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!

Postscript support

Glenn Helmendach 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

Any possibility for Postscript support?  Or how about opening up the capability to define our own language rules?


Show PDF preview if a local file with the same name exists

Teddy Svoronos 2 years ago in General 0

Many of us are using remote typesetters to produce PDFs of LaTeX documents. If I have a PDF in the same directory as a Tex file with the same name, it would be great for Textastic to treat it as a "remote file preview" so that I can browse the PDF when activating the preview window


Download latest files automatically function in Settings

Diego Chuman 4 years ago in General 0
So that if a file has been changed elsewhere than Textastic App, automatically downloads the files modified (you can change that in the settings as well)

"Zap Gremlins"

Ramon Figueroa-Centeno 4 years ago in General 0
It would be very helpful if Textastic had a "Zap Gremlins" capability (like BBEdit), or at least a capability to identify and eliminate non-printable characters.

paste image from clipboard

Michelangelo Cofrancesco Araúj 5 years ago in General • updated 5 years ago 2

It would be a good thing to be able to paste images copied from other apps (such like Safari or Photoshop Touch) to the clipboard into any folder... Thanks !!


Custom code definitions

RaianStar 4 years ago in General • updated 4 years ago 2
I know we have this, but I don't know how to create one.  If we had access to the existing definition files, we could reverse engineer them and make our own without the need to create tutorials and such.

i.e. I don't like that HTML5 inserts <br /> instead of <br>.  That's HTML 4 code.  I also prefer tab over double space.  If I could see what currently exists as a default, and could edit it and save it as a custom template, that would be really useful to me.

Creating a file on dropbox

Robert Colvin 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 2
Hi! maybe i missed this one, but is it possible to create a new file on dropbox or do you have to create the flie externally and then open it in dropbox?

Run javascript files

Austin Koziol 4 years ago in General 0
Coders should be able to run and test their javascript files so they can swiftly find bugs and debug the code.
Under review

Ability to download file from website

Billy Moon 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 1
I would love to have an easy way to save files from the internet into the editor. Perhaps when making a new file in textastic, have a `loaded from url` field, which downloads the content from the web before opening the new file.

I would use this feature most with cdnjs, and it would be useful for github also.
Under review

Fortran syntax highlighting of comments is bogus

Luc Bourhis 4 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 4

In Fortran, any line starting with a star is a comment line. Textastic does not honour that as exemplified by the following example.

Note how Fortran keywords are highlighted, clearly showing Textastic believes this is regular code instead of a comment block. It gets however worse the comment features one lone single quote:

Textastic believes that the single quote starts a string and it highlights everything following it as a string. Not shown on this picture but the string highlighting only stops at the very end of the file about 300 lines further down!

As a result, Textatic Fortran syntax highlighting is unusable in practice.