I've been reading some of the reviews and posts here, and I'm a bit confused about how Dropbox is integrated compared to what I'm used to with other editors I've used. (I used to use Notesy and currently use WriteUp.)
These apps generally store local copies, which are sync'd with Dropbox (typically within a chosen folder structure). This allows easy off-line work, but yet keeps things up to date with Dropbox, allowing editing from the desktop computer as well (as long as you're a bit careful so you don't get changes made in two places). Anyway, this workflow has worked pretty well for me.
In Editorial, it sounds like there is 'local' and 'Dropbox' storage. Does it live-edit the Dropbox files while on-line, and only store locally if you copy the file to the 'local' area? That would create a lot more complexity to my workflow without some scripting work... though I can see benefits too. Or, am I misunderstanding this... and 'local' is just a non-sync'd area, separate from Dropbox?
Also, I've seen some of the posts about needing to add scripting to move things or delete them, etc. While I can appreciate the power behind scripting (I did a tiny bit of Python work in a previous IT role), these seem like pretty basic features. I understand this is an initial release, but I'm hoping stuff like that gets added. I want to spend my scripting time adding power or speciality workflows, not creating basic functionality. So, I'm just asking this go get a general feel for where this app is going.
Came here because I saw that Text Expander was broken currently (in iOS7)... so really glad to hear it's on the fix list!
One feature I've always wanted on iOS in any text editor, would be the ability to have two text documents open side by side or stacked (depending on iPad orientation, and need for width or height... so configurable would be nice!). That would give iOS a huge bridge towards OSX level of productivity for writers, coders, etc. Would something like this be possible to add to Editorial, especially now with iOS7?
I've seen a couple apps try to pull something like that off, but poorly implemented. The browser/editor is an excellent step, but two documents is the key. Even if one of them had to be read-only, it would be a big help. I'm always doing research and then writing based on that research. Flipping between documents or apps just isn't efficient. It's like the #1 productivity killer for me with the iPad.
Looks like a really great app!