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!
+3

Gesture cursor movement

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.
+3

"One tap to edit" feature, to allow users edit their FTP files on-line

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!

Congratulations!

+3

Macro definition

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.

+3

C# code completion / auto complete

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

+3

Ability to view or download the source code from a GitHub project

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.

+2
Under review

Support TypeScript and React

Torgny 2 months ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 months ago 1

I'd like to see support for TypeScript and React added. What can I do to help? Can I assist writing/porting syntax definitions somehow?

+2
Planned

Ability to edit any file extensions from Files app in iOS11

Walid 4 months ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 weeks ago 6

a lot of file extensions are not associated or having the option to open them with textastic app using Files/iCloud/OneDrive/etc..


Please add the ability to edit any text based file extension from there. 

+2

add asciidoc in the languages.

marcz 10 months ago in General 0

Textastic can support asciidoc following the Textmate extension but it is not in the list of supported language, please add it.

+2

WebDAV Server File Upload Feature Request

Dossjb 1 year ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 5

It would be great to be able to upload a file from another device to the Textastic App directly using the WebDAV server. FTP On The Go Pro has this feature but Textastic is a way better editor.


Thanks!

Dossjb

Answer

This is already possible if both devices are in the same Wifi network:

  • on device A, start Textastic's WebDAV server: https://www.textasticapp.com/v6/manual/lessons/Starting_the_WebDAV-Server.html
  • on device B, use Textastic's WebDAV client to connect to the WebDAV server on device A:
    • tap on the file transfer button (globe icon)
    • tap on the "+" button and choose "WebDAV Connection"
    • enter the WebDAV url of device A and enter the user name and password
    • tap Done
    • connect to the WebDAV server and navigate to the target folder
    • select the local files you want to upload
    • tap the Upload button

I hope this helps

+2

Edit multiple section of a document simultaneously

John G 2 years ago in General 0

Have the ability to select multiple parts of the document and edit it at the same time. Similar to a feature sublime text editor has.