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!
SverxV 2 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 2
I really like to use your program. But not rarely need to open the code written on the PC in the program in which there is Russian text written on the PC 866 in the encoding when you open it in your program text unfortunately distorts that very uncomfortable ... Dear developers please add in 866 Russian Textastic I'm sure the encoding of the Russian users will be very grateful to you.
P.S. Sorry for my bad English.
David Edson 4 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1
long lines show as garbled characters for textastic on iphone 4 running ios 7.0.2
email me and ill send screenshot
Michel Tilman 5 years ago in iPad • updated 5 years ago 2

I use Textastic in combination with a small app that I open from within Textastic. The app uploads the file to a server, which processes the file and sends the results back to the app. From within the app I can switch back to Textastic. Changes I made to a file were reflected in the results. This was the case with IOS 5.1.1 on iPad 1. I recently switched to iOS 6.0.1 on iPad 4. Now it seems that Open In... from the toolbar button no longer works as before. Open In... from the list view seems to work, although it looks as if I have to wait a bit (10 seconds between saves?).



Adrian Hoe 6 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 4

I am a new user of Textastic and I am glad that it supports Ada. I love the app so far and I load my Ada codes on my iPad now I can read and/or write Ada codes wherever I go.

But I have some wishes and I hope the Textastic developer(s) can realize them.

1.) I wish that Textastic will allow user to customize background and font color. I have been working on black background with amber font color for many many years. I especially like keywords to be Red. This setting soothe my eyes (after many surgeries) very well.

2. I love block cursor. It is more visible to my traumatized eyes.

3. I wish that Textastic  will support Mercurial (and others like SVN etc.) repository check in/out. This will save the troubles transferring files to and from the Mac to check in/out to/from repository.

Thanks in advance for realizing my Textastic wishes. Please continue the good work.

keeka 5 years ago 0
Philip Nye 6 years ago 0
The quick upload feature of Textastic is very useful, However, it only seems to work for files which are downloaded individually. If I download a folder, the location information is lost so it is not possible to do a quick upload, either on the individual files, or on the folder as a whole. What woulds be most useful would be to sync either entire folders, or individual files with a remote location.
Peter Aisher 2 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 2
Replace all button does nothing in current version for iOS.

It has worked for me once but I wasn't able to reproduce it.
In order to speed up the replacement, Textastic uses a different code path when there are more than 15 strings to replace. Unforunately there is a bug in this code path in the latest version.

So, "Replace All" should work if you have less than 15 search results, but currently won't work if there are at least 15 search results.
Chris Luke 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 0

I'm using a bluetooth keyboard. If on the first line of a document I cursor-key upwards, the cursor does not move (naturally) and the displayed line number stays as one, as expected. However, it appears to count however many lines before the start I up-arrow to, since if I di it 7 times, I then need to press 'down' 7    times before the cursor starts moving again!

Version 4.3

This will be fixed in the next update

Raphael Sauvage 3 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 12 months ago 3
I bought this great software for my first gen iPad, and now I can't use it anymore. any chance of reporting a version that works on iOS 5?
James Lock 5 years ago in iPhone • updated 5 years ago 2

I can connect to several FTP servers except one (Which is the one i bought the app for).  After connecting and attempting to list or switch directories it shows the following in the log and alerts "'Transfer Error', Access denied to remote resource":


<= Recv header, 0000000021 bytes (0x00000015)

0000: 230 User logged in.

=> Send header, 0000000005 bytes (0x00000005)

0000: PWD

<= Recv header, 0000000031 bytes (0x0000001f)

0000: 257 "/" is current directory.

== Info: Entry path is '/'

=> Send header, 0000000009 bytes (0x00000009)

0000: CWD :21

<= Recv header, 0000000034 bytes (0x00000022)

0000: 550 The parameter is incorrect. 

== Info: Server denied you to change to the given directory

== Info: Connection #0 to host swp0001mgt.server-web.com left intact

== Info: Access denied to remote resource

I have tried leaving remote folder blank, entering / or specifying the remote folder but none work, still the same error.  I have tried different encodings (UTF8, ASCII etc, server is engligh language), active and passing etc.

Works perfectly fine on PC using Filezilla (v3.6.0.2) whether i specify remote root folder or not.

I was going to request a refund but it does look like a good app with support so i want to try this avenue first.