Looking for a freeform text editor
September 4, 2012 5:06 PM Subscribe
Looking for a freeform text editor for PC and/or iPad. It can be browserware. Imagine an infinite canvas that you can arrange text on. Click to type. Drag blocks of text here and there. Does it exist?
posted by hifimofo to computers & internet (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently using SublimeText in fullscreen mode with three columns to write scripts for animation. The voiceover and action obviously doesn't stay in sync because they are currently in different files.
I don't want to use Word or Google Docs, because at this drafting stage layout is not the real issue, it's keeping relevant action with its dialog. And I'm not writing a "script" so software like FinalDraft or Celtx is not necessary.
In my imagination it would work like Illustrator/InkScape, but simplified for pure text. It would also have smart copy and paste, recognising blocks of text and columns.