Epistle App No Longer Syncing

If you use the Android Epistle app to sync with Dropbox and it’s no longer working, read on.  I searched online to find out what was up and discovered the beloved app has been discontinued. Interestingly, the author created a similar app called Draft that costs $2.49. I’m all for supporting developers and have done so many times, but Matteo Villa went about this the wrong way for his current users. I don’t know the details that led to his decision, but it left a bad taste in my mouth. I’m not the only one who felt that way based on the most recent reviews.

Latest reviews of the Epistle App

Epistle has been uninstalled and in my search for an alternate solution I found that the native Dropbox app has a built-in text editor. It’s spartan, but syncs text files and lets you edit them even when you’re offline (as long as you edited the file recently). It’s not great, but it works for me.


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  1. […] little worry turned into a big frustration when I found a blog post describing how Epistle had secretly stopped syncing. Despite the reassuring icon, nothing had been synced, and without warning. It looked like it […]

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  2. I feel your pain, you could use the following two apps: Papyrus Ex and miniNoteViewer, the both don’t look good, but they do work well. Good luck

    Comment by Peter on June 2, 2014 @ 6:23 am
  3. Thanks for the recommendations Peter. I’m using Plain.txt and it has some quirks, but works reasonably well.

    Comment by Dan on June 2, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

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