Quick access to opened tabs on external keyboard

ShadeHunter 1 year ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 1 year ago 1
It would be amazing, if we could simply switch between opened tabs using keyboard shortcuts. For example CMD+1 would be first opened tab, CMD+2 second, and so on. Currenlty those shortcuts are not used for anything and this would be a perfect usage for them. 

The currenlty used shortcut for switching tabs (CTRL+TAB) is not so handy, you have to move the left hand to press it and if you have more tabs you have to press it multiple times. "CMD + 1-9" would be much more convenient.

Thank you for your great work :) 
Under review

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

sylvoie 2 years ago in iPad updated by Andrei 2 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?



Keyboard shortcut to move current selection up/down

scottstamile 2 years 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


How i can get rails snippet in Textastic

Jean Carlo Schechnner 2 years ago in iPad 0

I wanna have snippets like TextMate, it’s possible

Under review

Distraction free mode

minoskt 2 years ago in iPad updated 2 years 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 2 years ago in iPad updated 2 years 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!


Find and Replace ADD all open Docs functions

tony.schaefer333 3 years ago in iPad 0

I would love you to add a function to the find and replace option. Add the option to find and replace in all open docs. For ipad Pro 12.9 iOS11.1
That would almost make this app perfect.


Column Mode Editing

hpjinn 3 years ago in iPad 0

Please support the Column Mode Editing. Thank you.


Save indicator and/or save button

Tom Livingston 5 years ago in iPad 0
It's a bit nerve wracking to wonder if a file is saved, especially after a lot of time spent working. It would be nice to have an indicator showing when a file is saved or saving, or a way to manually save a file - a button or icon to click

Downloaded files to retain last modified date time as in server

Chee-Siong Yee 7 years ago in iPad 0

Downloaded files to retain last modified date time as in server