When updating website’s source code that is hosted on Google Drive, users typically edit text files from their computer and upload it again thus overwriting the files on Google Drive. This method of updating text files on Google Drive is very inefficient because it is time-consuming and is very tedious.
So, how could you avoid this awful method of updating source codes on Google Drive? Well, there is a slick text editor for Google Drive called Drive Notepad.
Drive Notepad is a powerful text editor for Google Drive. It has advanced features that are usually found in popular source code editors like syntax highlighting, version control, code debugging, themes and multiline editing.
How to open a text file in Drive Notepad
Step 1. Right Click the text file and Choose Open with Drive Notepad
Step 2. Authorize Drive Notepad to open and edit files from your Google Drive
Drive Notepad’s Cool Features
- Version Control – One of the cool features of Drive Notepad is that you can always go back to an older version of a text file according to how many changes were made to the file. It is very useful when you had changes on your file that create bugs on your site and you want to go back to a previous working version of a file.
- Themes – Drive Notepad allows its users to change its theme. If you’re familiar with the theme of some of the most popular text editors, you can change Drive Notepad’s theme to look like Sublime Text, TextMate or Dreamweaver.
- Multiline Editing – Multiline editing is a very useful feature because it enables users to make changes on different lines of code at the same time. This feature is common in most advanced code editor nowadays and surprisingly, Drive Notepad has this feature available out of the box.