Textastic is a text, code and markup editor for iPad and iPhone with rich support for syntax highlighting, FTP, SFTP and Dropbox. It will continue to be actively developed to provide you with the features you need to get your work done.

In order to achieve this, we would appreciate any and all feedback on challenges encountered when using Textastic.

Please also have a look at the manual.

Be sure to vote for the features you want to see implemented!
Maurice Zoliker 3 years ago in iPhone • updated by Steven Lu 2 years ago 16
Hello Alexander,

Are you planning to release an update to better support iOS 8?

The current version of Textastic seems to work on my brand new iPhone 6+, but I think it deserves an "optimized" version, to make the most of the extra pixels and extra screen surface :-).

Here are, in my opinion, some things that could be improved:
- Decrease font size/height in file-choosers, to be able to display more files
- Upper and lower menus could be made significantly smaller, to save valuable space
- Maybe have a landscape iPhone 6+ dedicated mode, with a mini file-chooser on the left and the edit pane on the right (like on the iPad version)
- In landscape mode, the extra icon line (above the keyboard) does not take all the available room, which could be improved either by adding extra icons, or by increasing their size (by the way, why not implement a fully customized keyboard, now that Apple accepts this?)
- In landscape mode, the file transfer screen could be made to fit entirely on one screen, especially on iPhone 6+

That's it for today, I hope this is not too much of a wishlist on a single message ;-).

Keep up the good work!

Kind regards,
Read Frost 5 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 0
I would love to be able to match the highlight colors to my desktop code editor so that I can eliminate any confusion. Also, while looking for a theme with similar colors I found it redundant to tap options, scroll to themes, select them, tap back, tap done, and then find that the theme I chose was not my favorite, and repeat. Still great app!

Good point.

Turing Eret 4 years ago in iPhone 0

The additional row of keys is very nice, but it would be great if you could configure them further for different languages. For example, in Haskell, I have little need for the ';', but a much greater need for ':', so it would make sense if that were the center character. Additionally, it'd be nice to have the ability to add character combinations in those additional keys. To use Haskell again, inserting "->" or "::" with a single keystroke would be very nice.

mr4js 4 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 0

I would like to see TextExpander Touch 2 Support on the iPhone.

robert brennan 5 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 0

 Would it be possible to add integration/support for Launch Center Pro from AppCubby.  I know there is already a custom URL scheme, but it would be nice to have the icon.  And perhaps the ability to launch Textastic from a URL scheme, and copy the contents of the clipboard to a new file.


Thank you for an amazing piece of software.

Jean-Philippe Leconte 5 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 0

If you change settings often (I often change tabs and word wrap), having to scroll back to the usually same setting is tiresome. Additionally, remembering the scrolled position in themes would also make it a lot faster to test them all.

Under review
Sha1 3 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 0
Is it possible to add x-callback-url support for downloading and uploading files that were already mapped to a remote? An example workflow would be: open textastic using openurl and paste the clipboard into the file (this functionality already exists) and when done upload the file to the remote. Similar workflow for downloading - open textastic and automatically download the latest version from the remote...

Steven Lu 2 years ago in iPhone 0
SwipeSelection used to work on iOS6 with textastic, but currently, on my iPhone 6+ with iOS8.1, the Textastic app doesn't fully work with SwipeSelection Pro (a Cydia tweak) -- it allows you to swipe back and forth across only about two characters. 

Hopefully you can take a look and see if this is an issue that can be fixed. 

Even better, if it can be supported natively by the app. There was a concern raised here (http://feedback.textasticapp.com/topic/114900-swipe-selection/) about special characters, but the way to deal with that is to just disable the swipe functionality when the key has been held, so that both features can be used together.
Jpf 2 weeks ago in iPhone 0

The text is visualised without syntax highlight

Could you resolve this issue please.

I like the app, but without this feature is very unuselees for me

I'm setting diff in the syntax parsing and I'm testing different UI , but I can't do it works


Under review
jalim 1 month ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 month ago 1

It would be great if a you could use the date as a variable in a template. It could be useful in creating filenames that have date appended and also in inserting the date into the snippet itself. Something along the lines of %Y-%M-%D to achieve 2017-03-22