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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Under review
Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago in iPad • updated 3 years ago 6

Bug report from a customer: Extra keys remain displayed on iPad (should disappear) when using a bluetooth external keyboard *and* virtual keyboard is split (no problem when virtual keyboard is not split). Thanks!

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Billy Griffiths 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

I've recently discovered Textastic for coding on to go. Something I would like to see (as a PHP purist) in future releases are database table autocompletes. As a developer working on various projects at the same time, I often get confused as to which table belongs to which project. 


If I had the ability to specify a remote DB connection and have table names autocompleted (a local cached list might be a good idea) when writing SQL queries, that would really boost my productivity as I would no longer need to hop between apps. 



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waynewongrj 8 months ago in iPad 0

Hi,


I use Textastic regularly, and I’m a big fan.


Lately, I have been working on EPUB files, which need to be zipped in a particular way, with the mimetype file remaining uncompressed. Details are discussed here:


ePub Zip/Unzip AppleScript application for Mac OS X


This complex EPUB zipping currently requires me to use a Mac/PC app or command line to accomplish it. However, if Textastic could build it in as an action that could be performed on a folder like regular zipping, then Textastic could be used as a basic EPUB code editor on an iOS device. That would be great for those who need to edit the code of an EPUB when a Mac/PC is not available. It would also make Textastic even more unique in the App Store!

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Under review
Marek 1 year ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 1

Please take a look how font selection works in the Ulysses app on iPad. Without any problem I can use there my favorite monospace font 'Operator' http://www.typography.com/blog/introducing-operator I would like to have this possibility in Textastic as well. Please make it possible to choose any font from ones installed on iPad. Many thanks

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Peter Payne 4 years ago in iPad 0

I know I seem like a n00b by asking for this but there are NO good options for editing an existing HTML file in iOS. The reason I need to this is, I am a writer (not a HTML programmer) and need an environment where I can write my update posts and debug everything before it's uploaded as HTML to our website. Please give us this option? It would be greatly appreciated.

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Nigel 1 year ago in iPad • updated by Jon Diercks 3 months ago 2

I work on two systems, iPad and Mac. Sometimes I have files on the iPad edited and uploaded and the same file, unedited, on Textwrangler, Mac. I occasionally forget to check files and overwrite the newer file on the server. Dohhhh.

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Aboutime Today 5 years ago in iPad 0

Great product and having regex is indispensible. Would be even more brill if had an organiser to save regex snippets for re use.

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Gary Bloom 4 years ago in iPad 0

Margin settings would make Textastic for IPad into an excellent general purpose editor. Currently, the text lines are too long for ease of editing an essay. My hack is to set Inconsolita for 30 pt, and zoom in to get margins and readable  text. Also, margins leave space to leave the navigation wheel up.

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lettan 4 years ago in iPad • updated 4 years ago 2
Would be great to be able to link the preview button to a specific file. E.g. .html file when working on.js / .css in a sub-directory.


Pretty darn cool app.

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Completed
Kyle Bareis 1 year ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 2

I bought Textastic but all of the fonts look just slightly blurry and bit larger than they need to be. It seems as if the app has not been updated for the iPad Pro yet. Could you please so I can take advantage of the size of the screen