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“Editor” is the application that helps you to edit your documents and code. It has all the features of text editor and something more. There is a list of current features and it continues to increase:

  • Toolbar near keyboard
  • Number of lines and symbols counter
  • R-only: read-only mode (disables keyboard)
  • Autosave
  • Undo\redo
  • Search
  • Tab button
  • History
  • Code highlighting (javascript, qml, python and sh languages)
  • MIME-support

The application meets all basic requirements while working with documents.

-There is capability of numeration of lines. But this feature is experimental one that is why it works only for NOT loaded documents.

Some tips and comments:

  • Autosave feature stores your text in special file ending with ~, located in the directory where your original file is located. Don`t be afraid to forget to save the file or accidentally exit the app!
  • Don`t open files which ending with ~. The last version of document will be loaded automatically. So load only(!) original files.

Known bugs:

  • Combobox of tab can not be dynamically changed. It needs to reopen SettingsPage to see the changes.

Source code: https://github.com/GoAlexander/harbour-editor

Do not hesitate to contact me in case of any questions / suggestions!

If you want to support the developer:

  • Star the repository at the github 
Application versions: 
File harbour-editor-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm85.29 KB23/11/2016 - 21:05
File harbour-editor-0.1-1.i486.rpm85.3 KB23/11/2016 - 21:05
File harbour-editor-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm85.32 KB24/11/2016 - 20:03
File harbour-editor-0.2-1.i486.rpm85.34 KB24/11/2016 - 20:03
File harbour-editor-0.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm85.03 KB25/11/2016 - 18:52
File harbour-editor-0.2.1-1.i486.rpm85.01 KB25/11/2016 - 18:52
File harbour-editor-0.2.2-1.i486.rpm85.11 KB26/11/2016 - 17:05
File harbour-editor-0.2.2-1.armv7hl.rpm85.08 KB26/11/2016 - 17:05
File harbour-editor-0.2.3-1.armv7hl.rpm85.84 KB28/11/2016 - 00:21
File harbour-editor-0.2.3-1.i486.rpm85.88 KB28/11/2016 - 00:21
File harbour-editor-0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm85.95 KB30/11/2016 - 18:47
File harbour-editor-0.3-1.i486.rpm85.93 KB30/11/2016 - 18:47
File harbour-editor-0.3.1-1.armv7hl.rpm86.12 KB04/12/2016 - 20:10
File harbour-editor-0.3.4-1.armv7hl.rpm87.8 KB08/12/2016 - 17:53
File harbour-editor-0.3.4-1.i486.rpm87.87 KB08/12/2016 - 17:53
File harbour-editor-0.3.5-1.armv7hl.rpm91.15 KB13/12/2016 - 21:13
File harbour-editor-0.3.5-1.i486.rpm91.17 KB13/12/2016 - 21:13
File harbour-editor-0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm93.38 KB27/12/2016 - 16:58
File harbour-editor-0.4-1.i486.rpm93.39 KB27/12/2016 - 16:58
File harbour-editor-0.4.1-1.armv7hl.rpm93.71 KB07/01/2017 - 12:58
File harbour-editor-0.4.1-1.i486.rpm93.76 KB07/01/2017 - 12:58
File harbour-editor-0.4.2-1.armv7hl.rpm95.21 KB21/01/2017 - 19:16
File harbour-editor-0.4.2-1.i486.rpm95.29 KB21/01/2017 - 19:16
File harbour-editor-0.4.3-1.armv7hl.rpm95.61 KB14/02/2017 - 13:41
File harbour-editor-0.4.3-1.i486.rpm95.64 KB14/02/2017 - 13:41
File harbour-editor-0.4.4-1.armv7hl.rpm58.76 KB08/03/2017 - 16:50
File harbour-editor-0.4.4-1.i486.rpm58.81 KB08/03/2017 - 16:50
File harbour-editor-0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm57.47 KB31/03/2017 - 12:34
File harbour-editor-0.5-1.i486.rpm57.24 KB31/03/2017 - 12:34
File harbour-editor-0.7-1.armv7hl.rpm71.34 KB06/05/2017 - 14:48
File harbour-editor-0.7-1.i486.rpm74.25 KB06/05/2017 - 14:48
File harbour-editor-0.7.1-1.armv7hl.rpm71.63 KB12/05/2017 - 16:03
File harbour-editor-0.7.1-1.i486.rpm74.53 KB12/05/2017 - 16:03
File harbour-editor-0.7.2-1.armv7hl.rpm73.82 KB18/05/2017 - 18:28
File harbour-editor-0.7.2-1.i486.rpm77.16 KB18/05/2017 - 18:28
File harbour-editor-0.7.3-1.armv7hl.rpm74 KB24/05/2017 - 12:27
File harbour-editor-0.7.3-1.i486.rpm77.35 KB24/05/2017 - 12:27
File harbour-editor-0.8-1.armv7hl.rpm79.31 KB09/07/2017 - 13:56
File harbour-editor-0.8-1.i486.rpm82.61 KB09/07/2017 - 13:56
File harbour-editor-0.8.1-1.armv7hl.rpm78.65 KB28/08/2017 - 23:35
File harbour-editor-0.8.1-1.i486.rpm81.91 KB28/08/2017 - 23:35
File harbour-editor-0.8.2-1.armv7hl.rpm78.67 KB03/09/2017 - 13:54
File harbour-editor-0.8.2-1.i486.rpm81.94 KB03/09/2017 - 13:54
File harbour-editor-0.8.3-1.armv7hl.rpm78.03 KB04/01/2018 - 15:04
File harbour-editor-0.8.3-1.i486.rpm81.21 KB04/01/2018 - 15:04
File harbour-editor-0.8.3-1.armv7hl.rpm78.06 KB07/07/2021 - 23:46
File harbour-editor-0.8.3-1.i486.rpm81.29 KB07/07/2021 - 23:46
File harbour-editor-0.8.4-1.armv7hl.rpm78.42 KB24/04/2018 - 12:54
File harbour-editor-0.8.4-1.i486.rpm81.63 KB24/04/2018 - 12:54
File harbour-editor-0.8.5-1.armv7hl.rpm78.93 KB06/05/2018 - 14:21
File harbour-editor-0.8.5-1.i486.rpm82.18 KB06/05/2018 - 14:21
File harbour-editor-0.9.0-1.armv7hl.rpm96.69 KB10/05/2020 - 18:47
File harbour-editor-0.9.0-1.i486.rpm100.3 KB10/05/2020 - 18:47
File harbour-editor-0.9.1-1.armv7hl.rpm84.8 KB26/07/2021 - 15:40
File harbour-editor-0.9.1-1.i486.rpm88.09 KB26/07/2021 - 15:40
File harbour-editor-0.9.1-1.aarch64.rpm107.86 KB28/07/2021 - 00:28

Version 0.9.1

Community reported fixes:
- Fixed hardcode of home folder
- Fixed onError bugs
- Updated translations

Note: I built it on 1701 Sailfish SDK because I have no ability to install newer right now. Tested on Jolla C. If somebody can re-build binaries on the latest SDK or implement CI in the repository it would be nice!

aarch64 contributed by levone1 from openrepos. Thanks!

Version 0.9

- Encoding manipulations
- opening different files than utf-8 should work better, you can specify your region or direct custom encoding type (by Python standards) (Asia cooperation needed, what are best encodings you use in Korea,China, Japan etc.)
- possibility to open file with different encoding
- possibility to save file with different encoding

- Re-creation of the UI (a bit more informative and more minimized)
- On Ambience Theme you can pick your own color for the UI (buttons and some labels, but not all)
- better Ambience of the OS manipulation, mainly resolving differences on change between light or dark type of ambience
- few icons changed, button's icons have the same color as button's text
- "copy file path" - when you extend the menu on right side you have the path to file and encoding, just tap there to copy

- Line count works much more better(!), recounting on changing Landscape/Portrait mode

Known bugs:
- Combobox of tab can not be dynamically changed. It needs to reopen SettingsPage to see the changes.

Version 0.8.5 -Fix bug with default editor while opening SettingsPage #94 -Remove second button of default app in SettingsPage -Add option to disable autosave -Add donation button in RUB -Updated spanish translation (author: Caballlero) -Updated russian translation (author: GoAlexander)


Version 0.8.4 -Reduce space below Settings MenuItem (on FirstPage) -Add more font sizes -Fix bug with wrong cursor position after the pressing Tab button -Fix History element deleting -Updated spanish translation (author: Caballlero)


Version 0.8.3
-Add search in "Quick note"
-Telegam-button deleted
-Notification if file cannot be saved or opened
-Some code cleaning and refactoring


Version 0.8.2
-Startup fix

Version 0.8.1
-Fixed saving of background (HURA!)
-Fixed deleting of .json file (you can now delete only the file instead of folder)
-History and Settings stored in two separate files now (but the location is as always: ~/.local/share/harbour-editor)
-Code cleaning

-updated russian translation (author: GoAlexander)
-updated spanish translation (author: Caballlero)
-updated swedish translation (author: eson57)

Note: In this update your history and settings will be droped because I changed the destination files (to simplify app development). If you want you can copy the history (and ONLY the history) from the file ~/.local/share/harbour-editor/editor.json to ~/.local/share/harbour-editor/history.json


Version 0.8
-first changes for UI 2.0
-A lot of improvements in SearchRow
-New icons by @gri4994
-[CoverPage] Added button to open editor only in QuickNote mode
-[AboutPage] Added button with link to the telegram group of Editor.
-[AboutPage] Added current version of app (thanks for the idea @Olf0) + some small changes
-Some minor changes in fonts, texts etc...
-updated spanish translation (author: Caballlero)

Note: Big thanks @Olf0 and @Self-Perfection for the feedback.


Version 0.7.3
-[HistoryPage] Added description in header
-Fix of issue #75 (Save as does not work)
-updated spanish translation (author: Caballlero)
-updated swedish translation (author: eson57)

Version 0.7.2
-[New feature] Added button "Quick note". This button opens special lightweight page on which you can write your notes. Notes are stored in automatic(!) way when you type your text(!) in special file in ~/Documents/harbour-editor-quickNote.txt.
-[New feature] [SettingsPage] Implemented MIME support. You can set Editor as default editor in your system.
-Some minor changes


Version 0.7.1
-Fix of broken auto-save feature

-updated spanish translation (author: Caballlero)
-updated swedish translation (author: eson57)

Version 0.7
-[New Feature] Syntax highlighting can be dynamically enabled/disabled in pull menu
-[New Feature] Initial version of highlighting for javascript, python, qml and sh(!) languages (ported from project tIDE + some improvements)
-[Improvement] BusyIndicator while loading new document
-[Improvement] SearchField can be opened by pressing of button in pullmenu. It will be open on position of header.
-[Improvement] Font size in search field is bigger
-[Improvement] Icon of search button highlighted if search row is enabled
-[Improvement] Updated design of cover
-[Improvement] External row is disabled if header is enabled (in pullmenu)
-Compiled with new version of Sailfish OS SDK
-Updated credits in AboutPage

-updated icon (author: gri4994)
-updated spanish translation (author: Caballlero)
-updated swedish translation (author: eson57)
-updated dutch translation (author: d9h02f)

Note: It can be some performance problems because of code highlighting feature.

Version 0.5

-new icon (author: gri4994)
-[HistoryPage] Fixed some bugs while deleting. History is fully stable now!
-[HistoryPage] Added wrapMode to the list
-[HistoryPage] Text is smaller
-refactoring of SearchRow (it is separate component now)
-[New Feature] [SettingsPage] added option to make editor space dark (ported from project tIDE)
-[New Feature] New design of cover: added icon, words counter, name of document (UI logic is partly from project tIDE, author of functions for name and counter is @esinayana)
-[New Feature] Cover autoupdating

-fixed section Translations in .pro file (polish and dutch translations added)
-Fixed all translations after refactoring
-updated spanish translation (author: Caballlero)
-updated swedish translation (author: eson57)

Note/known bug: Unfortunately setting of background can't be saved (between restarts of app) because I had some problems while migrating from json to SQLite. I wanted faster to share with you all these nice features and made this decision. Sorry for that bug. In future updates app will migrate completely to SQLite and this bug will be fixed.

Version 0.4.4
-refactoring of MenuRows (they are separate components now)
Note: It needs to update translations (mainly to delete <type="unfinished"> from the files)
-new icon
-Fixed old bug when the document is not added to the history (Now it is added very very fast after opening)
-updated russian translation (author: GoAlexander)
-updated polish translation (author: atlochowski)
-updated swedish translation (author: eson57)

Version 0.4.3
-Possibility to change tabType (\t, 2/4/8 spaces) (Known bug: Combobox of tab can not be dynamically changed. It needs to reopen SettingsPage to see the difference.)
-Fixed ability to swype in SettingsPage
-Added "Push to top" in HistoryPage (long tap on list item)
-Fixed some bugs while deleting items in HistoryPage
-Search improved (backport from project tIDE)
-Added notification "File path copied to the clipboard"
-No upper case in search by default and added highlighting of read-only icon (if it turn on/off) (author: rabauke)
-Created dutch translation (author: Nathan Follens)

Version 0.4.2
-deleting of file path in HistoryPage (long tap on list item)
-updated spanish translation (author: Caballlero)
-created german translation (author: rabauke)
-updated french translation (author: Quent-in)
-updated swedish translation (author: eson57)

Version: 0.4.1
-updated french translation (author: Quent-in)
-updated swedish translation (author: eson57)

Version 0.4
-implemented History
    Now you can open previous opened documents very quickly!
    Two paths with $HOME are the garbage. In next updated I want to implement deleting in History. So you will be able to edit your history.
-new icon for tab (author: Ancelad)
-file path can be copied to the clipboard
-implemented undo/redo
-implemented initial version of search (ported from project tIDE)
-updated AboutPage
-added polish translation (author: atlochowski)
-updated russian translation (author: GoAlexander)
-updated french translation (author: Quent-in)
-updated spanish translation (author: Caballlero)
-updated swedish translation (author: eson57)

Version 0.3.5
-added french translation (author: Quent-in)
-added espaniol translation (author: Caballlero)
-added russian translation (author: GoAlexander)
-updated AboutPage (added section translators)


Version 0.3.4

  • added button "Tab" (icon is temporary)

Version 0.3.3

  • added python in dependencies (should fix issues when app crushes while booting)
  • different fixes to reach Jolla Store


  • swedish translation updated (thanks eson57)
  • implemented opening from commandline (Example: harbour-editor /path/to/file.txt) (thanks eekkelund)
  • added background for TextField in the page for "Save as"


  • redesigned visible current path to save (now on place of label of pulley menu)
  • implemented saving of settings! (the settings will be saved on you drive if you return to the FirstPage)
  • enabled(!) showing of hidden files in file browser as option (Warning! Needs Sailfish OS >=


  • added visible current path to save (In the future will be redesigned. Write your ideas how to do it! :-) )
  • again some small changes in code


  • small improvements in ComboBoxes
  • Removed "*" for edited and not saved document. Now button "Save" is unactive if document saved. GUI is more uncluttered!


  • implemented showing of hidden files in file browser as option (but this feature is disabled because it needs later version of SFOS (In the future I will enable it))
  • Fixed bug with position of textArea if you turn off "quick actions menu" (you will have more space for your text!)
  • Again some code cleaning
  • various small changes in code


  • flag for current status of document saved/unsaved (* in quick actions menu)
  • new button: "new" (it deletes all recent notes and empties path for save)
  • some notification improvements (lile "Can`t save document!")
  • controllable font size in SettingsPage
  • controllable font type in SettingsPage
  • cleaning of code!


  • Initial release


GoAlexander's picture

I published new version, it should work fine.
Sorry for the long time until this fix :(

GoAlexander's picture

Sorry for the long reply, I was busy at my work...

My god... Will fix it today :)

JoneK's picture

ish ~]$ harbour-editor
[D] unknown:0 - QML debugging is enabled. Only use this in a safe environment.
[D] unknown:0 - Using Wayland-EGL
[W] unknown:34 - file:///usr/share/harbour-editor/qml/harbour-editor.qml:34:1:
"service": no such directory
import "service"
[nemo@Sailfish ~]$

Upp15's picture

Hmm. Just installed the latest version (0.8.1), and when I start the app, I get blank (white) screen !? I have Jolla C with the latest SFOS (

GoAlexander's picture

I tested it on later version of Sailfish OS + used old SDK. I have to upgrade it...
But can you start Editor from the terminal (enter harbour-editor) and send the output to me?

Upp15's picture

I don't know, how to copy text from Terminal screen!? It says something about ".../harbour-editor.qml:34:1: no such directory".

I took a screenshot, where can I send it? :-)

ferlanero's picture

Same here. New version only starts in a blank (white) screen. Sailfish

GoAlexander's picture

I had a few amount of time to test version 0.7.2 so if you will find any bugs - write me!
After testing I will publish this version in Harbour.

paolomi's picture

Hi, there is a bug in 0.7: autosave doesn't work!  open a file, type something, close editor (don't save of course), now there is the ~ file but without the last words added. (tested on jolla1)

GoAlexander's picture

Hi paolomi,

yeah I got the report on the github yesterday. I will try to publish quick fix as soon as possible (I am a bit busy for now). Sorry for this bug.

DameCENO's picture

Nice app, my default note app. I want to contribute with the french translation, if you can send it to me. It is easer for me to do with this app than on transifex.

 Here is my mail address dameceno@gmail.com

Keep up the good work man, you are appreciated

GoAlexander's picture

Hi DameCENO,

Thank you for your activity. If you edit translation file on the Github that will be much better for me.


Register on Github and go to the fr translation: https://github.com/GoAlexander/harbour-editor/blob/master/translations/h...
On this page press button with the pencil "Edit this file" then change all strings with <translation type="unfinished"></translation>.

