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

google drive "No Folder Target Selected"

Anthony 2 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 1

Can't add folders from google drive (including children folders). Not gonna lie, I'm returning this app until it works. First-time user installing the app. Right now using 2-factor authentication (able to successfully sign in) and 100GB subscription to Google drive.

Not a bug

Can not open .php from OneDrive

Kane 2 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 2

I was all excited when I saw OneDrive as option from which to open files. However after tapping Open and navigating through the OneDrive directory, and selecting the file, the app just returns to the main screen and the file never appears anywhere

Under review

Bottom symbol menu disappears occasionally after upgrade to iOS 10

sng 2 years ago in iPhone • updated 2 years ago 3

after upgrading to iOS 10, occasionally the menu of symbols at the bottom of the screen disappears (the menu for connecting to a remote site, file properties etc). It reappears if you close and relaunch the app

Under review

I updated to iOS 10 today and my fingerprint password for Textastic isn't working (keeps cycling).

tholaday 2 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 1

I am not using Textastic 6. Didn't see the point in paying for an upgrade. But now I can't access any of my files! Help.

Under review

Transformations like Textmate

Нездешний 3 years ago in iPhone • updated 3 years ago 4

Does Textastic supports transformations?


Cannot link Dropbox in Textastic 6

aminnii 3 years ago in iPhone • updated 3 years ago 2

After I login to Dropbox in Textastic 6 successfully, it still displays as "Not linked"


Under review

Arduino binary value not syntax highlighted

BartmanEH 3 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 1

First of all, great program :-)

Minor bug: binary values that start with a B are not recognized in Arduino syntax and are not being coloured as a value like decimal and 0x hex values are.


I can't connect to AmazonEC2 with privatekey in SFTP and error message "No remote file found

Shaw Sawai 6 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 1
iOS Texstastic can't connect AmazonEC2 site with private key by SFTP and showed error message "No remote file found". While no problem with iPad in same setting. What's wrong?wrong?

popup text select every time

Toshiharu Moriyama 6 years ago in iPhone 0
I use Japanese for iPhone .
Type Japanese is always pop up text selector.

thank you.


MathML in HTML (or Markdown) can't Send As Message in iOS 6

Aslak Raanes 6 years ago in iPhone 0

This isn't actually only a Textastic-bug, since the same thing happens in some other Markdown-implementations (Daily One, Byword). In Texstastic the same thing also happens when using MathML in HTML.

Something like this (and more complex MathML) looks good in HTML-preview iOS 6:

<!doctype html>
<title>Trigging MathML in HTML iOS bug</title>

but it isn't possible to Send As Message. The send email dialog just disapears and goes back to editor mode. It works on my iPad with iOS 5 (but the preview doesn't look as good).