone, access the server using a file explorer app and edit the files using any text editor. This requires a server to always be running on your PC. In both the cases, you can sync the files in both the device and the PC.
    – Firelord
    Feb 10, 2016 at 20:52
  • @AaronGillion I want to be able to use my existing text editor (Sublime Text) and I don't think there's a way to do that through Google Docs
    – nachocab
    Feb 10, 2016 at 21:01
  • @Firelord Thanks for the suggestions. So I guess the answer is that there is no straightforward way. What android file server would you recommend?
    – nachocab
    Feb 10, 2016 at 21:02
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    I'm not sure what's not straightforward about browsing for the file in an app and clicking it to open it with the editor you want i.e. your existing process. What step are you hoping to eliminate?
    – Dan Hulme
    Feb 10, 2016 at 21:03

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Create an account with Evernote and download that app. on your phone. It will synch whatever you enter on any piece of kit you have it on.

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