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!

AirPlay Support

j 4 years ago in General 0
It would be great to see some sort of enhanced AirPlay mirroring support for Textastic iOS. Some apps have the ability to change what you see on the iOS device screen when mirroring is turned on. This would allow Textastic to take advantage of the larger (TV) screen's real estate while using the iOS device for controls/keyboard only. Maybe this could allow for multiple editing panels (ie HTML and CSS side-by-side)?

Please add Julia to the list of supported languages

Richard Bailey 4 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 4
Lots of users - this would be very much appreciated!
Excellent app, by the way!!

7zip (7z) Support would be great!

Vitr 6 years ago in General • updated by kerrymanam 2 years ago 0
Please allow unzipping 7zip (.7z) files

Gesture cursor movement

György Mérei 6 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 4
It would be very useful if we can move the cursor with gestures in the text area. Now the whole text area is scrolling, but it would be enough if only the right side trigger the scrolling and the remaining area can be used for moving the cursor in 4 directions.
Maybe a "to top", "to bottom" feature can be helpful too to work with long texts.

"One tap to edit" feature, to allow users edit their FTP files on-line

Guilherme Madaleno 5 years ago in General 0

For security, Textastic could cache opened files in local storage.

While browsing in FTP server, tapping in a single button right in the file name would open it for instant edit. So, user would make any changes and then, tapping in "Save" button, that opened file would be instantly uploaded, without confirmations, easily and faster.

That feature are present in many SDKs and similar softwares like Coda (i use that one), and I really wish Textastic could have this feature soon!

Your app is amazing, Alexander!



Macro definition

Graeme Ambler 5 years ago in General • updated by Luke Mason 2 years ago 3

Just started using textastic and it really is a great app, with well thought out and beautifully implemented features.  The one thing it is missing which makes it unsuitable for anything other than small projects or minor edits is the inability to define and then use macros by recording a sequence of keystrokes/searches/etc and then allowing these to be repeated by selecting the macro.  Even the ability to define a single macro quickly in this way can help speed things up, and the ability to save a few can transform the editing experience.


C# code completion / auto complete

Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago in General • updated by Marsh Poulson IV 5 years ago 1

Missing Entries

1.  Usings, as well as corresponding assemblies

2.  class, as well as default snippets, such as ctor and #region (need these badly)

(feature request copied from email by Jon Edlund)


Ability to view or download the source code from a GitHub project

Diego Barros 5 years ago in General • updated 5 years ago 4

It would be nice to be able to use Textastic to read source code from GitHub projects. Either live online, or better yet, be able to download the source code from a project to your iOS device.


Ability to edit any file extensions from Files app in iOS11

Walid 6 months ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 months ago 6

a lot of file extensions are not associated or having the option to open them with textastic app using Files/iCloud/OneDrive/etc..

Please add the ability to edit any text based file extension from there. 


Add support for clojurescript extensions to clojure syntax highlighting

Paul Gowder 2 years ago in General 0

This is a real easy request. Syntax highlighting doesn't appear to work for Clojurescript files. But the syntax is exactly the same as Clojure (the only difference is one is hosted on Java, the other on JavaScript), so all you'd have to do is turn on Clojure syntax highlighting for extensions .cljs and .cljc in addition to .clj