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Did you know there is NO iOS app that formats (specifically, Beautifies) HTML, CSS, etc? I
As the iPad is poised to become a laptop replacement, I'm hoping these features can be added to Textastic to make coding workflows much easier than having to copy and paste and visit a website to do it online....one file at a time.
I am developing simple HTML/CSS/PHP websites solely on my iPad Pro. The workflow is still not convenient, but it is possible. I hope my suggestions are useful.
Thank you, again, for the finest text editing app for iPad. I only use DraftCode because of my PHP development, but if not for that....Textastic would be my only app! I appreciate your efforts very much! Vielen dank!
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)
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.
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!
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.
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:
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!
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
I know I seem like a n00b by asking for this but there are NO good options for editing an existing HTML file in iOS. The reason I need to this is, I am a writer (not a HTML programmer) and need an environment where I can write my update posts and debug everything before it's uploaded as HTML to our website. Please give us this option? It would be greatly appreciated.
I've recently discovered Textastic for coding on to go. Something I would like to see (as a PHP purist) in future releases are database table autocompletes. As a developer working on various projects at the same time, I often get confused as to which table belongs to which project.
If I had the ability to specify a remote DB connection and have table names autocompleted (a local cached list might be a good idea) when writing SQL queries, that would really boost my productivity as I would no longer need to hop between apps.
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