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!
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farcaller 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 1
Having at least basic rust syntax highlighting would be awesome.
Robert Crooks 4 years ago in General 0

The JavaScript support is already great, but help with the jQuery functions would be a big time-saver as well.

György Mérei 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 4
Please make the app universal and not separate iPhone and iPad versions.
Dave Mackintosh 3 years ago in General 0

It would be great if you could implement something like cocoa http server instead of using a file path so when we're building web pages we can use the likes of less, angular, backbone which all currently won't work because of being a file path protocol and not a local web server.

To clarify further, having this ability also gives us the opportunity to have something similar to Codea's "Aircode" and to run Ajax requests in page, it will throw a security error at the moment because of not being a http protocol.

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StuFF mc 6 months ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 months ago 1

When I add a new FTP I'd like to be able to use 1Password.

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Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago in General • updated 5 years ago 3


Right now I am learning XML and trying to create a schema for Balsamiq (unofficial schema for my workflow), but I have to fire up VS 2012 RTM on my laptop and I need to constantly flip between a schema that works with intellisense and one that still has issues, not to mention having a tutorial page open to learn the specs.  As I have described, you can imagine I have limited visibility of either schema, which means I need to constantly adjust the size of the window panes.  This has another problem, there is no scrolling synch (unlike Word 2007-2013), which makes it extremely difficult to spot differences.

Why do I still use this method?

Intellisense is the reason, being allowed to reference known Schemas makes my job a little easier.


1.  Add ability to reference Schemas, so that autocomplete works with XML and other XML related languages (XAML, YAML, XSL, XSLT, etc).

2.  Add ability to store custom Schemas and reference them with other Schemas.

3.  Implement a synchronized scrolling feature that allows users to spot differences between 2 documents (similar to the Notepad++ diff plugin or Word 2010 if you want to wait to add diff).

(feature request copied from an email by Jon Edlund)

Reilly Beacom 3 years ago in General 0
I don't care if a temp file is copied to my ipad as long as that is invisible to me. I just want to open a single file and see its *remote* path and save it to its remote path.
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Peter Hunkeler 2 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 1
The last time this seems to have been discussed is three or more years ago. So I thought I might start a new thread.

I'm looking for a way to keep some highly sensitive information on my iPad. I'm thinking about files being encrypted by an individual password on the iPad from within Textastic. The file should be encrypted when it its closed (probably asks for an explicit "close the file now" button). The password must be entered to decrypt the file when it is opened in Textastic. Encrypted files would stay encrypted even when sent to other places (cloud, mail, dropbox, WebDav, etc.). 

Cameron Mitchell 4 years ago in General 0

If you could add the ability to compile and run code that would be awesome. That is the only thing holding this app back. I'm sure Apple makes this difficult if not impossible so if it isn't possible then thats okay. Love the app!

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SvenB 2 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 1
The possibility to change the line spacing (e.g. in simple, one digit steps between 1.0 and 1.5) would be great for making code more readable.