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!
John Crause 5 years ago in iPad 0
I would love to see a design mode like dreamweaver that lets me edit the design instead of just the code, and it makes the code. I like to use that to create HTML code by just typing like a normal text editor, then I can copy the code into my web system afterwards. that would be a really cool feature.
Matthew Gordon 2 years ago in iPad • updated 2 years ago 2

Does this app supports split view multitasking for the iPad Air 2?

Under review
Kyle Vandeven 3 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 1
The mac app already has it, but now it is time for the ipad and iphone apps to include swift code coloring.
Bojan Mazej 3 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 8
Can not connect to my server with IP address. My log file

== Info: Hostname was NOT found in DNS cache
== Info: Trying 19...
== Info: Connected to 19... (19...) port 22 (#29)
== Info: SSH MD5 fingerprint: 72fdssdsd1hdgh345edgre545yh6
== Info: SSH authentication methods available: publickey,password
== Info: Initialized password authentication
== Info: Authentication complete
== Info: Operation timed out after 0 milliseconds with 0 out of 0 bytes received
== Info: Closing connection 29

What i am doing wrong?
Dan Diemer 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

It's another interesting take on how to handle touchbased text navigation and I'm rather fond of it. Best of all, it's opensource! https://github.com/adamhoracek/KOKeyboard/

Michael Staatz 5 years ago in iPad • updated 5 years ago 5


on iPad, when I start local preview of a file then the sign for localizing appears in the top.

When I start safari or other apps that have a local preview mode that would not happen.



JanBinkiewicz 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 2

I can not upload any files on WebDAV svn reposiory. If I try upload modified file progress bar shows 100% but window is still. 

J13ag 2 years ago in iPad 0

Entering text using Siri fails.

After text is entered using Siri Textastc changes it or removes parts of it.

Adam Acosta 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 3

I've copied a bunch of javascipt (Backbone.js) in Safari (from raw view in Github) but when i press and hold in Textasic, paste is not an option.

Other than that, is there a better workflow for grabbing libraries and adding them into textastic? I can't seem to find a good clean way of just simply grabbing js files from anywhere and get them into textastic.

Michel Tilman 5 years ago in iPad • updated 5 years ago 2

I use Textastic in combination with a small app that I open from within Textastic. The app uploads the file to a server, which processes the file and sends the results back to the app. From within the app I can switch back to Textastic. Changes I made to a file were reflected in the results. This was the case with IOS 5.1.1 on iPad 1. I recently switched to iOS 6.0.1 on iPad 4. Now it seems that Open In... from the toolbar button no longer works as before. Open In... from the list view seems to work, although it looks as if I have to wait a bit (10 seconds between saves?).