It’s taking more time to release the next version of DroidEdit as I decided to throw in another commonly requested feature. In the next version, besides plain FTP and SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), you’ll also be able to use FTPS (FTP over TLS/SSL) and FTPES (Explicit FTPS).
Some new features already available in DroidEdit and some that will be added in the next update.
An alternative action bar layout, with file management icons grouped together, so you can more easily access find and share options. Go into Preferences > Appearance to use it:
The possibility to choose the browser in which you want to preview your HTML files. Very usefull if you’re using JellyBean and have Chrome as your default browser:
Create folder integrated into all save file dialogs (local, FTP, SFTP and Dropbox):
Finally. FTP support landed in the latest version (1.14.1).
Lots of changes in version 1.13.8. The most important ones are:
- Read only mode: If you mostly use DroidEdit to read/show code and are tired of getting the soft keyboard pop up when not needed, you can now choose to have DroidEdit in read only mode and it will never happen again.
- Configurable shortcuts: Everyone has different shortcut preferences. If you have an external keyboard, you can now edit almost every keyboard shortcut used by DroidEdit in the preferences screen.
Besides these, some bugs have also been squashed and there were some other smaller features added/changed.
Hope you like it.
Developing for so many different Android versions and screen sizes can be quite challenging. I’m aware that the current bottom menu and right document list aren’t exactly user friendly (specially on tablets). That’s why I added the action bar alternative, a couple of versions ago, for those having at least Honeycomb phones or tablets. I think this solution works great on tablets except I still didn’t like the document list on the right on small screens. So, in the next version there will be many different possible configuration that Honeycomb or ICS users can choose from:
Turning of the action bar in “preferences -> appearance” gets you the classical mode (funny how DroidEdit has a classical mode when I started coding it 3 months ago):
Action bar “on” and hide document list “off” gets you the action bar and the document list on your right. In this mode you can also change documents using the action bar:
Action bar “on” and hide document list “on” gets you the action bar and also hides the document list. In this mode you get a few more horizontal pixels and you’ll have to change documents using the action bar:
Action bar “on” and hide document list “off”and split action bar “on” gets you the action bar, right document list and adds an extra action bar to the bottom. Useful if you have a narrow screen and want to have more icons showing but will cost you some vertical space:
Action bar “on” and hide document list “on”and split action bar “on” gets you the action bar, no right document list but adds an extra action bar to the bottom: