Textilus part 0: What it is & what it will do

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Textilus Pro is the word processing app that Mount de Sales is rolling out campus wide for use on the iPads. It has all of the standard word processing features needed in the 21st century, talks with several different cloud services [iCloud, Drive, Box, etc], and enables creation of MLA style documents.

Here is an overview of the features in Textilus Pro:

✓ Easy to Use, Stay Organized

✓ Powerful yet very easy to use rich-text word processor for iPad

✓ Create, edit and share your documents effortlessly. No settings. No cluttered interface

✓ Document Folders: Drag&Drop to create. Use different color covers for different projects

✓ MagicCursor: Quickly move around the cursor and select text

✓ Typewriter (Focus) mode. Distraction-Free mode that keeps only the paragraph you’re typing at the center of the screen, letting you focus on what you’re writing

✓ Create and edit documents for Microsoft Word, Open Office, Scrivener, Nisus Writer, etc.

✓ Insert photos, comments, footnotes, charts, signatures and drawings in your documents. Compose sketches

✓ Sign your documents realistically with your finger

✓ Export and mail your work as PDF , RTF , RTFD , TXT, PNG , Markdown and HTML

✓ Sync your documents with Dropbox , Google Drive, Box, iCloud , Scrivener or Evernote

✓ Text to Speech and Voice Dictation support

✓ Over 32 supported languages including Japanese , Chinese , Arabic , Hebrew

Powerful RTF Rich-Text Engine

✓ Rich-text formatting: Bold, italic, underline, highlight, subscript/superscript, alignment, line spacing, first-line indent, type size, page breaks, pre-defined styles, text and paper color, etc.

✓ Insert inline photos, charts and drawings in your documents. Compose sketches.

✓ Over 60 high quality (Retina ready) fonts included. Insert special symbols, math symbols, date, current GPS location, pictographs and web links in your documents

✓ Extra keyboard row with direct access to styling and punctuation functions. Quick keys for tab, forward delete, up, down, left, right, etc.

✓ Easily set custom 25 toolbar buttons to your commonly-used keys, special symbols, text snippets or hard to reach characters

✓ Multi-language: Over 32 languages supported including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Hebrew

✓ Markdown support

Essential Writing Tool

✓ Find and replace: Quickly search within a document, and it gives you the option to replace those terms with another

✓ Instant text statistics and counters: characters, words, reading time, sentences, average word length

✓ Direct search on Google , Wikipedia , Dictionary , Thesaurus, etc. So finding external online information, synonyms and related words is quick and easy

✓ Security Passcode: Only you will be allowed to open documents in your iPad

✓ Built-in Text to Speech will read aloud your documents and selected text in more than 30 languages (No Internet connection needed)

✓ Create backup snapshots of your documents anytime

PC/MAC Compatible

✓ Universal RTF based document file format (Rich Text Format)

✓ Textilus standard RTF documents are compatible with hundreds of word processors and text editors: Apple Pages, MS Word, Office, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Nisus Writer, Textedit, Wordpad, Scrivener, Evernote, Mail, Pages, Word, Notes, iA Writer, Bean, Abiword, QuickOffice, TextMaker, Documents To Go, Jarte, etc.

✓ Export your documents to RTF , RTFD , PDF , Plain text, PNG and HTML

Auto-Syncing with iCloud , Dropbox , Google Drive, Box, Scrivener and Evernote

✓ Includes automated iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and Scrivener Syncing, Evernote posting and iTunes File Sharing

✓ Open-in email attachments (MS Word or RTF documents). Send multiple documents in the same email

✓ Open-in your Textilus documents with other apps

New and powerful PDF document Reader & Processor

✓ Textilus PDF support allows you to read, annotate, edit, fill out forms, sign, insert bookmarks, comments, text, images and stamps, validate Digital Signatures and even markup with different highlights and handwriting in your PDF documents, books, papers, journals, magazines, etc. Now you can create PDF documents right on your iPad too.