Search and search/replace history

Pedro Brandao 8 years ago in General updated by Arsastronautica 4 months ago 3

Oftentimes you want to use a previously used regular expression; other times you might have been working on a complex regular expression and want to go back working on it; or perhaps you were searching for specific phrases and the app crashed before you could find what you wanted.  For these (and doubtless other) reasons, it would be very useful to have a history on the search and search/replace text fields.


Linked folder

Lingnan Dai 8 years ago in General updated by Jose Constela 3 years ago 3

The editor interface is great, but file creation flow for the remote server is too slow. We need to first create a file locally, then edit it, then upload manually onto the server. Why don't just support *Link* for folders? When I download a folder from a server, it should be linked to the remote server and any new files I add into the folder should just be automatically uploaded into the same folder in the server.


How about adding a php runtime just like kodiak?

Phpmavern 8 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 8 years ago 1

Add php runtime to allow running php scripts locally.  I have kodiak installed on my ipad which does just that. Textastic could benefit. 

Under review

Full-screen editing mode

Maury Hill 6 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 3
Would like a full screen editing mode which would be useful on the 6+. I would like all menu bars hidden top and bottom. Sort of what Safari does when browsing.

iOS 13: Unable to select a folder using “Open File or Folder”

George Bougakov 1 year ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 13

On iOS 13 you can no longer select external folders in the standard  UIDocumentPickerViewController

My proposed fix

1. Separate the “Open file or folder” button into an “Open file” button and “Open folder” button

2. Do not do anything with the “Open file” button. Everything works fine already.

3. When user taps “Open folder” button, present a document picker initialized with 

UIDocumentPickerViewController(documentTypes: [kUTTypeFolder as String],
                                   in: .open)

BTW, there’s actually a tutorial from Apple about providing access to directories here


Autocomplete based on text in document

jangelsb 2 years 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. 


Elm support (to catch up with Working Copy)

Stephen C 3 years ago in General 0

Now that Working Copy has built-in Elm syntax highlighting, I’ve stopped using Textastic. The instructions for installing external syntax highlighting is weak (including in the PDF). Even if we could just point to a Github repository for a .tmbundle, it seems that the Elm versions assume elm-format to be installed, which makes them incompatible with Textastic on iPad and iPhone.


Ability to edit any file extensions from Files app in iOS11

Walid 3 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years 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. 


Support for HCL (Hasicorp Configuration Language)

Kevin Kirkpatrick 3 years ago in General updated 3 years ago 0

"HCL (HashiCorp Configuration Language) is a configuration language built by HashiCorp. The goal of HCL is to build a structured configuration language that is both human and machine friendly for use with command-line tools, but specifically targeted towards DevOps tools, servers, etc."


Under review

Support for 1Password

StuFF mc 4 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1

When I add a new FTP I'd like to be able to use 1Password.