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Retro Text Editor

It is a simple text file editor for Android. You can use it via a file manager app. I use it to write some notes. The fixed default file path is Documents/click.dummer.textthing/notes.txt . If you open the app, this file will be opened, created and used for store.

There is no file manager integrated!

Get it on F-Droid

You can get a signed APK from here (Android 4.1+): APK

App Icon

The App Icon


  • Themes: Retro, Day, Night
  • Text file editor for your favorite file manager (opens every plain Text files)
  • App creates and opens Documents/click.dummer.textthing/notes.txt as default
  • use the App to write notes
  • stores changes on closing or pausing the App (optionaly)
  • set your favorite font size and switch between normal or monospace style
  • languages: english, japanese, german, russian, french
  • a save now button
  • very small widget added (needs phone restart)


The blue colors are fixed and based on the 1980er C64 Homecomputer. It works on 4.1.1+

The blue colors are fixed and based on the 1980er C64 Homecomputer It runns under 4.1.1 Jelly Bean too.

French translation

Thanks to xin for a french translation!

Russian translation

Thanks to Alexey for a russian translation!

Japanese translation

Thanks to naofum for a japanese translation!

japanese translation



I publish everything under the free BSD-2 License.

Privacy Policy

Personal information.

Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person. I DO NOT collect, transmit, store or use any personal information while you use this app.

Non-Personal information.

I DO NOT collect non-personal information like user's behavior:

  • to solve App problems
  • to show personalized ads

The google play store collect non-personal information such as the data of install (country and equipment).

Privacy Questions.

If you have any questions or concerns about my Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact me.

Special thanks

  • Michael Grieswald on google play for a good/bad review. I made the "auto save" as an option after reading it.