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!

Synchronisation between IPad and iMAc

Thorsten Gessler 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

Hello Mr. Blach,

ich wrote some Javascript-Code with Textastic on my IPad an saved it locally. Because I really love working with Textastic I just bought Texastic for my iMac.

How can I synchronize the already written files between these two devices to go on

working on my iMac?

I read that all will work wonderful but I can't realize it. Is there an manual?

Please help.

Thank you very much



Under review

Longer tab widths

Ted Chew 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 1
It seems the tab width currently tops out at 8, but this is insufficient for certain programming languages. Assembly languages in particular can have instructions of more than 7 characters. That means the instruction arguments will no longer line up in a column making the code difficult to read. I use a tab width of 12 in those cases, though ideally, it would be possible to enter any width within reason

How do you delete topics on this feedback forum?

charleslehnen 2 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 1

I realized the last topic I posted wasn't an issue. Is there a way to delete posts on this forum from an iPad?


Save Remote Page in Browser

Nicholas Hoium 4 years ago in General • updated 4 years ago 2
Would love a way to open a webpage sent from Safari and then be able to save the source code via the embedded browsers. Other apps, like Readdle Documents, offer this functionality but aren't as nice to use to browse the code as this one. It would basically be taking the Open From Browser url scheme one step further.

Any plans to support Twig?

Mario Rodriguez 4 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1
It would be great to get support for the Twig template language.
Under review

Disable "." shortcut in iOS

Steve 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 3
When typing more than one space, it would be good to disable the iOS shortcut that adds a period/full stop.

Select whole variable names by default

John Sudduth 6 years ago in General 0

I've noticed that when I try to select a variable name with underscores in it, by default on one alphanumeric section of the variable is selected, and then I have to use the drag bars to select the whole variable name.  It would be more logical to select the whole variable name by default.  The file type I saw this with was VHDL--I'm not sure if it happens with other languages or not.

Under review

include a RSA private/public key generator

polarvogel 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 1
A one-click-solution for a RSA key Generator would be nice, with "Copy-to-clipboard"-button for The Public key
Under review

Why does Textastic remove three bytes from equivalent MS Notepad built text file? (Don't remove byte order mark (BOM) on save if it exists)

Jeff MacKinnon 3 years ago in General • updated 3 years ago 6
I have a large text file (consisting of HTML and JavaScript) which was created with Windows Notepad using Unicode UTF-8 encoding, and then uploaded to my Web server. Textastic downloads it (via FTP), resulting in a file on my iPad of the exact same size as the original. Textastic reports it correctly as having Unicode (UTF-8) Encoding, Windows (CRLF) Line Endings, and HTML Syntax Definition.

However, once I force Textastic to save the file (by modifying one character, for example), the resulting file is three bytes shorter than the original. Visual inspection of the befoure-and-after files (in Notepad) reveals no differences (same number of lines, with an apparent carriage return / line feed after the last line.

Why? What three bytes are being removed from the file?
Under review

sudo for certain files

Leonardo Galli 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 1
I sometimes need to change for example the php.ini file, but I disabled the root login via ssh. So I would like to see an option like "upload with sudo" overwriting the existing file and prompting password / touch id.