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!
Dasmagicspell 4 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1

Instead of moving the cursor multiple steps in one direction by pressing and holding one of the cursor arrows (for up, down, left, right), allow the user to set the direction of cursor movement with the first press (up/down or left/right) and determine distance (number of steps) from the initial position using continuous circular motions either clockwise or counterclockwise to move the cursor to positions after (clockwise) or before (counterclockwise) the initial position. Direction and distance from the initial position are more easily controlled. 

For instance, to move the cursor multiple characters to the left of the current (initial) position, press the left (or right) arrow and swipe your finger in a circular motion counterclockwise until the cursor is where you want it. To move the cursor multiple lines up, press the up (or down) arrow and swipe in a continuous counterclockwise circular motion until the desired line before the initial position is reached. 

Tell me if more explanation is needed.

-10343 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 0

I'm having trouble connecting to my cubby.com via WebDAV (which works OK with other clients). 

I know WebDAV implementations have their vaguaries, and you're not going to be able to check compatibility with every server out there.

If WebDAV connections could be logged (perhaps via email, or to a folder accessible via the built-in WebDAV server), it might help to know who to follow up with (in this case, you or cubby.com).


luke 2 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 1

Please add syntax highlighting for gherkin so I can write my projects BDD specs on the go.

David Edson 4 years ago in General 0
please allow scp copy actions to run in the background even when the app is switched to another app.
Peter Aisher 2 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 2
Replace all button does nothing in current version for iOS.

It has worked for me once but I wasn't able to reproduce it.
In order to speed up the replacement, Textastic uses a different code path when there are more than 15 strings to replace. Unforunately there is a bug in this code path in the latest version.

So, "Replace All" should work if you have less than 15 search results, but currently won't work if there are at least 15 search results.
Chris Luke 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 0

I'm using a bluetooth keyboard. If on the first line of a document I cursor-key upwards, the cursor does not move (naturally) and the displayed line number stays as one, as expected. However, it appears to count however many lines before the start I up-arrow to, since if I di it 7 times, I then need to press 'down' 7    times before the cursor starts moving again!

Version 4.3

This will be fixed in the next update

Under review
Josh Muccio 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 1