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jknesek 5 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 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 :)

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

sylvoie 5 years ago in iPad updated by Andrei 5 years 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?


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Export code as pdf with syntax highlighting

robin g kim 6 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 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 6 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years 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 7 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 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.


Guys, please make the jump and give us WYSIWYG editing

Peter Payne 11 years ago in iPad updated by StefanD. 5 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.

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CDN Support

Brad Hellyar 10 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 10 years ago 5
It would be nice to have CDN support, so when I am using the CDN for bootstrap, jQuery, etc the content would display properly in preview mode.

Integrating mySQL/DB autocomplete/suggest support

Billy Griffiths 11 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 11 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. 


Margin settings

Gary Bloom 11 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.


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

James Lock 10 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 10 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.