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!
Mak Gutierrez 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1

Stylesheets are still buggy when working with local files, background colors are not reflected in preview for example. This has been requested several times, it's not the markup there is a problem with local files. 

Under review
Thomas Christensen 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1
Steps to reproduce error:
  • Create a new file
  • Edit the file as markdown.
  • Add a header 1 (put # in beginning of line)
  • Add some paragraph text
  • Add a header 2 (put ## in beginning of line)
  • Add an new paragraph
  • Add a header - when typing '#' the # key on screen keyboard freeze and app crashes.
    Try to add some other characters on the same line instead and in between these add a '#' - no problem. When removing characters in front of the '#' until this character becomes the first on the line - freeze and crash again


rishi sadhir 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 5

Sometimes the navigation wheel will get stuck behind the keyboard. When you try to move it away from the keyboard the keyboard takes precedence. It becomes impossible to use the navigation will after this and you usually have to restart the program.

Under review
Brad Hellyar 3 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 5
It would be nice to have CDN support, so when I am using the CDN for bootstrap, jQuery, etc the content would display properly in preview mode.
Dylan Bayley 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

Hi i am currently typing up python in textastic and it would be great if a console or terminal was added to the app so we can test and run small bits of code?

Алексей Пирогов 3 years ago in iPad 0
I think it would be good not to store passwords for SSH connections. But ask it on connection time. Or make it optional: if password field is empty, then ask user for password or passphrase for ssh key.
Because if I loose my iPad some people can get access for my server :(
fjpoblam 4 years ago in iPad • updated 4 years ago 2

Thanks for a great app. It's worth noting, I'm no longer maintaining my websites via laptop, but rather *just* on my iPad, thanks to this app! (I just get out my laptop to download updates and keep copies in sync.)

I've read all the suggestions here, and think I'm not posting duplicates. I'll post three. This is one.

I have Chrome, Opera Mini, Onion, and Dolphin browsers on my iPad. It'd be very handy to be able to "preview" a source file in any of these browsers, for testing purposes.

Jeff Szpak 4 years ago in iPad • updated 4 years ago 9
Elliott 2 years ago in iPad • updated by mlaurencg4 8 months ago 8
My files have stopped syncing with iCloud on my iPad. I've been working on my files with textastic on my MacBook Pro but the new files aren't updating on my iPad. It updates on my iPhone app and desktop

please can you advise how I can fix this?
Casey Anderson 1 year ago in iPad 0

This app is great except cursor positioning is painfully unrealistic for great productivity. It's because we are dealing with code where the cursor needs to be moved constantly and at precise locations.

The Codea app has MASTERED THIS. They simply provide two new keyboard keys in the center of the top row. You tap and hold the key, then move your finger and the cursor moves in parallel. It feels so natural as if I am using the trackpad on my MacBook Pro. One button is for regular movement and the other selects text. Productivity will improve 4 fold with this. I would use Codea instead but it's not a general purpose editor.

Screenshot of the Codea app.