Under review

Keep ssh sessions alive

Cim 11 months ago in iPad updated by Vadas Daniel 9 months ago 6

I’ve checked the app settings and found nothing on there. Any way to keep the sessions alive?


Sync connections between devices.

Don 3 years ago in iPad 2

Makes all the servers I connect to available on all my devices without recreating them manually. My connections change often, as do my devices depending on my travel and expected locations. Delete a server connection and it deletes on all devices. Create a server connection and it shows on all devices.

I use “>Prompt 2” by Panic, Inc. for command line work on servers. All connections are synced between devices automatically.


Optionally show symbols list in left hand pane

Jan Jakob Bornheim 9 years ago in iPad 0

It would be great to switch the content of the left hand pane to display the go-to symbols of the currently open file rather than the file list. I realise I can see the symbols list as a hover-over list by touching the symbol but if attached to the left pane it could be permanently open while I have the iPad in landscape mode. 

Under review

Have dark themes change the top bar that's visible during editor to be darker/user customizable.

Jason Marsh 8 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 8 years ago 0

Subject pretty much says it all, I think the app is great as it is but when using a dark theme the brightness of that lone bar up top is a bit distracting - perhaps it could be adjusted in tone or something?  Thanks :)


Enable "Open in Textastic..." prompt from within Files app for .Rmd files

Leo 2 months ago in iPad updated by JD Fields 2 days ago 1

When viewing a regular Markdown file in the Files app, and after selecting Textastic from the share sheet once (which sets Textastic as the default app to open Markdown files in), an "Open in Textastic..." prompt will appear in the upper right of the file preview in the Files app.

This would be great to enable for .Rmd files (and basically any other text file extension) because it would streamline my workflow of searching for a file in the iOS Spotlight, then being able to click that prompt to open the file quicker than having to go find and open Textastic first, click "Open..." and find the file.

This might be a limitation with iOS Files though, I'm not sure, because the iOS Files app displays text preview of .md files whereas it does not for .Rmd files.

Under review

Please support “trackpad” functionality on iPad with external keyboard to select text and navigate document

Per 2 years ago in iPad updated by MattY 2 years ago 3

Using an iPad with a physical keyboard with Textastic is really powerful. It would become even more powerful if you can use the touchscreen as a trackpad to navigate documents and select text. This is possible in iOS 12. Check out this tweet for details.


Would love this!

This should be possible to make work when using the iOS text APIs.


Keyboard shortcut to move current selection up/down

scottstamile 3 years ago in iPad updated by Anthony Mays 8 months ago 1

Some text exitors have the ability to move the current line or selection up or down using the keyboard. This has many used, for reordering blocks or lines.

A number of mac apps including sublime text and omnioutliner use the shortcut cmd + ctl + up/down

Under review

Support OneDrive for Business and/or Sharepoint via WebDAV

rolfgroeneveld 3 years ago in iPad updated by Hexin 2 years ago 7

I just found out that some apps (e.g. Goodreader) allow users to access their OneDrive for Business by inserting the Sharepoint URL in WebDAV. So far I can’t get it to work in Textastic. I get an error message “Error 403”. Am I missing something?

Under review

Font selection like in Ulysses app

Marek 5 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

Please take a look how font selection works in the Ulysses app on iPad. Without any problem I can use there my favorite monospace font 'Operator' http://www.typography.com/blog/introducing-operator I would like to have this possibility in Textastic as well. Please make it possible to choose any font from ones installed on iPad. Many thanks

Under review

Add shortcut for copy, cut and paste

Guy Ozery 8 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 5


First of all, I downloaded your app couple of month ago but only now started working with it and its great!

One really annoying thing I encounter many time is the ability to copy paste selections. 

The main problem is if I use the arrows to move in the code I then long press on the text in order to receive the copy paste dialog, many time I miss the exact location and start all over again. 

You have many useful shortcuts above the keyboard but copy, paste and cut in my opinion is the most important one. 

As programmers we always copy and paste code from place to place. 

Please consider adding those shortcuts somewhere... maybe on the floating control (even if real-estate is the concern, add it as a possibility in the configuration... It can save so much time and effort when programming on the iPad without external keyboard) 

Many thanks,