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!
Juven CN 5 years ago in iPad • updated 5 years ago 2

Install 4.2.1 for ipad, but read the file, automatically and immediately quit, why?

P.S. i have been identified, because the installed Baidu input method. A after using SBSETTING Close operating normally.

Under review
Maurice Zoliker 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 0
Not sure that the external keyboard has something to do with that, but it seems...
Thanks for investigating :-)
MisesEnForce(r) 2 years ago in iPad 0
Add synthax highlighting (and maybe maybe completion) for the OCaml language. Thx in advance
Elena Sanjarova 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1
Just wanted to tell you : I absolutely love the app so far. Just downloaded it an hour ago, and have my FTP set up in a matter of 2 min, edited  some pages I had on iPage and viewed the updated files/ pages on the server. The manual is very clear and understandable as well.

Bravo and many thanks!

Under review
Rodger Evans 2 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 1
Under review
marc.kaepke 2 years ago in iPad • updated 2 years ago 2
application server output "fatal: Unable to negotiate a key exchange method [preauth]"
OpenSSH_6.6.1p1 Ubuntu-8, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014
Ubuntu 14.10

connection with other clients is possible, but textastic returns an error
Tom Boyce 5 years ago in iPad • updated by orca498 3 years ago 9

My HTML is not linking to my CSS for some reason. I have them in the same folder, and have put <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css"/> and have named the css file style.css, but when I preview the html the css is not showing up

jase coverdale 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 5
When I select open with I would like the option of opening in safari.  When I am writing code with jquery-ui eg a drag and drop file it won't work when I try to test it from the app, if I upload via Dropbox and open the file in a web browser it works fine.  But that defeats the object of using the app!  
peezee 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 0

It'd be helpful to know when Textastic closes an SFTP connection once you're done with a task. When you switch away from an app. Force it to close? Put the iPad to sleep?


Connections are closed after each file transfer (upload/download). If you are just browsing directories, the connections are kept open to speed up the process.

You can set the maximum amount of concurrent connections in the connection's settings screen - the default is 3.

Maurice Zoliker 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 0
Sometimes, when I expand a suggested snippet, the current line is not updated. To see the modifications, I need to go up to that line and type something for the entire line to get refreshed.

Could you please do something? Thanks!

Occurs on iPad Mini iOS 6.1.3 & iPad Mini Retina iOS 7.0.3