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Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor
Turbo Editor // Text Editor

Review Turbo Editor // Text Editor

Brandon Girod
8.6Excellent
Highlights syntax, keyboard shortcuts
Poor UI, some of the syntax is incorrectly highlighted
I’ll preface this by saying I’m not much of a programmer. I know HTML and some CSS but that’s always been the extend of my “coding” knowledge. Turbo Editor for Android is a simple text editor that has an emphasis on coding. It’s full of features like keyboard shortcuts, syntax highlight functions, and the ability to view the code you’ve written on the web.
The best features of this particular editor is how simple it is while including features that any programmer would want to have. It does include an ability to highlight syntax, but I found this feature hit or miss. It would highlight punctuation inside comments or strings that didn’t need to be highlighted and a lot of the time it wouldn’t highlight anything at all.
It also has the ability to view the code you’ve written directly on the web, which is a really nice function. For some reason, new files are defaulted to a .txt file but you can easily change this by simply renaming it the file type you want. In my case I simply renamed it to example.html and the page rendered inside of my Chrome browser without any issue.
I’m not a huge fan of the aesthetic, but it does follow some of Google’s new material design. And the app happens to be open source so development is available to anyone and is a great foundation to build upon if you want a quick start to creating something more feature filled for yourself.
Again, I’m not a programmer so I wouldn’t use Turbo Editor to begin with, but it would honestly still be a tough sale even if I did do a lot of programming. The truth is, coding (or typing for that matter) just isn’t a very pleasant experience on a phone. I could see someone using this for their tablet to make quick changes on the fly, though, and I think this editor is perfect for that.

Final ratings

Usefulness 9/10
Usability 9/10
Originality 8/10
Design 7/10
Tariq Abdulla
8.6Excellent
Highlights syntax, keyboard shortcuts
Some of the syntax is incorrectly highlighted
Turbo Editor for Android is s barebones text/code editor with line numbering and color coding for punctuation and common commands like for, if, and, else etc. I can't really imagine doing coding on my phone or tablet. That might be partly because I'm fairly inexpert, and like to keep checking whether something works or not. However if you do want to check code, or do a little bit on the go; this app keeps things really simple. The file explorer seems really clear, which is important for hunting files down you downloaded from emails and so on.
There are some useful productivity features, like buttons for typically elusive characters such as > and <, as well as a TAB button. You can set it to autosave, and there's find and replace tool, and a jump to specific line tool. If you need to just check someone else's code, make quick comments, or correct little mistakes, this could be quite an efficient way of doing it. There's a light or dark theme to choose from. Recently opened files appear upfront to save you time.
It doesn't seem to have a lot in the way of language specific stuff. For example, it doesn't recognise syntax for comments and so on. The text on the main menu screen is rather small. You can change the font size for the code itself in the menu options. Pinch and zoom ability would be a nice addition, especially or looking at larger files. Turbo Editor is completely free, open source, and free of ads, so if you are looking for a simple editor with a nice color scheme, this could definitely fit the bill.

Final ratings

Usefulness 9/10
Usability 9/10
Originality 8/10
Design 7/10
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