Flytext will stop working on June 28th 2017

20 June 2017

Dropbox is turning off its v1 API, which Flytext uses to access files stored in Dropbox. Flytext uses the Ruby library for this API on its server, and there is no drop-in replacement available for the current API. For this reason, Flytext will cease to work from June 28th.

It seems that there have been a quite a few satisfied users of Flytext over the years, and I apologise to all those who find the service useful. I can't recommend a specific replacement. Personally, I use Simplenote for notetaking across various devices.

So long, Steve

Font Selection

10 November 2013

The default font family in Flytext is now fixed-width, which is probably a more sensible choice for a plain-text editor, since a fixed-width font will retain the correct formatting for things like tables and source code. If you don't like to use a monospace font, don't worry — you also now get some choice as to the type of font to use. Those who like things simple shouldn't be overwhelmed, because the only choice you have is between monospace, sans-serif and serif.

Another font-related change is the fixing of a line-spacing bug which now means you can increase the font size as much as you like without the lines overlapping.

Filenames in Browser Page Titles

27 October 2013

Flytext does not have its own tab system for editing multiple files. This is a deliberate design decision, the intention being that browser tabs (or multiple browser windows if you prefer) should do a better job of allowing you to have multiple instances of Flytext open to edit more than one file at a time, letting you use existing keyboard shortcuts to switch between tabs/windows.

Up until now, however, the currently open filename has been missing from the page title, making editing multiple file pretty confusing. That has now been fixed and from now on you can see the current filename in the browser page title.