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!

Support for .master and .scss / .sass file extension

James Lock 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1


Built int support for DotNET .master files (same as aspx) would be great, as well as .scss and .sass files.  I currently have downloaded some 3rd party textmate bundles to do this, but would be great to have in-built support.



Under review

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

Per 2 weeks ago in iPad • updated by MattY 2 weeks 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


jknesek 3 months ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 months 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 :)


How i can get rails snippet in Textastic

Jean Carlo Schechnner 5 months ago in iPad 0

I wanna have snippets like TextMate, it’s possible

Under review

Distraction free mode

minoskt 8 months ago in iPad • updated 8 months ago 2


Your iOS editor is amazing and by far the best in iOS.

I was wandering if it would be possible to support a “Distraction Free Mode”, similar to what Sublime has in macOS. I use Textastic for Latex writing in iOS and would be perfect if you could limit the max column size allowed and keep the text in the middle of the screen.

Thank you

Under review

Preview HTML while editing (In a split view - not full screen)

Adamitude 9 months ago in iPad • updated 9 months ago 8

Currently I edit HTML on my iPad split view and open the same Dropbox file in textastic and Dropbox and use Dropbox to see a live refresh of what I’m doing. It’s great but not perfect as there is a delay. Would be nice if textastic could do both, as it merely shows a preview in full screen. Thanks!

Under review

Export code as pdf with syntax highlighting

robin.g.kim 10 months ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 10 months ago 1

it would be great to have a convert as pdf feature with syntax highlighting since i would love to export a piece of code to notability or so markup app to read and hand write on it!

Under review

Support OneDrive for Business and/or Sharepoint via WebDAV

rolfgroeneveld 1 year ago in iPad • updated by Hexin 11 months ago 3

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?


Downloaded files to retain last modified date time as in server

Chee-Siong Yee 5 years ago in iPad 0

Downloaded files to retain last modified date time as in server


Flag if uploaded file would overwrite a newer file

Nigel 3 years ago in iPad • updated by Jon Diercks 2 years ago 2

I work on two systems, iPad and Mac. Sometimes I have files on the iPad edited and uploaded and the same file, unedited, on Textwrangler, Mac. I occasionally forget to check files and overwrite the newer file on the server. Dohhhh.