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!
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.
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!

Under review
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.
Under review
Mike Ware 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 0
It would be great to have the ability to save a style sheet that the Markdown processor would use for rendering without having to link it. If this could also be used when rendering for the "Send as Message" function it would be fantastic. So many times I need to send a formatted email from iOS. I can do this with TexTastic, but the default styles just don't work for me

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

Currently, you can't move files on the server directly, but you can download files locally and then upload them to another directory. Add the ability to move files directly on the server without a download.

j 3 years ago in General 0
It would be great to see some sort of enhanced AirPlay mirroring support for Textastic iOS. Some apps have the ability to change what you see on the iOS device screen when mirroring is turned on. This would allow Textastic to take advantage of the larger (TV) screen's real estate while using the iOS device for controls/keyboard only. Maybe this could allow for multiple editing panels (ie HTML and CSS side-by-side)?
Vitr 5 years ago in General • updated by kerrymanam 2 years ago 0
Please allow unzipping 7zip (.7z) files
György Mérei 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 4
It would be very useful if we can move the cursor with gestures in the text area. Now the whole text area is scrolling, but it would be enough if only the right side trigger the scrolling and the remaining area can be used for moving the cursor in 4 directions.
Maybe a "to top", "to bottom" feature can be helpful too to work with long texts.
Guilherme Madaleno 5 years ago in General 0

For security, Textastic could cache opened files in local storage.

While browsing in FTP server, tapping in a single button right in the file name would open it for instant edit. So, user would make any changes and then, tapping in "Save" button, that opened file would be instantly uploaded, without confirmations, easily and faster.

That feature are present in many SDKs and similar softwares like Coda (i use that one), and I really wish Textastic could have this feature soon!

Your app is amazing, Alexander!


Graeme Ambler 4 years ago in General • updated by Luke Mason 2 years ago 3

Just started using textastic and it really is a great app, with well thought out and beautifully implemented features.  The one thing it is missing which makes it unsuitable for anything other than small projects or minor edits is the inability to define and then use macros by recording a sequence of keystrokes/searches/etc and then allowing these to be repeated by selecting the macro.  Even the ability to define a single macro quickly in this way can help speed things up, and the ability to save a few can transform the editing experience.