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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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 ?

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Tom Livingston 2 years ago in iPad 0
It's a bit nerve wracking to wonder if a file is saved, especially after a lot of time spent working. It would be nice to have an indicator showing when a file is saved or saving, or a way to manually save a file - a button or icon to click
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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.

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Fri13 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 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

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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.
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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?

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ANDREW HUGHES 5 years ago in iPad • updated 5 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.

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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. 

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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