Textilus, Knowtilus’ flagship word processing app for iPad, has recently received another notable update.

Textilus is a relatively new app, released as it was just over three months ago. Back then, it went by the name of RichText Edit, in honor of the document format that it was (and still is) focused on: Rich Text Format or RTF.

The app allows you to create and edit RTF documents right on your iPad (or iPad mini) and, if you wish, export them as PDF, TXT, HTML, or, of course, RTF.

Compatible with documents from Microsoft Word, Pages, Open Office, Scrivener, Wordpad, TextEdit and other applications, Textilus also syncs with iCloud, Dropbox, Evernote, and, again, Scrivener.

The app comes with an array of text editing features, including the usual formatting tools and functions. And now, through the app’s latest update, two new editing features have been added to Textilus.


First, there’s the newly added support for customizable keyboard buttons.

Located right across the keyboard, iA Writer-style, the app’s 25 custom toolbar buttons can be set to any combination of keys, characters, special symbols, and text snippets that you often use. Just long-tap a button in the toolbar to customize it to suit your preference.

Second, there’s the new indent function, which, of course, lets you indent the first line of a paragraph, selected text, or the entire document.

Compatible with iPad running iOS 5.1 or later, the new version of Textilus is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $4.99 download.