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!

Courier font (in lieu of Courier New)

LittleHouse75 4 years ago in iPad 0

I may be the only person requesting this, but we'll see if anyone else jumps in.

The standard font for screenwriting (and some playwriting) is Courier.  Courier New, on the other hand, (which is built into Textastic) tends to be discouraged, as it is extremely thin and much harder to read.

Consequently, it would be great to see standard, heavier Courier as a font option, especially since Fountain syntax highlighting now works beautifully in Textastic.

Whether or not this request makes the cut, Textastic is pure awesomeness.  Looking forward for the upcoming update.


Not a bug

ssh 1and1

palmpiiic 2 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 3

I cant use 1and1 ssh that works with putty..logs enclosed



== Info: Hostname was NOT found in DNS cache
== Info: Trying
== Info: Connected to xxxxxxxxx ( port 22 (#4)
== Info: SSH MD5 fingerprint: 34470fe91ac2eb56ebcc58593a0280b6
== Info: SSH authentication methods available: publickey,password
== Info: Authentication failure
== Info: Closing connection 4


CSS styles aren't applied in the Preview

Heather Roberts 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 5
My style sheets aren't applied to the HTML code in preview, is this something that is missing? Or am I doing something wrong?

Edit files on FTP / Auto backup / JS Console

Mattijah S 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 3

1. Please can you add to application options for edit (realtime) files on FTP? Now I have to download file, edit file and again upload what take a lot of time...

2. Next function is about AutoBackup. So for example I have in the application file index.js which I am editing very often and I don't want lose it also I don't have time for upload it every time...so basically a select file, set time and application will backup file/folder automatically...

3. Last idea is javascript console in preview/browser. Very simple console where I can see log or where I can enter simple JS command. Also will be good some button/function for add jQuery support to file... ;) 

Under review

External CSS not evident in preview iPad Pro

feralmonk 2 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 1

I am running IOS9.1 on an iPad Pro. Filing in iCloud. Have html and style.css in same folder. Have correct <link> tag with reference to stylesheet. HTML+CSS does not preview in Textastic, but does display correctly when opened out of iCloud Drive in MAC Safari.

<title>How a Feral Monk Thinks - Part 1 of 12</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="gianni_custom2.css">

Copy a Find result to the clipboard?

Steven Whatley 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1


Is the a way to copy a Find result to the iOS clipboard?   Want to quickly clip out a segment of HTML code and paste it into a WordPress blog post.  The code segment will always match the following regex string:

<p id="intro(.*\n)*<p id="closing.*\n.*p>

The Find result highlights the text I want to copy to the clipboard.  Is there a way to get Textastic to copy the highlighted text to the clipboard?

I don't see a way to do so.  Any help will be appreciated!

Thanks & Enjoy life,



Why are no options "Links to Remote Connections" visable for a file I download from Dropbox to my iPad?

Bryan Wheelock 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 3

I installed Dropbox on my iPad3 and linked it to Textastic.

I was able to successfully view and edit the document in Textastic.

The File Properties > Links to Remote Connections shows:

Not Linked, but there are no options to select.


Writeln not generating new Lin?

Keith Black 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

For some reason I am not getting a new line using document.writeln. 



Kieran Maher 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

Hi, I just wanna say that this app is awesome! I've just got into coding and the ease of writing CSS and HTML is amazing, but I was wondering, if I can somehow one day learn to code in say, C++, is there a way for me to view the programme in the app itself, or do I need to switch to a desk top? (I don't actually have a desktop, so it could be problematic:( ) but still, amazing app!


Code Review Comments/Annotations

Daryl Robbins 5 years ago in iPad 0

I tend to use my iPad more to consume content than to produce it. So, my main use case for buying Textastic was as a slick tool for reviewing code -- either as part of a formal code review or to gain an understanding of some third party component. In both of these cases, it would be nice to be able to annotate the code with my comments as I review.

For example:

I click on a line number and a dialog pops up to input a comment. Once I made a comment, there would be some sort of visual indicator telling me that there was a comment at that spot. Finally, when I was done my review session, I'd be able to collect my comments in some form. This could be as simple as creating a text file FileUnderReview.rb.comments with entries like:

Line 34: Some insightful comment.

(Or it could use a standardized file format instead if there is anything out there)