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!
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 1 year 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 4 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 1 year 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.

Lingnan Dai 4 years ago in General • updated by Myako Toudai 4 years ago 2

The editor interface is great, but file creation flow for the remote server is too slow. We need to first create a file locally, then edit it, then upload manually onto the server. Why don't just support *Link* for folders? When I download a folder from a server, it should be linked to the remote server and any new files I add into the folder should just be automatically uploaded into the same folder in the server.

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

Add php runtime to allow running php scripts locally.  I have kodiak installed on my ipad which does just that. Textastic could benefit. 

Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago in General • updated by Marsh Poulson IV 4 years ago 1

Missing Entries

1.  Usings, as well as corresponding assemblies

2.  class, as well as default snippets, such as ctor and #region (need these badly)

(feature request copied from email by Jon Edlund)

Diego Barros 4 years ago in General • updated 4 years ago 4

It would be nice to be able to use Textastic to read source code from GitHub projects. Either live online, or better yet, be able to download the source code from a project to your iOS device.