August 11, 2011

Elements 2 Adds Support For Web Publishing And Exporting.

Carmel, IN — Second Gear is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Elements 2, a major upgrade to their plain text and Markdown editor for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Elements allows you to view, edit and share plain text and Markdown formatted documents on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. All of your data is stored on your personal Dropbox account so that its accessible from any device you have.

Version 2 adds support for sharing your written work to a variety of online services. Users can publish articles as a text post to their Tumblr account or as a note on Facebook. Elements 2 also adds support for exporting files in both the HTML and PDF formats. Users can then save the exported files to Evernote, Dropbox or share them via email or iTunes.

Elements 2 also offers a completely redesigned user interface for both the iPhone and iPad versions as well as a new application icon.

Elements 2 is a free update for existing 1.0 users. New user can purchase a copy of Elements 2 for $4.99 on the App Store.

Elements 2.0 requires an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 4.2. A free Dropbox account is also required. Elements can be downloaded from the App Store.

What's new in Elements 2:

  • Added support for publishing to Tumblr.
  • Added support for publishing to Facebook.
  • Added support for exporting your files as HTML.
  • Added support for exporting your files as PDF.
  • Added support for exporting to Dropbox.
  • Added support for exporting to Evernote.
  • Added support for exporting to iTunes.
  • Added support for exporting to Email.
  • Added support for emailing a file's contents as HTML.
  • New app icon.
  • Redesigned iPhone and iPad UIs.
  • Changed the default editor font to Museo Sans.
  • Moved appearance settings into the editor.
  • Redesigned the Markdown preview view.
  • Removed background color setting for text editor.
  • Elements 2 now requires iOS 4.2
  • A variety of small fixes and tweaks to improve the overall Elements experience.

Elements Features:

  • Create, view and edit text files on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Create, view, edit and preview Markdown files on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Cloud based: Elements stores all its data in a subfolder on your personal Dropbox account so you can access it via your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC
  • Autosaving
  • Offline support: upload your changes to Dropbox next time you're connected
  • Publishing: Publish your finished works to Facebook or Tumblr
  • Export: Export your files as HTML or PDF files to Dropbox, Evernote, iTunes or Email
  • Word counts, line counts, character count
  • Search the contents of your Elements files
  • A Scratchpad to flesh out ideas or store random bits of information
  • Email files as an attachment, in-line or as HTML email
  • Customize the look of the text editor to fit your workflow
  • TextExpander touch support
  • Free customer support via email


  • An iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 4.2 or greater.
  • Dropbox account.

Elements Pricing:

Elements is available as a universal app on the App Store for just $4.99


Elements in action:

Elements information link:

Elements release notes:

iTunes: itms://


Second Gear is based Carmel, Indiana. Founded in 2006 by Crew Chief Justin Williams, Second Gear focuses on building beautiful Mac and iOS applications for consumers and business. Their first application, PocketTweets, was the most popular Web-based Twitter client for Apple's revolutionary iPhone in 2007.

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