Syntax: A Programmer's Editor and General-Use Editor
This evening I stumbled across a text editor called Syntax which acts as a general purpose text editor and a programming language syntax highlighting editor. I had been using another text editor application called PlainTextEditor up to this point. Syntax appears more polished and if you inadvertently close the application you are prompted about saving the file or exiting the application without saving the document.
Edit: Syntax is a text editor for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
Last edited by BB9700CA; 12-20-2012 at 11:45 PM. Reason: Clarification
- CrackBerry Genius
12-20-2012, 08:31 PM #2
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I've long use SciTE, which is a free multiplatform text editor with numerous features. It's very fast, and has one key feature I rely on: if the window loses focus, files are saved automatically. After using this for years, I can't function effectively with an editor that makes me hit Ctrl-S or whatever just to save my files. It feels as klunky and old hat as a Home button on a smartphone.
I'm using Sublime Text 2 now for a number of reasons. It has a save-on-loss-of-focus feature very similar to that of SciTE, and many other niceties. Worth the price, I think, though it's not as fast to launch as SciTE so that one is still here and getting a bit of use.
Is there a way to paste text copied from another open application to the edit buffer of Syntax? For example, I am copying some content from a resume in Docs-to-Go and pasting it into Syntax, but even the usual press on the screen until the copy-cut-past pop-up window appears but there is no paste option.
- 12-23-2012, 12:41 AM #7
By the way, would you be willing to create a tutorial for the development of a BlackBerry PlayBook application built using QT? I am certain potential developers, including myself, for this tablet will appreciate the effort it you have some time.
- 12-23-2012, 02:00 AM #9
- 12-24-2012, 12:07 AM #10
I guess I spoke too soon, I figured out how to get the custom caret working properly. I have included an underscore caret but I think when you see it you will be dissapointed. Hopefully one of the other styles will work for you though. I've also got the caret blinking now, it was just static previously. This should help keep track of its location as well. I have submitted a new version to App World with this addition plus a couple of others so hopefully it will get approved sometime this week.
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