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!
Under review

Universal app?

Jason 6 months ago in iPhone • updated 6 months ago 2

So I  purchased and downloaded textastic  for the iPad while ago and now I'm trying to download the app for iPhone but it says that I haven't purchased it. Can anyone help? 


Please add the Chinese support!

YoLLe 8 months ago in iPhone 0

Please add the Chinese language support!




un4gvn 9 months ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 9 months ago 3

Won't open .tex files? Ouch!

Under review

Google Drive file uploading

beaboutclayton 10 months ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 10 months ago 1

Mostly I have only been programming in C++ and just bought Textastic to look over and edit my code. Only problem is that I cannot access .cpp files. Uploading them into a folder on Google drive is no problem, but accessing them via the app isn't working. I converted some files to .txt and they would work. Let me know if there is a solution.


I couldn't see svn diff .

Jpf 11 months ago in iPhone 0

The text is visualised without syntax highlight

Could you resolve this issue please.

I like the app, but without this feature is very unuselees for me

I'm setting diff in the syntax parsing and I'm testing different UI , but I can't do it works


Under review

Do no use third party Keyboard

Chamiu_IT 12 months ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 12 months ago 1

I installed ATOK for iOS.

Textatic do not display keyboard. I do not input.


Cursor Has Delay When Pressing Around

foreyez 1 year ago in iPhone • updated 1 year ago 0

I've noticed that when I press around a document the cursor does not immediately go to its spot. There's about a 200ms delay.

1. Click somewhere on your document, the keyboard will be shown.

2. Now just press around in different areas of the document, you'll see there's a 200ms delay or so from the time that you press to the time that the cursor goes to that position.

This doesn't happen in iOS 'Notes' for example, where the cursor moves immediately as you press.


Console error log

Нездешний 1 year ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 2

an example of code that works in textastic 5.3.1, but gives an error in the console in the 6.3 version

<!DOCTYPE html>

<meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, user-scalable=no, minimal-ui">

<p>Click the button to open an output stream in a new window, add some text, then close the output stream.</p>

<button onclick="myFunction()">Try it</button>

function myFunction() {
var w = window.open();
w.document.write("<h1>Hello World!</h1>");


Under review

edit files in Dropbox

jwoolson 1 year ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 1

I want to be able to open and save Dropbox files. Also want to move files from Local or iCloud to Dropbox. I can't do that now.


Touch ID

Jan Rüter 1 year ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 1

Have old and new version of app: touch ID is endless loop. Recognizes touch but reappears Have to type in password to get into app.