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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Guy Ozery 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 2


First of all, I downloaded your app couple of month ago but only now started working with it and its great!

One really annoying thing I encounter many time is the ability to copy paste selections. 

The main problem is if I use the arrows to move in the code I then long press on the text in order to receive the copy paste dialog, many time I miss the exact location and start all over again. 

You have many useful shortcuts above the keyboard but copy, paste and cut in my opinion is the most important one. 

As programmers we always copy and paste code from place to place. 

Please consider adding those shortcuts somewhere... maybe on the floating control (even if real-estate is the concern, add it as a possibility in the configuration... It can save so much time and effort when programming on the iPad without external keyboard) 

Many thanks,


Ramon Hackbarth 5 years ago in iPad 0

Using both hands it's especially as a web developer with small hands hard to reach some important keys. It's easy for me to reach the first three buttons on every side, but the buttons I mainly use are in the middle of the keyboard :( It's hard to make such a keyboard fit for everyone, so it's maybe a better solution to make a custom set possible.

At first it would be great to have a possibility to change the order of the buttons, but really nice would be, if it's also possible to have 100% customizable buttons.

greg traub 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

It works great with the Logitech bluetooth keyboard. Any chance your going to eventually add open file tabs to the gui ?

晋威 黄 5 years ago in iPad • updated 5 years ago 8

don't know why it always crash on new ipad, ver 5.1.

textastic version is the latest ipad version v4.0.2.

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.

Fri13 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 2

Because I use Dropbox to sync my source and use FTP to deploy my code.

So I want to do it at once

semiopat 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Kho Minh Vi 4 years ago 4

Just an annoying behavior: when I open a file,  I can't  see the two first line, because of the bar that hides it. Something to do with that? And what is about the discussion of going up top, down end of the file, and on the beginning and the end of line?

However, thanks for your great job!

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Mr. Man 2 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 1
when creating a cookie it doesn't save the cookie.
zuilee 5 years ago in iPad 0

it would be nice if it had the debugging software like eclipse 

also providing suggestions of what method you can approach if you are stuck?

ANDREW HUGHES 4 years ago in iPad • updated 4 years ago 2

I got your brilliant app to allow me to keep working on my website via my iPad whilst away on an extended business.  I have been able to set up the FTP connection and download my website without a problem, and I am able to edit html files then upload them via the quick upload functionality.

But (and I'm feeling a bit stupid that i can't work this out) I want to create a new html file locally, within the existing website structure that I have downloaded, then upload it to my web space.  I've tried copying a local file and editing it, and I've created a new file, but I can't work out how to upload it.  The quick upload dialogue doesn't work, I guess because the file wasn't downloaded in the first place - the option for uploading this file is missing - and I can't see how to create a remote connection for this new file.

Any advice would be gratefully received as I away from my desktop and my usual Dreamweaver capability for several weeks.