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jknesek 2 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years 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 :)


Keyboard shortcut to move current selection up/down

scottstamile 2 years ago in iPad updated by Anthony Mays 3 weeks 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

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Export code as pdf with syntax highlighting

robin.g.kim 3 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years 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!


drag and drop ios 11

douglas 3 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year 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 3 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 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.


Find and replace in a whole project

Giacomo Lawrance 4 years ago in iPad updated by benjamino 1 year ago 1

It would be great if you could replace certain code with edited code in the whole project


Epub zipping

waynewongrj 4 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!


Guys, please make the jump and give us WYSIWYG editing

Peter Payne 8 years ago in iPad updated by StefanD. 2 years ago 1

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.


Integrating mySQL/DB autocomplete/suggest support

Billy Griffiths 8 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 8 years ago 1

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. 


An organiser for saving regex snippets.

Aboutime Today 8 years ago in iPad 0

Great product and having regex is indispensible. Would be even more brill if had an organiser to save regex snippets for re use.