I would like to say this would be a killer feature for me. Every time I switch branch in my source control system, I need to effectively download the entire tree again, to make sure that all local files are up to date, new files are added and old files are removed. Live editing means that I can be sure that what I am editing is exactly as it should be.
Let me give my opinion on the whole thing. I want live editing, but I also want the ability to download, want the ability to upload, and want the ability to create local files.
Let's say I'm going on a trip somewhere. I would not have internet access, so in my attempt to leave and work on a project without internet... I will download the whole folder of code to work on offline.
Let's say I'm not going somewhere without internet. Editing straight from the server will eliminate a lot of possible mistakes I might make. Such as not updating my local copy when I start working and forgetting to upload to the server.
Reason to keep local files is if I wanted to make a markdown note file on my iPad and wanted to keep it on my iPad. That is a good reason to keep it where you can have a local file.
That just says my outlook, take what you will... I would love to see this feature, but kinda like an add-on, not removing current features.
That's how I plan to implement this: as an additional feature so that you can still work with Textastic as you are used to.
I also support this very much. I still gave the app 5 stars, but this is my number one feature request.
This is a MUST.
I would really appreciate this feature. However, I rather prefer local edition with automatic sync similarly to other apps ( for instance PlainText).
Yes! Please! Live editing would be so nice. Other than that it's a pretty cool app.
I just want to be able to edit files that are stored in Dropbox. It seems with Textastic, I have to download, edit, and then upload again --- pretty painful
absolutely needed feature
Also would like to see this feature implemented. Would make workflow that much easier.
Since this feature is requested 5 years ago, is there any plan/chance to get current information if this is planned to be added?
I had started working on it quite a while ago, but didn't finish. I do want to implement it for Textastic 7 along other major improvements, but didn't yet change the status from "Under review" to "Planned" because there are other things I need to finish first.
Just adding to the chorus; this is extremely important and I think it kicks the editor into a whole new class when I can quickly edit remotely. No pressure, just adding my voice to this conversation to let you know it's important to me. I actually have few reasons to want to edit code locally
Yes, this is planned for a future update.
This is great news! I keep my fingers crossed for quick progress on this feature.
I would love the choice of being able to edit files live. Some files I only want to make very minor changes to so copying down, editing and then pushing to live is too much hassle.
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