If I go to share in any app or from selected text (icon with three connected dots), I get some sharing options such as SMS, Bluetooth, WiFi direct, etc.

But I would also like to dump it directly into a chosen text file destination such as /(the default Android user directory path, different by each version)/Documents/Shared.txt

I need this for easily storing URLs into a file without needing to fumble and fiddle around with copying the URL bar and pasting it into a text editor, which costs a lot of time. The browser usually has a Share option.

Additionally, I would like it to be appended to the text file, not overwritten. I am also fine if a new file is created each time, because some desktop PC commands can easily put 1000 tiny text files into 1 file, and Notepad++ and some Linux commands also support searching all files in a directory for text, even with regular expressions.

  • 1
    Many file managers such as Solid File Explorer, ES File Manager, etc., provide option to save the selected content / page into a text file. You can find "Save to" or something similar with their icon in the Share menu. Have you tried them yet? They may both overwrite as well as create a new file.
    – Firelord
    Mar 18, 2018 at 15:38
  • Thank you, @FireLord. I already knew that, but thanks for reminding me. +1. It needs a few additional taps, and everything into one file is more preferrable, but as already said, I can do that on the desktop PC. So thanks for your help.
    – neverMind9
    Mar 18, 2018 at 15:56

1 Answer 1


Simpletask does what you ask for. It creates a new line in a todo.txt file.

Personally, I use Simpletask Cloudless and sync with syncthing. There is also Simpletask Nextcloud and Simpletask Dropbox. And if you like it, we should donate to the author (just found this amazing solution two days ago, so I didn't do it yet).

  • I've already heard of TodoTxt. So this is it's successor. Thanks, looks interesting.
    – neverMind9
    May 27, 2019 at 8:50
  • I tried it out myself and it works fine. Only issue I have is that it just automatically appends the content to the todo list, without letting me enter some additional context for whatever I'm sharing. Does anyone know if there is a setting for that? It would be nice if it would work similarly to how Google Keep does it, as they let a window appear for you to type into before you share the link.
    – user266964
    Aug 9, 2020 at 15:27

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .