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I have some notes (a few thousand lines) saved as .txt files on my computer and I was wondering if there is anyway I could export those notes to the iPhone, such that it is possible to read those notes using the iPhone?

I was thinking that it is possible to simply email the note to myself and open the mail on the iPhone,

But is there a more proper solution to read .txt files (saved on the computer) using iPhone?

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Another solution is using Simplenote, and Notational Velocity.

Simplenote also has a web app at simplenoteapp.com.

These apps all automatically sync your notes and have great search features. I've used this for the past couple of years to store all of my notes.

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My vote goes towards simplenote. If you subscribe to simplenote, you can also get dropbox note synchronization, which will make it trivial for you to use and access the notes across all your devices, computers, and browsers. –  Adam Davis Apr 24 '12 at 18:09

One solution would be to use Dropbox or iCloud to hold/sync your notes and read them with a simple text editing or note taking app. I use Byword.

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+1, using Dropbox this is extremely simple. Copy or move the files to somewhere under your Dropbox folder, wait a moment, and you're done. (Prerequisites: register + install Dropbox on computer & iPhone.) –  Jonik Apr 29 '12 at 16:30

Using Dropbox will be the simplest, free solution. Within the Dropbox app you can view text files. No other app needed.

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There are plenty of free text editors you could use but I think the fastest way is to send this notes to your own email and open them from your iPhone.

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You could download an app which allows you to read transfer and read txt files on your iPhone.

For me, I use fileapp to read my txt files on my iPhone. Transferring is done via the usb cable.

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I've tried a couple of solutions, in the end what most solutions lack is readability (my notes are 1k lines long per so being able to easily read them is essential),

I ended up:

  1. Saving the .txt as .pdf

  2. Adding it to the iTunes library

  3. Syncing the iTunes library with my iPhone

  4. Opening it using the iBooks App

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