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 on iOS 8 / iPhone 6 (plus)

Maurice Zoliker 4 years ago in iPhone • updated by Steven Lu 4 years ago 16
Hello Alexander,

Are you planning to release an update to better support iOS 8?

The current version of Textastic seems to work on my brand new iPhone 6+, but I think it deserves an "optimized" version, to make the most of the extra pixels and extra screen surface :-).

Here are, in my opinion, some things that could be improved:
- Decrease font size/height in file-choosers, to be able to display more files
- Upper and lower menus could be made significantly smaller, to save valuable space
- Maybe have a landscape iPhone 6+ dedicated mode, with a mini file-chooser on the left and the edit pane on the right (like on the iPad version)
- In landscape mode, the extra icon line (above the keyboard) does not take all the available room, which could be improved either by adding extra icons, or by increasing their size (by the way, why not implement a fully customized keyboard, now that Apple accepts this?)
- In landscape mode, the file transfer screen could be made to fit entirely on one screen, especially on iPhone 6+

That's it for today, I hope this is not too much of a wishlist on a single message ;-).

Keep up the good work!

Kind regards,

Preview for Themes/ Specify syntax highlight colors?

Read Frost 6 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 0
I would love to be able to match the highlight colors to my desktop code editor so that I can eliminate any confusion. Also, while looking for a theme with similar colors I found it redundant to tap options, scroll to themes, select them, tap back, tap done, and then find that the theme I chose was not my favorite, and repeat. Still great app!

Good point.


Customize Additional Rows of Keys

Turing Eret 6 years ago in iPhone 0

The additional row of keys is very nice, but it would be great if you could configure them further for different languages. For example, in Haskell, I have little need for the ';', but a much greater need for ':', so it would make sense if that were the center character. Additionally, it'd be nice to have the ability to add character combinations in those additional keys. To use Haskell again, inserting "->" or "::" with a single keystroke would be very nice.

Under review

Insert Date Variable Into Template

jalim 2 years ago in iPhone • updated by Jeremy Quinn 4 weeks ago 2

It would be great if a you could use the date as a variable in a template. It could be useful in creating filenames that have date appended and also in inserting the date into the snippet itself. Something along the lines of %Y-%M-%D to achieve 2017-03-22


TextExpander Touch 2 Support

mr4js 6 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 0

I would like to see TextExpander Touch 2 Support on the iPhone.


Highlight/parse JavaScript with JSX Syntax

Ed Brannin 6 months ago in iPhone • updated 6 months ago 1

undo deleted files

khaled 7 months ago in iPhone 0

deleted file move to trash and u can undo or restore this files


Launcher Center Pro - Support

robert brennan 6 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 0

 Would it be possible to add integration/support for Launch Center Pro from AppCubby.  I know there is already a custom URL scheme, but it would be nice to have the icon.  And perhaps the ability to launch Textastic from a URL scheme, and copy the contents of the clipboard to a new file.


Thank you for an amazing piece of software.


Should remember scrolled position in settings

Jean-Philippe Leconte 6 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 0

If you change settings often (I often change tabs and word wrap), having to scroll back to the usually same setting is tiresome. Additionally, remembering the scrolled position in themes would also make it a lot faster to test them all.


Iphone code folding?

Tom Kelly 6 years ago in iPhone 0
Large docs require ways to reorganize sections. Iphone code folding? Outline rearrange? Thanks. Cut and paste doesn't cut it.