Astro File Manager has a text file editor built right in. Is there a way to create new text files in the app and edit them directly in it?

I am not looking for other apps (I know they exist) - specifically if and how it can be done in Astro File Manager (or the Pro version if that has the feature).

I should clarify - I mean plain text - not rtf/doc or something.

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    In folder view can't you click Menu and select New?
    – roxan
    Jun 20 '12 at 11:02
  • Gives me a new directory, but not new file. Jun 20 '12 at 13:12

After looking through the Help file and through Astro quite a bit, alas, I believe the answer is no. While it does allow for editing, the only option for creation is Directory (Folder) creation, as you pointed out.

That being said, I think this would be an excellent feature, and might be worth suggesting to the developers.

I know you said you didn't want other apps, but to show one directly with the feature...

this is X-plore File Manager enter image description here

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    While not quite it - this is a really well put together answer. I will examine X-plore FM as perhaps an alternative, and hopefully it will run on my device (a little underpowered as Android devices go). I will also make the suggestion. Jun 21 '12 at 9:52

You can copy an existing (save a blank master somewhere easy to remember) and edit that. A little cumbersome, but effective.


well, astro is not designed to do so. should you need to create / edit docs, you had better go for other apps, i.e. quick office pro, docs2go, etc.

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    Text editor != Word Processor
    – R R
    Jun 20 '12 at 11:57

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