When does Textastic close an SFTP connection

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

It'd be helpful to know when Textastic closes an SFTP connection once you're done with a task. When you switch away from an app. Force it to close? Put the iPad to sleep?


Connections are closed after each file transfer (upload/download). If you are just browsing directories, the connections are kept open to speed up the process.

You can set the maximum amount of concurrent connections in the connection's settings screen - the default is 3.


Expanding a snippet sometimes does not refresh current line

Maurice Zoliker 7 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 0
Sometimes, when I expand a suggested snippet, the current line is not updated. To see the modifications, I need to go up to that line and type something for the entire line to get refreshed.

Could you please do something? Thanks!

Occurs on iPad Mini iOS 6.1.3 & iPad Mini Retina iOS 7.0.3

Solaris only sftp access to the file name does not appear.

Eungsang Kim 8 years ago in iPad updated 8 years ago 2

FreeBSD, Linux sftp connection to display the file name is no problem.

Solaris only, no name will not be displayed.

I'm using Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.

With sftp access using other apps on the iPad, the file name looks normal.

What should I do?

Attached to the screen capture.


problem replacing character with accented character using BT keyboard

Urban Kravjanský 8 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 8 years ago 3

When replacing selected character (or group of characters) with accented character using bluetooth keyboard, accent alone replaces the selection and following character is selected. If I continue writing, this selected character is replaced with accented version of last entered character.

For example if I want to change word "banan" into "banán" by selecting second "a", I will end up with word "ban'á".

Version 4.3

Will be fixed in the next update.


Adding a termianl to test java code

Hunter Cheramie 6 years ago in iPad 0
It would be nice to have a way to test out java code using a small internal terminal 

Is there comming a new Update?

Marino Schmid 8 years ago in iPad updated 8 years ago 2

ENGLISH: Is there comming a new Update?

Deutsch: Kommt ein neues Update? Wenn ja ist ein Termin bekannt?


Will textastic open and allow edits to .xsd files on the ipad?

Chris Beattie 7 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 1
Not a bug

Cannot download after first file

Ken Allen 7 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 2
Defined the FTP connection to my web site and was able to download, edit and upload one file, but now when I open the FTP connection it shows the list of files, but selecting one does not enable the Download option! I have tried several times, even quitting the app and launching it again. 
Under review

Problem with iPad Pro

Bob Lewis 5 years ago in iPad updated by Tahin Syed 4 years ago 4

While the app works beautifully on the iPad Air, it does not perform equally on the iPad Pro.

When I attempt to "Open" a file that resides in a cloud drive (Google, One Drive, etc.), I get an error message: "Failed to launch 'Google Drive' The document picker 'Google Drive' failed to launch (0)."

This same error message pops up regardless of the drive or app I attempt to access.

I can select a file from my Google Drive app and "Open in" Textastic successfully, but can't "Open" from the drive.


Why does the Editor change file extensions?

Rolf Lochbühler 9 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 9 years ago 3

I have Dropbox sync a .bib (BibTeX) file, since I'd like to be able to edit it on various devices. I assume the proper workflow is to open the file in Textastic using the menu in the Dropbox app. But when I do so, Textastic creates a copy of the file and also renames it to .a4d. Is this behavior intended?