After that press "commit changes" below then there will  be something like "make pull request".

If you have any question - ask me. I am open for communication.

GoAlexander's picture

First screenshot of version 0.7!
Syntax highlighting and a lot of additional changes are on the way!
Screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mynf0mpocufzpzd/photo_2017-05-01_12-44-17.jpg?...

Ygorr's picture

How to return nice pale blue green icon? New icon partially square is dull enough

GoAlexander's picture

You can replace manually following icons:





with old icons from here:

There is another option:

I can deploy for you special version with old icon this time but I don`t want do it each new release of Editor.

The choice is yours :)

GoAlexander's picture

Version 0.4.2 is published!
Some news about the development of "Editor.":
There was pause between 0.4.1 and 0.4.2 version because I have an internship in another country (France (if somebody wants to meet me in Rouen - you are welcome :) ) since January. So 2 month I can not be active in development of "Editor." :(
There is good news! In my university there is new subject where we have to develop our own projects in teams. I suggested "Editor." project. So I "hired" 3 persons to the project (another one is 50/50). I hope that project will get new boost. They don`t have any experience in Sailfish OS/QML but I hope that they will do a lot for project. I will help them. I think also that we will work more with community.
Our team will try to improve "Editor." and Sailfish OS platform!

Personally I have one more motivation to develop "Editor." - I need good mark in this subject :)))

Please answer the following questions:
-What do you think about to create twitter-account for "Editor."?
-Do you want to read ALL news according to this project? Even reports for my subject?
-What do you understand under words ""Editor`s" team should work more with community"? :)

Big thanks to rabauke who commited really nice translation update.

Skillmon's picture

From what I can tell (usage for like 1min) the tabulator is behaving strange. When I type and hit the tabulator buttom without a widespace the whole word gets indented. With hitting space before pressing tabulator the tabulator gets inserted after the word. Also it would be nice if the virtual keyboard would stay after pressing tabulator.

In addition I have a small feature request: Setting for expanding tabulator into multiple spaces (4 would be a nice preset for this). I'm going to use your app for the time being.

PS: Do you want bug reports here or on github?

GoAlexander's picture

Thanks for the reply.

Bug reports and feature requests are prefered on github. Please report them.
I checked your bugs and I can`t simulate them on my phone... All works fine by me...


Skillmon's picture

Then maybe this is related to Dolphin Keyboard. I'll investigate. Will open a ticket, if this also happens on stock keyboard.

GoAlexander's picture

I asked to test tab two users they sayed that everything ok. 

Anyway open the ticket with your feature request.

GoAlexander's picture

Hurray! Version 0.4 released!
If you will meet any bugs (but read section "Known bugs") or ideas for improvements write me. I want to do Editor better as possible.

P.S. If you want to support me make a donation or star repository at the github :)

paolomi's picture

Congratulations! this version is extraordinary: undo/redo and history! it's perfect! I've uninstalled jolla-notes because now your editor is much better! you are a great man! :)

GoAlexander's picture

Thanks paolomi, does history work correct (expect $HOME - garbage)? I got report that history doesn`t work by one user...

yuri's picture

It works very well also on my jollaphone: many thanks for this incredible 0.4 version!  :)

GoAlexander's picture

Thanks for the feedback. Report about not working History was the case mentioned in "Known bugs" (guy pressed history too fast after opening new document)

paolomi's picture

Until now, I've found no problems about history on my jolla

silverhook's picture

I like it quite a bit. Please continue developing it :)

DarkTuring's picture

Does not save because pulley menu doesnt engage (click on save option). I use or wont work for either 5.5" screen ~400dpi.


I should also add that i cant save because Editor program is only opened in Read mode meaning some sortof permsission error during install.





GoAlexander's picture

Can you name your device and SFOS`s version? Try to start app from terminal (harbour-editor) and send me what it writes. I have to undestand better your problem.

P.S. I wrote in descriptions: Warning! Because of FileManager "Editor." requres Sailfish OS version >= (last version without this dependency is 0.2.3)!
But because of this dependency should not work buttons "Save As" and "Open". Strange behaviour on your device...

yuri's picture

Hi :) your pulley menu is amazing: I've never seen such a beautiful pulley menu: you are great!

BTW,  I have no "Save as" bug, I've saved a document containing 1 line (1 word) and the document created isn't empty!

One last thing: if you don't write c++, you can avoid compiling it and you can run your program with the following command:

sailfish-qml harbour-editor

Try it, it works. In other word, if your program isn't written in c++, you can make one package for all architectures.

Bye :)