If current smartphones have something good, it is that they make any task not only possible, but also easy to perform. For it there are the blessed applications, pieces of software adapted to the characteristics of touch screens and with which it is possible to perform tasks that until recently were more comfortable on the computer. One of them is text editing, an option that, thanks to the current size of mobile screens, has become more than common.
It is not that editing a text on an Android mobile is more comfortable than on a computer since having a physical keyboard helps a lot, but for this there are the text editors, applications created specifically to take advantage of the qualities of Android. It is enough to do a search in the Google Play Store to come across hundreds of these publishers; hence we wanted to make it easier for you to find the most suitable highlighting the top 9, the ones we choose for our smartphone.
Since we are used to being on the move, since there is always something pending to write, having a good text editor on the smartphone is a great idea. From our experience, these are the ones that get the best out of Android.
Google Drive and Documents
They usually come in most certified Android phones and you may not have paid attention to them, but they are ideal tools for text editing. With Documents you can ccreate your own texts, edit them and even layout them minimally. And thanks to Drive you can share and / or open them on any other platform, whether mobile or computer.
Drive and Documents are very comfortable and work very well. They do not occupy too much and offer the cloud so that saving the created files, and editing them anywhere else, does not offer inconveniences.
Talk about text editors irretrievably leads to Microsoft Word. And there are more than enough reasons to choose it since, apart from being free, it offers a multitude of editing tools within an attractive, easy-to-use and very powerful app. Having Word installed guarantees the editing of your documents wherever you are.
We seem to have cheated, but no: Microsoft decided to provide the full Office suite within a single application. In this way you have access to text editing and also to Excel data tables; incorporating a multitude of extra tools, such as document scanner or PDF signature.
Less complete than Office and with the annoyance of ads and in-app purchases, but it is still a good text editor for Android (and other documents). It offers a multitude of tools to layout the files, to share them and allows to save them in the cloud. No subscription is required for most options.
Another one of those office automation suites with tradition on Android and a true all-rounder when it comes to document processing, it also displays them. What do you want to create a new text and edit it? No problem, SmartOffice gives you access to it. You can also edit a Word file, save it to your phone, and upload it to the cloud using its Dropbox, Box and Google Drive compatibility. It’s an all-in-one that works really well.
This excellent text editor has everything to create any document with any length, including its layout. Use Markdown for it, so it is compatible with a multitude of editing programs, also publishing software. IA Writer is simple to use, more complete than it seems, cross-platform and also has support for Dropbox and Google Drive to save files in the cloud. It is free for basic use and has a subscription in case you need the advanced tools.
We have been growing in complexity to recommend office applications that work as a text editor while adding an endless number of other functions. Now, and you just want write and not worry about the rest? Let’s see the best options.
This is one of the best recommendations if you are looking to write and make sure that you have all the texts within reach of any platform, either in the form of an app or from the browser. Our recommendation is that you use Keep as a simple text editor: write down what comes to mind and that’s it.
Google Keep: notes and lists
It has been losing steam at the expense of its competitors, such as Google Keep, but it is still a good option. Its strong are the notes, but it is more than suitable for long texts (or the length you want). It offers a multitude of functions, allows the sync with other devices and you have advanced modes through your subscription. For basic use it is not necessary.
We finish off this compilation of text editors for Android with the third Microsoft application that we recommend: OneNote. Follow the path of Keep and Evernote as it specializes in capturing notes, but don’t think it stops there since the app allows the creation and editing of any type of text, whatever the extension it may have. And they sync with your Microsoft account so you can edit them in Office, for example.