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!

Textastic should not be an "Open In" option for PDF files

8track 6 years ago • updated by Tobias Steinke 6 years ago 7
Please remove this annoying feature since it prevents me from using "Open In" for more suitable PDF apps. (iOS limits each file type to 10 apps.)

Logging to troubleshoot WebDAV?

-10343 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 0

I'm having trouble connecting to my cubby.com via WebDAV (which works OK with other clients). 

I know WebDAV implementations have their vaguaries, and you're not going to be able to check compatibility with every server out there.

If WebDAV connections could be logged (perhaps via email, or to a folder accessible via the built-in WebDAV server), it might help to know who to follow up with (in this case, you or cubby.com).



How can I bring up the cursor navigation wheel?

Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago • updated 6 years ago 0

There's a screenshot on the App Store showing a control to move the cursor and change text selection.


You can show the cursor navigation wheel by tapping on the editor with two fingers.


App did not respect setting for Location based services

Michael Staatz 5 years ago in iPad • updated 5 years ago 5


on iPad, when I start local preview of a file then the sign for localizing appears in the top.

When I start safari or other apps that have a local preview mode that would not happen.




WebDAV upload

JanBinkiewicz 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 2

I can not upload any files on WebDAV svn reposiory. If I try upload modified file progress bar shows 100% but window is still. 


file time cross check annd auto sysnc for dropbox

jeremybass 6 years ago 0
It's a pain to have to down load whole folders worth of code for just that are scattered through out. An auto update with a file time cross check would see to be a handily and frustration reliever

fit to page width, height doesn't work correctly on multi pages pdf.

Duc 7 years ago • updated 7 years ago 2
If I zoom in on a particular pdf page, then hit fit to page width, last page of pdf appears leaving me to scroll back to previously viewed page. Happens 10 out of 10 times. Same thing happens with fit to page height. My pdf is a school book btw so it has like 900 pages.

Not refreshing / CSS, Javascript and Images are cached on iOS 5 / Preview doesn't get updated

Carlos M. Torres 6 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 5
The iPad app was working with no problems. Now after the update to iOS5 it doesn't refresh to show the changes in the CSS. Am I the only one having this issue?

This is an issue in iOS 5. I will fix it in the next update.

This is fixed for Textastic 3.1.

How do I find the device id (UDID) of my iPad?

Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago • updated 7 years ago 0
1. Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes.

2. Select your your device in iTunes. Select the Summary tab.

3. Click on the Serial Number black label. It doesn’t look like something you can click on, unfortunately, making this more of a “hidden feature”. Serial Number will turn into Identifier (UDID).

4. Unfortunately this is another non-intuitive step. After you see Identifier (UDID) displayed, copy it to your OS clipboard with Ctrl-C (Windows) or Command-C (Mac). And here’s the subtle trick…

Most people try to highlight the UDID - which is almost the universally recognized way to copy something - but for some reason Apple decided to make this unable to be selected. You can’t highlight it. Just hit Ctrl-C or Command-C on this screen and trust that it’s copied to your OS clipboard. Now open an email or a text editor and paste in the clipboard contents. You now have your iPhone device ID.