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!


Erick Sanchez 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1
For switching quickly between files, example, I read a plist I created representing a default value array and I wanted to write it into code. Since its a large plist I need to switch back and forth from the file to the plist
Under review


Sean Luddeni 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 3
I think it would be great if you added support for PAWN. If it was added, I would purchase this app in a heartbeat. I use PAWN to work on SA:MP servers. 

adjust font size

Cindi Gay 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1
Can the font size on the ipad be adjusted?  I have poor eyesight and will have to enlarge the font.  A fallback solution is to buy the iphone app and then click 2x.  What do you recommend?


Multimarkdown table support broken

MultimarkdownGuy 4 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1
The following table should correctly render with column spanning in multimarkdown mode. It does not.

| Column 1 | Column 2 | Column 3 | Column 4 |
| -------- | :------: | -------- | -------- |
| No span | Span across three columns |||

Under review

Error: the file couldn't be opened

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

Using the latest version of Textastic for iPhone or iPad, the "recent files" list does not work for files from OneDrive.

Here is what I do:

- Open.. and find a file on onedrive - the file opens fine

- Go back to the menu and click on "Recent Files"

- select the file I just opened

- get an error "The file couldn't be opened".

If I go via the Open... link again and find the same file, I can open it again no problem.

I do find then that it now appears twice in the "Recent Files" menu - from the first attempt and now the second attempt, and neither of them work,


Would like to see your app in the share sheets for "working copy" app

Maury Hill 3 years ago in General • updated 3 years ago 2
Working copy is a source control app released about a week or two ago. It allows me to commit files to bit bucket and if your app was in their share sheet or displayed in the share sheets available to them, I could edit the files in your app instead of their crappy editor.
Not a bug

Javascript not working in preview

Michael Reynolds 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 3
My sample has 3 files: index.html, screen.css, and screen.js in the same directory. The preview shows my styled html but the javascript will not run. Checking firebug lite script>inspect screen.js shows in the dropdown but the script window says "Access to restricted URI denied". The javascript code runs when I export it using Dropbox elsewhere so I know it is accessible and working.

Python Interpreter

Karthik Maiya 4 years ago in General • updated by Stefan Scriba 4 years ago 3
It would be really cool if textastic doubled as an interactive python interpreter with a command line function and everything. Since python doesnt need compilation i believe it is possible. Thanks!

Where is the documentation for using the textastic:// URL scheme?

Gary V. Vaughan 5 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 6

I'd like to edit my pythonista source files in Textastic, but I can't find the specification for the URL scheme.

If it's not there already, any plans for http://x-callback-url.com/ support?  I'd love to send files to Textastic for editing, and then have them sent back to Pythonista afterwards...


Here's the documentation for the x-callback-url actions that will be supported in Textastic 4.4:



Lasso 9

Stefano Scarano 6 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 1

I would see Lasso 9 in the list of supported languages. In LassoSoft website, you can find language reference. Thank you Alexander, great app!