Under review

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

Jason Marsh 7 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 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 :)

Under review

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

Per 11 months ago in iPad updated by MattY 11 months 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.

Under review

Font selection like in Ulysses app

Marek 3 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 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

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Add shortcut for copy, cut and paste

Guy Ozery 7 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 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,



Selecting text without keyboard.

Pavel Nikolajev 7 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 1

When I select text and keyboard is hidden I can only "copy" and "select all". 

I would prefer to have "cut" option as well. Maybe even all the same options as when keyboard is shown.


Under review

Extra keys remain displayed with BT keyboard and virtual keyboard is split

Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago in iPad updated 5 years ago 6

Bug report from a customer: Extra keys remain displayed on iPad (should disappear) when using a bluetooth external keyboard *and* virtual keyboard is split (no problem when virtual keyboard is not split). Thanks!

Under review


jknesek 1 year ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 1


Sorry if this has been answered a million times before but I just recently started coding on an iPad instead of a computer and I decided to get this app. It says it has an ssh but I can only get to file transfers. How can I get the terminal open to run my programs, or can this not do that? Thanks :)


drag and drop ios 11

douglas 2 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 months ago 1

I'm just wondering if I'm doing something wrong?  Should I be able to drag a .js file from the ios11 files app into textastic?  Is this integration planned but not here yet?  thanks!

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Quick open a file

Rahoul Baruah 2 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 10

If I open a git repo via Working Copy (or maybe in the future if I mount an SFTP folder - maybe via Transmit?) - is there any chance of something similar to TextMate/Sublime/Atom's Cmd-T function (or the Ctrl-P plugin in Vim)?

So I can type in part of a filename and it locates all matches within that directory and I can pick the one I want. As I do a lot of Rails work I often have to jump between different files in different parts of the tree - so being able to search aviecustinde which then matches to app/views/customers/index.html.erb is a massive time saver.


Epub zipping

waynewongrj 3 years ago in iPad 0


I use Textastic regularly, and I’m a big fan.

Lately, I have been working on EPUB files, which need to be zipped in a particular way, with the mimetype file remaining uncompressed. Details are discussed here:

ePub Zip/Unzip AppleScript application for Mac OS X

This complex EPUB zipping currently requires me to use a Mac/PC app or command line to accomplish it. However, if Textastic could build it in as an action that could be performed on a folder like regular zipping, then Textastic could be used as a basic EPUB code editor on an iOS device. That would be great for those who need to edit the code of an EPUB when a Mac/PC is not available. It would also make Textastic even more unique in the App Store!