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!

An organiser for saving regex snippets.

Aboutime Today 6 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.


Margin settings

Gary Bloom 6 years ago in iPad 0

Margin settings would make Textastic for IPad into an excellent general purpose editor. Currently, the text lines are too long for ease of editing an essay. My hack is to set Inconsolita for 30 pt, and zoom in to get margins and readable  text. Also, margins leave space to leave the navigation wheel up.


Can you add support for Texpad API?

Ramon Figueroa-Centeno 5 years ago in iPad 0

Can you add support for Texpad API to typeset TeX files?

See https://www.texpadapp.com/blog.


Would be great to be able to link the preview button to a specific file. E.g. index.html when working on

lettan 6 years ago in iPad • updated 6 years ago 2
Would be great to be able to link the preview button to a specific file. E.g. .html file when working on.js / .css in a sub-directory.

Pretty darn cool app.


Update for iPad Pro Resolution

Kyle Bareis 3 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 3 years ago 2

I bought Textastic but all of the fonts look just slightly blurry and bit larger than they need to be. It seems as if the app has not been updated for the iPad Pro yet. Could you please so I can take advantage of the size of the screen

Under review

Bugs about opening file

SailFlorve 2 months ago in iPad • updated 2 months ago 2

Hello! When I select "open" in Textastic, there's no "select" on the top right, until I installed Working Copy(See attachments). So if not, I cannot choose folders in other apps. But I have Documents by readdle and OneDrive. Why do not show "select" when not installing Working Copy? Is it a bug or pretend to?

Under review

ESCape key in SSH terminal with external keyboard (Apple Keyboard)

sylvoie 3 months ago in iPad • updated by Andrei 3 months ago 3

First, I want to thank you for version 7 of Textastic. It’s the best editor on iPad, and I like it.

I use Textastic’s SSH terminal that is very good. My only concern is the ESC key with an external keyboard. Sometimes, I need to use VI to edit a file. I don’t use the additional keys bar, this bar take too much space on screen. I don’t have an ESC key on my external keyboard.

I used an other SSH terminal before version 7. I was using a very cool fonctionnality where to ESCape in VI, you only have to touch the screen two times with one finger. Is-it possible to add something like that in SSH terminal to ESC?



Keyboard shortcut to move current selection up/down

scottstamile 4 months ago in iPad 0

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

Under review

Material Themes for iOS

Andres Clari 7 months ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 months ago 1

Would be really nice to have the material themes in the iOS app.

They can be found at:



Sync connections between devices.

Don 9 months ago in iPad 0

Makes all the servers I connect to available on all my devices without recreating them manually. My connections change often, as do my devices depending on my travel and expected locations. Delete a server connection and it deletes on all devices. Create a server connection and it shows on all devices.

I use “>Prompt 2” by Panic, Inc. for command line work on servers. All connections are synced between devices automatically.