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!

Can you add support for Texpad API?

Ramon Figueroa-Centeno 4 years ago in iPad 0

Can you add support for Texpad API to typeset TeX files?

See https://www.texpadapp.com/blog.


Would be great to be able to link the preview button to a specific file. E.g. index.html when working on

lettan 5 years ago in iPad • updated 5 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.


Support for .master and .scss / .sass file extension

James Lock 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1


Built int support for DotNET .master files (same as aspx) would be great, as well as .scss and .sass files.  I currently have downloaded some 3rd party textmate bundles to do this, but would be great to have in-built support.




Update for iPad Pro Resolution

Kyle Bareis 2 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years 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


drag and drop ios 11

douglas 2 months ago in iPad 0

I'm just wondering if I'm doing something wrong?  Should I be able to drag a .js file from the ios11 files app into textastic?  Is this integration planned but not here yet?  thanks!

Under review

open non-standard files

generalerror 2 months ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 months ago 1

Textastic won’t open local files it doesn’t recognize i.e.. something.myext

Is there anyway to change that or would it require an update.

Perhaps a way to define custom file extentions.

Under review

Beautify and Minify

Louis 88 4 months ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 months ago 1

Did you know there is NO iOS app that formats (specifically, Beautifies) HTML, CSS, etc?  I

As the iPad is poised to become a laptop replacement, I'm hoping these features can be added to Textastic to make coding workflows much easier than having to copy and paste and visit a website to do it online....one file at a time.  

I am developing simple HTML/CSS/PHP websites solely on my iPad Pro.  The workflow is still not convenient, but it is possible.  I hope my suggestions are useful.  

Thank you, again, for the finest text editing app for iPad.  I only use DraftCode because of my PHP development, but if not for that....Textastic would be my only app!  I appreciate your efforts very much!  Vielen dank!


Slow editing of tidied code: have you heard from Apple yet?

Albo P. Fossa 9 months ago in iPad 0

Howdy, Alexander; I've posted this to you as a problem report before, and your response was that it was an Apple problem, and not the app's. I'm just here to ask whether you've heard from Apple.

The problem being, it's about impossible to edit tidied code. I have, for example, several files whose first records are up to 1200+ characters. While they are fully visible in Textastic, it is painful even to place the cursor accurately in the record, and agonizing to use the cursor-movement wheel. (You were able to reproduce the problem with example code I sent.)

For now, I've reverted to BBEdit on my MBP.

Under review

Proportional font

Derek 1 year ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 1

I'd like to request proportional fonts, if possible. Source Sans Pro is a good one.

I'm using working copy to manage writing projects using Markdown and really appreciate Textastic's integration. However, I find writing text (as opposed to code) in mono space fonts kind of ugly.

Under review

Using $TM_FILENAME in textastic templates?

Ol Sen 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1
When creating templates sometimes it would be very helpful when the filename in creating process made by a template is availible inside the snippet. The moment looks like the $TM_FILENAME syntax is not visible while creating a file from textastic templates. In my case this is important when using textastic to code c++ where filenames should fit to classnames and headerfiles. Or did i miss how to use right?