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!
+4

Http server instead of plain webview

Dave Mackintosh 6 years ago in General 0

It would be great if you could implement something like cocoa http server instead of using a file path so when we're building web pages we can use the likes of less, angular, backbone which all currently won't work because of being a file path protocol and not a local web server.


To clarify further, having this ability also gives us the opportunity to have something similar to Codea's "Aircode" and to run Ajax requests in page, it will throw a security error at the moment because of not being a http protocol.

+4

Use the new Dropbox sync API

Maurizio Manuguerra 6 years ago in General • updated by Rostislav Raykov 6 years ago 2

That would make sync painless for both the devs and the users.

+3

Support for Multicursor (as seen in Sublime, Atom, VSCode)

ccssmnn 6 months ago in General 0

I would love to see Multicursor functionality similar to the one available in Sublime, Atom or VSCode. They improve productivity a lot and save a lot of double/triple typing or search and replace processes.

+3

Highlight current line

jangelsb 7 months ago in General 0

Similar to Sublime text, it would be awesome to have an option highlight the current line of which the cursor is on (color would be based on the theme) 

+3

Autocomplete based on text in document

jangelsb 7 months ago in General 0

Similar to Sublime Text, it would be awesome if when you typed it would suggest/ autocomplete based on other words in the current document. 

+3

Code Minimap (syntax highlighting would be a bonus)

BenjaminDSmithy 2 years ago in General 0

I would love to see a code minimap with syntax highlighting support make its way to Textastic especially for use on my iPad Pro 12.9inch 2nd-gen.


This will bring your app one step closer to desktop counterparts (Atom, Sublime, Visual Studio Code, etc.) and I’m sure will make a lot of power users who wish to stay mobile very happy :)

+3
Under review

syntax highlighting for taskpaper

stz 2 years ago in General • updated by boegh 2 months ago 3

thanks for this app! are there any plans for syntax highlighting for taskpaper? would be perfect working on files from taskpaper mobile. 

+3

WebDAV Server File Upload Feature Request

Dossjb 3 years ago in General • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 5

It would be great to be able to upload a file from another device to the Textastic App directly using the WebDAV server. FTP On The Go Pro has this feature but Textastic is a way better editor.


Thanks!

Dossjb

Answer

This is already possible if both devices are in the same Wifi network:

  • on device A, start Textastic's WebDAV server: https://www.textasticapp.com/v6/manual/lessons/Starting_the_WebDAV-Server.html
  • on device B, use Textastic's WebDAV client to connect to the WebDAV server on device A:
    • tap on the file transfer button (globe icon)
    • tap on the "+" button and choose "WebDAV Connection"
    • enter the WebDAV url of device A and enter the user name and password
    • tap Done
    • connect to the WebDAV server and navigate to the target folder
    • select the local files you want to upload
    • tap the Upload button

I hope this helps

+3
Under review

XML Namespaces and XSD Code Completion / Autocomplete

Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago in General • updated 7 years ago 3

Scenario

Right now I am learning XML and trying to create a schema for Balsamiq (unofficial schema for my workflow), but I have to fire up VS 2012 RTM on my laptop and I need to constantly flip between a schema that works with intellisense and one that still has issues, not to mention having a tutorial page open to learn the specs.  As I have described, you can imagine I have limited visibility of either schema, which means I need to constantly adjust the size of the window panes.  This has another problem, there is no scrolling synch (unlike Word 2007-2013), which makes it extremely difficult to spot differences.


Why do I still use this method?

Intellisense is the reason, being allowed to reference known Schemas makes my job a little easier.


Suggestion

1.  Add ability to reference Schemas, so that autocomplete works with XML and other XML related languages (XAML, YAML, XSL, XSLT, etc).

2.  Add ability to store custom Schemas and reference them with other Schemas.

3.  Implement a synchronized scrolling feature that allows users to spot differences between 2 documents (similar to the Notepad++ diff plugin or Word 2010 if you want to wait to add diff).


(feature request copied from an email by Jon Edlund)

+3

Please: Textastic for Windows

Konstantin A. Kolosov 5 years ago in General 0
First of all, thank you for a great app! I have both an iPhone & an iPad versions and I'm really happy. You have put so much effort and dedication into Textastic, went through all those customer's requests and implemented the best ideas to make this app as awesome as it is, and as a customer I really appreciate it.Well, can you please go one step further and let people like me who don't care much for Macs still use your great application on Windows?