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!
+141
Chawki Jreige 6 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 10
Hi guys.  Great app.  How about adding a snippet library, though?  I think it's all that's missing for me to purchase & use.
+141
Completed
Steven King 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 37
Add more key sets and the ability to switch between them easily:

Outline key set:
- Add item (inserts new line and "- " at current tab level)
- Mark item complete (changes "-" to "X")
- Indent selected items (adds one tab level to currently-selected lines)
- Unindent selected items (removes one tab level on currently-selected lines)

C# key set:
- Change < > / \ keys to more commonly-used C# keys (; = | &)

Multiple key set pages:
- Change the left-most key to show the next key set page
- Allow multiple key set pages to be displayed on top of the keyboard in portrait mode

Customizable key set:
- Allow the user to determine which keys to display
Answer
Textastic 4.0 will have a new row of additional keys that allows you to enter all available special characters by swiping over them. This eliminates the need for configurable buttons.
+140
Planned
Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago • updated 5 years ago 6
Print syntax highlighted files directly from within the app.

This is possible with iOS 4.2.
+131
Under review
Noel Rappin 6 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 1
It'd be great if you could update an entire directory at once against a source, the way you can currently easily update a single file at once.
Answer
Interesting idea! I'll consider it.
+120
Under review
Matthew Cheok 7 years ago • updated by Gairlochan 3 years ago 21
In app source code compilation and viewing of console results using ideone.com API. Convenient for testing of simple bits of source code.
+112
Completed
Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago • updated 4 years ago 22
Add support for unzipping zip files (for example received as an email attachment and opened in Textastic).

Add support for zipping a directory or files and mailing them back.
Answer
Textastic does now support zip and unzip.
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Completed
Matt Meng 6 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 13
First off, thank you for the wonderful app. It truly is the best one on the App Store and most well thought out and implemented.

One frustration that I have with it, however, is switching between files that I'm currently using (think of them as open files, or files I am focused on). A normal IDE would have tabs to keep files accessible to the user. This application needs something to that effect.

A great implementation of tabs for this app, which would take up ANY space would be a very similar implementation of the Air Sharing apps navigational breadcrumb list ( see an example at http://cybernetnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/air-sharing.png ).

In that implementation, the user could click on the heading of the file that is located on the top bar in the middle (usually the filename). A list would then show up under the filename with "recently opened files" that the user simple has to tap to reopen. Also, a "close" mechanic should be supplied in case you want to remove it from your currently opened files.

Having this feature would really help me get more out of this already wonderful app and remove a major annoyance.

Edit - Fixed hyperlink.
Answer
In Textastic 3.0 you can bring up a list of recently used files by tapping on the name of the currently open file.

There's also a button to close the currently open file.

You can remove individual items from the list or clear the list.

This will be available in the next update.
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Completed
Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago • updated 6 years ago 29
Allow Textastic to connect to FTP servers to download and upload files directly from the app.
+101
Completed
Ryu 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 29
I am looking for a source code editor app for my iPhone.
I think Textastic is the best app that works on iOS 4 in this category.
Textastic iPhone version will be great.
Answer

Textastic 6 is a new universal app that works on both iPad and iPhone: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1049254261?ct=feedback&at=11lNQP&pt=15967&mt=8

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Completed
Juan Cristobal Pazos 6 years ago • updated by TBolt 8 months ago 23
It would be great if you implement zen-coding in your app for auto completion!
Answer

This has been added in Textastic 6.3!