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"Open in..." Textastic from inside Nextcloud app?

Fido94 4 months ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 months ago 1

Can I use the "Open in..." function to directly open a file for editing from inside another application? In this instance I am interested in browsing my nextcloud instance on my phone/ipad and opening .md .txt .html .whatever files directly in a text editor instead of having to first switch apps and then drill down from inside the editor.

Will this work?

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I don't use Nextcloud myself, but the Nextcloud app includes a file provider, so you can add it as a location in the Files app. Then, you have the following options:

  • Use the "Open…" command in Textastic to open a file using the iOS document picker
  • Use the "Share" command in the Files app and select Textastic to open the file in Textastic
  • Drag a file from the Files app to Textastic to open it
  • It might also be possible to share directly from the Nextcloud, but I'm not sure if their app supports it

You can find more information about external files in the manual: https://www.textasticapp.com/v9/manual/integration_other_apps/external_files_folders.html